Some Study Entrepreneurship. We Do It.

11- month Master of Science in Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence (ESTEEM).

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The ESTEEM Graduate Program, built on the powerful platform that is the University of Notre Dame, exists to enable and empower thought leaders to discover, define, develop — and ultimately fulfill — their own personal “Why” through a lifelong engagement with innovation and entrepreneurship.

This 11-month Master of Science begins in the summer semester (June) and runs until the following Spring (May). During this time, students are immersed in an entrepreneurial sandbox. They lead commercialization projects for emerging technologies and experience out-of-the-classroom learning.

Students gain the skills and experience to launch new businesses, become innovators, and be leaders of dynamic, innovative teams. All students are considered for both merit & need-based scholarships.

Fix Things That Matter

ESTEEM strives to provide the most realistic entrepreneurial sandbox in higher education. Encouraging students to create, design, build, fail, pivot, iterate, and perhaps even launch and scale, all with a focus on fixing things that matter.

Catalyze Transformational Change

Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation.

Industry-Sponsored Capstone Project

The Capstone is the cornerstone of the ESTEEM Graduate Program, where students work with local, national, or international industry partners to build out a commercialization roadmap for a new product or service within the company's portfolio.

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