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Stanford GSB, Stanford University, and Silicon Valley provide exemplary conditions for idea incubation. Our entrepreneurship curriculum and programming teach you to bring your vision to market with precision and speed.

If this is your goal, you might focus on:

  • Experiential opportunities to test and iterate ideas, with access to unrivaled expertise
  • Big picture and systematic approaches to launch and lead a breakthrough venture
  • A safe learning environment to conduct early-market validation that taps a rich network of talent

Stanford GSB allows you to learn from and leverage the best and brightest students, guest speakers, and expert faculty. At the end of your program, you will have the confidence to build your venture strategically and with scalability.

Entrepreneurship Masters: MSx Alumni Profiles in Entrepreneurship

Sample Electives

Like in an entrepreneurship MBA or master’s degree in entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurship path offers courses tailored to entrepreneurship.

Startup Garage: Design An intensive, hands-on course utilizing the principles of design thinking, engineering, finance, business, and organizational skills to design and test new business concepts. Collaborative, multidisciplinary teams will identify an unmet customer need, design corresponding products or services, and develop business models to support the creation and launch of a startup.
Investment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance View the financial decision-making process of an entrepreneurial venture from early- to late-stages while exploring new developments like crowdfunding and liquidity provisions. Varied perspectives, from the CEO to the investor, are discussed so you fully understand the range of incentives involved in the context of negotiations.
Entrepreneurship: Formation of New Ventures This integrative course structured for future business owners focuses on the point of view of an entrepreneur or manager, rather than the passive investor. It emphasizes high-tech, early-stage, and diverse ventures.
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Partnership for Growth Explore the current business landscape and the importance of the partnership between investors and entrepreneurs. Students connect with members of the entrepreneur and venture capital communities while investigating the rapid evolution of the investor sector, how investors differentiate in an “entrepreneur’s market”, and how investors work with entrepreneurs post-investment.

Quick Look: MSx Faculty

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