• The ESTEEM program is part of a larger ecosystem of taking ideas all the way from concept to market.

  • Five recent ESTEEM students, all entrepreneurs, all in start-ups. Learn more about how ESTEEM got them there.

  • ESTEEM Start-Up enFocus Impacts Local Economic Development

Why a Master of Entrepreneurship?

ESTEEM is an innovative 11-month entrepreneurship master’s program designed to equip a person with the specific skills required to launch a business. Unlike the traditional M.B.A., an entrepreneurship master’s focuses on the direct application of business skills to a entrepreneurial environment. ESTEEM sets itself apart from other entrepreneur master’s programs by putting students in the middle of real-time startup development. In addition, a wide network of investors and alumni is available to help launch ventures inspired by students' capstone projects. Learn more about our Entrepreneur Master's Program

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Science and Engineering Meet Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

A collaborative effort of the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering, College of Science, and Mendoza College of Business, the one-year Master of Entrepreneurship degree program is designed for students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurship graduate program with a focus on science and technology. 

The program is uniquely designed to enhance your existing scientific, mathematics, engineering and technical skills through a sound introduction to entrepreneurship and innovation. All ESTEEM students are required to complete a capstone project in which they work with the faculty mentor who seeded the project. Each student must thoroughly evaluate the technology and develop the seed concept into a complete business plan. Current projects include remote detection of soil moisture for agriculture, new technologies to detect E. coli in drinking water, and development of more efficient aerospace heat sheilds. Learn more by checking out current and former student projects in the thesis spotlight.

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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

The University of Notre Dame ranks in the top 100 research institutions for biological sciences, physics, chemistry, and computer science. US News & World Report lists Notre Dame in the top 50 engineering programs, and in the top 25 graduate business schools. In addition to world-class research and post-graduate education, the Notre Dame campus is home to numerous centers and institutes that act as engines of innovation.

The ESTEEM program is an entrepreneur master's program that offers a true entrepreneurial environment that fosters promising ideas through activities in the classroom and out of the classroom. Incubators and support services include the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Fellow Irish Social Hub

A wide network of investors and alumni is available to help launch ventures; Irish Angels, Irish Innovation Fund, and the Irish Entrepreneurs Network, have all provided funding for ESTEEM program graduates. 


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


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