Leonhardts LaunchPads Degree Programat The University of Northern California (STIC)
Tuition: $19,800 In-state tuition: $9,800 Expected Enrollment 2012: 40 Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 90% Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes Scholarships money available: $40,000 Number of entrepreneurship organizations and clubs: 1 Mentorship programs: 4 Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $15,000
A 20-month, part-time program for aspiring entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is, at its core, a creative activity. The M.S. in Entrepreneurship at The University of Northern California in association with start-up business incubator Leonhardt's Launchpads offers a focused curriculum designed to expand your creative vision and translate it into a real business in 20 months. The program gives you the professional acumen to combine with your new business idea to launch a venture that will attract investors and succeed in the marketplace. Whereas other programs focus solely on business plan writing, we start from the inception of your own brainchild and help you flesh out a business model that will build an effective organization, make a connection with the intended market, and generate profits.
Curriculum The program gives you a solid foundation of business principles then segues into a series of courses based on "entrepreneurship as creative problem solving."
Pitch Your Idea The program culminates with a written business plan that students will present to a panel of angel investors and venture capitalists.
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World Class Faculty Faculty members combine stellar academic credentials with real-world business experience.