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News: CSUSB Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Welcomes 2nd Cohort with Live & In-Person Instruction and One Lucky Scholarship Award Recipient for Fall 2021 - Mon, June 28, 2021

Mon, June 28, 2021

CSUSB Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Welcomes 2nd Cohort with Live & In-Person Instruction and One Lucky Scholarship Award Recipient for Fall 2021

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration’s School of Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino has successfully completed the inaugural year of its Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduate program (MSEI). The JHBC College and the CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship are dually AACSB credited. This is the first public MSEI graduate degree program of its kind and CSUSB is excited to announce year two will feature live and in-person instruction starting this Fall 2021. Applications are accepted until July 15, 2021, for Fall 2021 beginning in August! Start your application at calstate.edu/apply. This program welcomes cross-disciplinary fields of study and has been attracting students from varied undergraduate majors, including psychology, kinesiology, and studio arts. The MSEI program is structured as a 16-24 month, 30-unit program for both business and non-business majors alike and utilizes primarily face-to-courses.

LAST CHANCE! We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding one (1) scholarship of $5,000 to one (1) student who is among the first 10 students to apply and are accepted to the MSEI program’s 2nd cohort for Fall 2021!

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration’s School of Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino has successfully completed the inaugural year of its Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduate program (MSEI). The JHBC College and the CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship are dually AACSB credited. This is the first public MSEI graduate degree program of its kind and CSUSB is excited to announce year two will feature live and in-person instruction starting this Fall 2021.

Established in 2020, CSUSB’s School of Entrepreneurship was also the first of its kind in California, and its MSEI specialized graduate degree program is designed to offer students with business, technical, or other non-business degrees a comprehensive education that prepares them to launch entrepreneurial ventures or new business ventures within large organizations.

This program welcomes cross-disciplinary fields of study and has been attracting students from varied undergraduate majors, including psychology, kinesiology, and studio arts. The MSEI program is structured as a 16-24 month, 30-unit program for both business and non-business majors alike and utilizes primarily face-to-face courses but will also integrate hybrid instruction where appropriate. The program is identified as a Top 35 Globally Recognized Entrepreneurship program

The Fall deadline is quickly approaching for Fall 2021 – The deadline is July 15th, 2021.

Application requirements are simple: NO GMAT or GRE Required. Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.75, a Personal statement stating why you want to join this program, Current Resume, English proficiency exam: IELTS/TOEFL, 1 Letter of recommendation, and finally each candidate will be required to participate in a brief interview with the MSEI program director and/or faculty.

This is what Matt List , a local business owner and a member of the inaugural MSEI program has to say about his MSEI experience, “The MSEI program was an excellent fit for a working professional and business owner such as myself. Perhaps the biggest gift that I received was the faculty and staff that helped me along on this journey of getting my Masters. This program was a great opportunity for an "older" student to jump back into the arena of schooling. At, first I was overwhelmed but the support you receive from the staff and faculty is what made the difference for me. My advice to new applicants is - Jump in you will be just fine because you have an awesome team surrounding you dedicated to your success.”

Fellow MSEI cohort member, Brittney Howard , also expressed the value the program has provided, “The MSEI program has been an amazing experience. The MSEI professors have the ability to teach entrepreneurship theoretically and through real-life experience; they have no reservations about sharing the details of their successes. What I really appreciate is their ability to share their failures and the mistakes made before the success….it can be hard, it can be time-consuming but that old saying, 'Fall seven times get up eight. If you are willing to take the risk and willing to learn the process of becoming an entrepreneur then this program is for you. A plan backed by action, makes your dreams come true.' - Greg Reid."

Aaron Brill , current MSEI accelerated track student, former professional baseball player, and Founder of Baseball Brilliance states,

“The MSEI program has been exactly what I was looking for in a graduate program and more. Not coming from a traditional business background, but having interest and experience with entrepreneurship, left me wanting a program more all-encompassing in helping me continue my current journey of discovering my version of financial freedom via entrepreneurship. I wanted to be sure I was going to be learning and taking actionable steps towards achieving my goals and the MSEI program’s ability to put me in direct contact with established entrepreneurs and businesses owners as professors and other aspiring entrepreneurs as classmates have done precisely that.”

Applications are accepted until July 15, 2021, for Fall 2021 beginning in August! Start your application at calstate.edu/apply

APPLY NOW for your chance at being the one (1) student who will receive the $5000 scholarship as one (1) of the first 10 students to apply and be accepted into the second cohort of the MSEI program.

Have more questions? View the information session at MSEI On-Demand.

About the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and the CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship: Established in 1999, the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) supports and celebrates Entrepreneurship & Small Business through innovative programs and educational resources. At CSUSB, IECE coordinates experiential academic programs and events that support the success of CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship students that pursue degrees in Entrepreneurship for undergraduate and graduate students alike. In the local community, IECE offers existing and aspiring entrepreneurs a wide array of business advisory and mentoring services and entrepreneurial training programs that help them achieve greater levels of success in their business ventures with their top tier programs such as the Women’s Business Centers, The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IESBDC), the CA State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and the Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Black-tie gala.

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