Masters of Technological Entrepreneurship

Technological Entrepreneurship (M.A.S.)

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The Master of Technological Entrepreneurship program gives aspiring high-tech entrepreneurs the skills and knowledge they need to make their ideas a reality.

Drawing on Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business, Institute of Design, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, the program provides students—particularly those with technical backgrounds—with a comprehensive curriculum to explore innovative, entrepreneurial, and design-thinking approaches in their work.

Collaboration, networking, and mentoring are woven throughout the program, and strong connections with Chicago’s vibrant entrepreneurial community and Illinois Tech’s innovation-focused groups and resources provide a wide range of opportunities for hands-on experiences.

In the capstone project—which accounts for 9–12 of the 30 credits required for the program—students apply their learning and creativity to real-world enterprises, such as building a startup business, bringing new technology to market, or completing an entrepreneurial project within a company or organization.

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you are guaranteed hands-on experiences throughout your graduate education, such as virtual and in-person internships, and personalized guidance from a career adviser, academic mentor, and alumni coach.

Program Overview

The Master of Technological Entrepreneurship program is specifically designed for students with technical backgrounds and the entrepreneurial spirit and drive to create innovative business ventures. Learning is applied and hands-on, drawing on the abundant resources of Chicago’s dynamic network of startups and tech entrepreneurs.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Technological Entrepreneurship is ideal for students with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics who are looking to gain the necessary business, design, innovation, and legal skills to launch startups and take on leadership positions in small and mid-sized businesses where technology plays a key role.

Courses in the Master of Technological Entrepreneurship program are designed to develop the expertise and problem-solving abilities that entrepreneurs need to thrive in highly competitive business environments, including: strategizing for the high-tech business space, design thinking, and navigating the legal and transactional aspects of forming and growing businesses.

In the program’s Capstone, students apply their learning by engaging in an individualized hands-on, real-world project as a startup founder, corporate innovator, or creative researcher.

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  • Completed Online Application
  • Official transcript submission with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score, if required. A minimum score of 85 on the internet-based TOEFL, 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 7.0 on the IELTS exam is required for admission consideration
  • A one-page professional statement of goals and objectives
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference

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Enrich Your Skills in Chicago

Institute of Design outside Kaplan Institute

The Kaplan Institute was created to help innovative and entrepreneurial students become the leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs of the future.

Entrepreneurship Academy

This university-wide, academic-focused organization is fostering a community of entrepreneurship on campus that transcends departments and units.


Chicago Technology Community

Chicago has one of the world’s most diverse economies, including manufacturing, life sciences, services, logistics, hospitality, and software/IT.

Featured Faculty

Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship
Weslynne Ashton
Associate Professor Faculty Affiliate, Armour College of Engineering
M. Krishna Erramilli
Associate Dean Director, Master of Business Administration Director, M.S. in Marketing Analytics Director, M.B.A. Business Analytics Professor of Marketing
Peter Zapf
Adjunct Professor
Heather Harper
Clinical Professor of Law
Jeremy Alexis
Vice Provost, Office of Professional and Continuing Education Clinical Professor of Design

Apply Your Learning in a Capstone Project

Startup Ideas

Students interested in developing and commercializing their own ideas into a product or service-based startup can do so in the MTE program.

Research Commercialization

Students interested in bringing to market technologies based on laboratory research from universities and other research institutions will learn the commercialization process in the MTE program.

Corporate Innovation

Students interested in acquiring the knowledge, competencies, and relationships to solve innovation challenges within established companies and large organizations can do so in the MTE program.

Our Core Strengths

Faculty Colaboration

With approximately 30 students per cohort, the level of access to faculty is high. 

Community Engagement

Students work closely with the campus community and the Chicago innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Alumni Relations

A global network of accomplished Illinois Tech alumni is available to engage with and support our students.

Student Relationships

With a cohort of students completing the two terms in unison, there are rich opportunities to develop lasting friendships and networks.

Active Learning

Faculty work closely with colleagues and graduate students at Stuart to create knowledge across a wide range of topics in business and technology.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Ideas, expertise, and resources from the fields of business, design, law, and technology produce a rich environment for learning and innovation.

“This program has helped me to have a better understanding of people’s needs. Losing the fear to go out, talk with people and customers, and discover their motivations and necessities was without a doubt the greatest skill the MTE program gave me.”

—Rodrigo Martorell (Master of Technological Entrepreneurship ’22)

“As an MTE program student, I was able to gain knowledge and skills that have changed my life and how to think forever. I'm proud to be an alumnus of the MTE program, which I believe will disrupt higher education soon. With MTE, your future is about to start.”

- Faisal Alshehri (Master of Technological Entrepreneurship ’21)

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