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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies (EAT)

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Master of Science (M.S.)
CIP Code: 52.0701
College of Muma College of Business (BA)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Muma College of Business
Marketing Department (MKT)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue BSN3403
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Michael Fountain
Phone: 813-974-7825
Email: fountain@usf.edu

Website: http://business.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Muma College of Business Faculty List


Major Information

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Colleges of Business and Engineering, Morsani College of Medicine and the Patel College of Global Sustainability, has established a novel, innovative, and unique major in interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies. The Master's of Science Degree Program in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies is a 30 credit-hour major and consists of courses that will consolidate the Entrepreneurship education and training for successful opportunity recognition and development, technology and market assessment, technology commercialization, new venture formation, and new venture financing into a single inter-disciplinary program curriculum utilizing faculty and courses in the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Global Sustainability.

The major is designed such that a student may complete it in a concentrated 12-month period of study or in an 18-month period. In addition, the Masters of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship is designed so that it can be completed as part of a concurrent degree with a traditional M.A., M.S., M.B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. program. Concurrent degrees include the following: Master in Business Administration (MBA), Biotechnology (M.S.), Information Systems (M.S.), Public Health (MPH), Global Sustainability (M.S.) Environmental Science (M.S.), Civil Engineering (M.S.and Ph.D.), Industrial Engineering (M.S.), Medicine (M.D.), and Biomedical Engineering (M.S. B.E. & Ph.D). The concurrent degrees must be completed by the student within a 5-year period following initiation.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: October 15
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university
  • "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average in all upper division work
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal interview
  • GRE, GMAT may be required on individual basis; MCAT or LSAT may be substituted
  • Competence in Statistics, Accounting, and Finance must be demonstrated

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 30 credit hours

Core requirements 15 credits

Electives 15 credits

Program of Study
Course Requirements
Graduation will require successful completion of the 30 hour curriculum, with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (no grades below "C"), within a five (5) year period.

Stipends N/A

Required Entrepreneurship Courses

Core Requirements: 15 hours
Must complete all five courses
*Crosslisted course, choose 1

ENT 6016New Venture Formation (3)*orEIN 6935 Technology Venture Strategies (3)
ENT 6116Business Plan Development (3)*orEIN 6324 Technical Entrepreneurship (3)
ENT 6126Strategic Entrepreneurship (3)*orEIN 6936Strategies in Entrepreneurship Tech (3)
ENT 6186 Strategic Market Assessment (3)*orEIN 6935Strategic Market Assessments (3)
ENT 6415 Venture Capital & Private Equity (3) *orEIN 6934 Venture Capital & Private Equity(3)

Electives: 15 hours
Select five (3hr) courses

ENT 6606 Product Development *Or EIN 6934 New Product Development
ENT 6930 Special Topics Entrepreneurship *Or MAN 6930Special Topics in Management
ENT 6947 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship
MAN 6930 Global Entrepreneurship
EIN 5201 Creativity in Technology
EIN 6430 Overview of Regulated Industries
GEB 6457 Ethics, Law & Sustainable Business Practices
GMS 6095 Principles of Intellectual Property
GMS 6436 Introduction to Biotechnology
GMS 6873 Biomedical Ethics
GMS 7930 Principles of Biochemistry and Genetics
MAN 6456 Improvisation in Organizations
ENT 6155Mergers and Acquisitions: An Entrpreneurial Perspective
Or other graduate courses which may be approved by the Graduate Director

Total Hours: 30


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ENT6016, EIN6935, ENT6116, EIN6324, ENT6126, EIN6936, GMS6095, GMS6094, EIN6430, ENT6186, EIN6935, GMS7930, ENT6947, MAN6930, ENT6606, EIN6936, ENT6415, EIN6934,