Dec 06, 2023  
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Master of Business Administration with Specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Business)

The MBA with specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship trains managers who can take new ideas and inventions from their source of discovery to the marketplace. It is designed to give students the expertise to assess and realize commercial potential of the latest technologies, as well as to apply entrepreneurial approaches to commercializing technology and innovation.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units in coursework, including a 3-unit capping exercise.

Coursework (57 units)

  • BUS 501  
  • MBA core courses  
  • Two 3-unit Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses
  • Two 3-unit Innovation and Entrepreneurship electives (chosen from an approved list)
  • Five 3-unit approved graduate level electives

Capping Exercise (3 units)

Ethics Requirement

The FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement is fulfilled through registration in SEM 652 .

Professional Development Requirement

Students in the MBA with Specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement through their program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in this program on a full-time basis can complete it in two calendar years however, it may be possible to accelerate studies with the completion of courses during Spring/Summer. Alternatively, this course-based MBA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MBA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.