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Bold. Creative. Socially Conscious.

The LMU M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation curriculum provides students the essential skills and experiences needed to differentiate yourself in today's competitive economy. You will develop your entrepreneurial and innovative mindset while being introduced to the sustainability framework, emerging technologies and basic scientific concepts. Valuable experience is gained by completing a capstone project in your chosen area of focus.

Our program can be completed in 12 months on a full-time basis or 24 months on a part-time basis for a total of 36 units.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the LMU M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation will:

  • Understand the various environmental and societal issues and challenges that the world is/will be facing as well as the new opportunities those challenges bring.
  • Develop essential technical competencies including important analytical methods (lifecycle analysis) as well an appreciation for opportunities and challenges in commercializing clean technologies.
  • Apply a design and innovation tool-set to analyze and create new disruptive products, services and processes.
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset as well as core entrepreneurial management competencies, e.g., strategic and financial planning as well as sales and marketing capabilities in the development of a new project or business.
  • Analyze and apply concepts and issues of entrepreneurial leadership, law and ethics.
  • Enhance professional acumen through executive mentoring, internships, new venture launch and related co-curricular activities.

Transformative and Purposeful

Before the fall semester, all M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation students participate in a week-long, in-person intensive introducing entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation-related concepts, models and tools, as well as design methodology. 

  • ENSI 6200 - Creativity, Innovation, and Design

All students complete the following courses:

  • ENSI 6201 - Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting
  • ENSI 6202 - Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ENSI 6203 - Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • ENSI 6204 - Growth Marketing, Analytics, and Sales
  • ENSI 6205 - Entrepreneurial Law
  • ENSI 6210 - Environmental Problems, Issues & Impacts
  • ENSI 6211 - Environmental Law, Policy & Ethics
  • ENSI 6212 - Developments in Sustainable Technology
  • ENSI 6213 - Sustainable Product and Process Development

All students participate in a 2-semester capstone project in a small team or individually, choosing to focus on either developing a new venture or corporate innovation.

  • ENSI 6221 - Capstone Project I
  • ENSI 6222 - Capstone Project II

Capstone Option 1: New Venture Launch

Students will develop a business idea and prepare to launch their company with the mentorship of faculty and industry professionals, culminating in a final presentation to peers, faculty and industry leaders at the MSESI Showcase.

Capstone Option 2: Corporate Project

Students will work closely with an industry partner to make a measurable impact on a strategic initiative within the organization, giving final presentations of their recommendations to the firm's executives and at the MSESI Showcase.

Although there are not any electives offered within the M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation curriculum, students may enroll in MBA Program elective courses or M.S. in Business Analytics courses on a space-available basis as additional units provided the student meets any course prerequisite requirements.

For detailed course descriptions, see the University Bulletin.