Update 11/7/2018: The program is not a “brand new” program, but changes were made to relaunch it.
Cogswell College relaunches their Graduate Degree program, the Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The 12-month program was created “for students seeking to establish their own business ventures, manage entrepreneurial enterprises, transition to new careers, or thrive through innovation within their current place of work,” according to Department of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (BEI) Director, Bobbi Makani.
The program is designed to help prepare students for “challenges and opportunities of new business ventures or leading innovating projects within an organization.” The Master’s Degree promises students will benefit from opportunities to work on projects that are relevant to their entrepreneurial pursuits, ideas, or current occupations.
The program will have courses both online and on-campus, with in-class meetings on weekends and after-work hours to accommodate students with jobs. It is designed as a 30-credit program to be completed in 12 months, and includes “a practicum where students apply their new skills to their own start-up ventures or innovative ideas.”
The program is open to all students, but those without a background in business must attend a special primer on entrepreneurship and innovation called “IGNITE!”, which is scheduled weeks before they start the program.
A capstone course is a practicum, with options for projects including working with real companies (such as businesses or non-profit organizations), addressing an identified business challenge, researching new opportunities, or achieving a defined organizational objective.
“We’re really excited about the Master's program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation here at Cogswell,” says Makani. “The program is designed to expand pre-existing business knowledge. We’ve worked with industry professionals to redesign the program to make sure that it is relevant to the industry and the workplace.”
Brian Shepard, Cogswell’s President and Chief Academic Officer, is looking forward to the program. “I think the reinvigorated Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a great shot in the arm for Cogswell as we create further opportunities for our students to be standouts in the Silicon Valley creative-technology industries.”
Students interested in Cogswell’s Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program can reach Director Bobbi Makani at email@example.com.