ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. By the time they graduate, due to the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM students find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation.
Over the course of this 11-month master of science degree program at the University of Notre Dame, students from technical backgrounds are equipped with the skills and experience to launch new businesses, become innovators within large corporations, and be leaders of dynamic, innovative teams. Students are immersed in an entrepreneurial sandbox, where they get their hands dirty with entrepreneurship and innovation through a cutting-edge curriculum, a capstone commercialization thesis for an emerging technology, and outstanding out-of-the-classroom experiences.
One way that ESTEEM alumni are fixing things that matter is through their roles in dozens of startup and early stage companies, across varied and diverse industries, in countries around the world. The stories linked below highlight a few of the companies and ventures our graduates are building, in pursuit of Notre Dame founder Fr. Sorin's vision that the University be a "force for good in the world."