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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017

Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies (EAT)

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

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Michael Fountain
Phone: 813-974-7825


Faculty Search: Business Administration Faculty List

Program 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 program in interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies. The Masters of Science Degree Program in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies is a 30 credit-hour program and consists of ten (10) 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 program 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 dual-degree program with a traditional M.A., M.S., M.B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. program. Dual 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 program 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 and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

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

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 1
Spring: July 1
Summer: ---

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 listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Bachelors 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


Program Degree Requirements

Total Minimum Program 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 Program Director

Total Hours: 30

College Degree Requirements

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


USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance

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Fellowships & Scholarships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at Then go to 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: to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: 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.


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,