What Will You Choose?

M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation students' careers will be initially defined by choosing one of several paths:

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Start Your Own Company

  • Identify a significant opportunity and take your idea to market.
  • Launch a sustainable, triple-bottom-line company.

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Contribute to an Expanding Venture

  • Join forces with other entrepreneurs and managers in a start-up environment.
  • Gain an executive position in a high-growth company.

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Lead a Social Enterprise

  • Launch or join a social enterprise and create the change you want to see.
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial and managerial competencies to bring both innovation and processes to the social sector.

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Innovate Inside an Established Firm

  • Design and launch a disruptive product.
  • Redesign processes to make them more sustainable and profitable.

As you grow your career, you may find yourself flipping back and forth between these roles. Some entrepreneurs stay with their initial passion project their entire career, and others found multiple companies. Some use their profits from successful ventures to fund non-profits or more socially conscious enterprises. A select few go back and forth between the start-up ecosystem and corporate environment.

In the world of entrepreneurship, everyone’s story is different. If you do not have a clear goal or idea in mind when you join our program, our mentors, faculty and staff will help you find your path.

Meet Entrepreneurship Alumni

Cynthia Salim
After landing a job at the UN in Geneva at 23, Cynthia founded Citizen’s Mark, an ethical clothing company, receiving honors from Forbes and the World Policy Institute.
Brandin Cohen
After earning LMU Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, Brandin founded Liquid I.V. in 2012. Eight years later, Unilever signed an agreement to acquire the brand.
Garett Awad
Garett was one of the first employees to join TOMS and helped it grow from $50,000 in revenue to a multi-million dollar brand as their Director of Retail Marketing.
Robb Monkman
After a career in government security and a harrowing personal experience, Robb founded React Mobile, a personal safety app designed to call for help instantly.