As part of Notre Dame’s 11-month entrepreneurship program, engineering students take foundational business courses that focus on taking newly developed products to market - including accounting, finance, business valuation, financial modeling, technical marketing, and business law. Graduates go on to careers as engineering managers in start-ups, consulting, and high tech verticals. Recent grads have been placed at large tech companies such as Apple and Uber -- and also startups such as Slipstream and Keen Homes
Unlike many engineering master’s programs, an ESTEEM education happens in the context of real-time startup development and culminates in a Capstone Thesis that includes a business plan, financial model, and marketing strategy for an actual discovery or invention in its early stages. All of the projects are based on existing or ongoing research by Notre Dame professors or industry partners.