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Master of Technological Entrepreneurship

The Master of Technological Entrepreneurship (MTE) at Illinois Tech is an innovative new graduate program that gives aspiring high-tech entrepreneurs the skills and knowledge they need to make their business ideas a reality.

By combining courses in business, law, and design from top-ranked programs within Illinois Tech--a leading tech-focused university in Chicago--the MTE offers a number of advantages for individuals looking to launch startups in the high-tech space. This one-year program is designed to be completed full-time with a cohort of fellow entrepreneurs, and will draw on Chicago’s rich entrepreneurial community to further your business development.

The MTE is ideal for entrepreneurs with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics looking to gain the necessary business, design, innovation, and legal skills to develop successful enterprises where technology plays a key role.

The MTE is also a great program for professionals who already work within the high-tech space. The program will help students explore ways to apply innovative, entrepreneurial, and design-thinking approaches in current work assignments.

Program Snapshot

6 core courses
2 entrepreneurial electives, which can be taken through any program offered by Illinois Tech
1 six-credit capstone/practicum course where students will develop their business idea
30 total credit hours

Degree requires three semesters (1 year) of full-time study. Tuition: $1,313 per credit hour (see the Student Accounting Office for relevant fees)


BUS 510: Building Innovative and Sustainable Businesses
MBA 576: Creating and Financing Technology Ventures
IDN 560: Introduction to Analysis and Synthesis in Design
IDX 562: Multidisciplinary Prototyping for Entrepreneurs
LAW 171: Entrepreneurial Law
LAW 505: Business Entity Formation
MTE 590: Building Technological Enterprises (Capstone)

Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE score within five years of testing date. The GRE or GMAT requirement may be waived for highly qualified applicants based on excellent professional or academic background.
  • Professional Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation