Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technologies

General

Program Description

For the first time ever, South Florida's Muma College of Business will bring its highly successful Master of Science in Europe, thanks to a new agreement between the University of South Florida and H-FARM.

Coursework in this master's program covers the development of new products and services, definition of strategies, fundraising, the technological and digital transformation of industries and boasts a strong emphasis on sustainability and social responsability. It will be taught by USF and H-FARM professors, many of whom are entrepreneurs and digital managers themselves, so that students will work alongside professionals, learning from their experience and best practices.

The students will be able to earn an American degree, while studying in Italy, and enjoying its unique lifestyle, having access to the brand new H-FARM Campus close to Venice, which is destined to become the most important center for innovation and entrepreneurship at a European level. Thanks to the H-FARM international network, they will have the opportunity to meet companies from sectors such as fashion, design, home automation, automotive.

Choosing Master's EAT will give them a privileged point of view on the future, with a focus on the digital, entrepreneurship and management aspects.

Master's EAT is among the best programs in the USA - ranked No.8 by Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review - and is accredited by the AACSB.

Why apply to the master's EAT program?

From the creation of products and services to communications strategies, from fundraising to the identification of possible opportunities, the Master in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technologies is aimed at students who dream of starting their own business or who want to accelerate their careers, using the typical mindset and skills of entrepreneurs and innovators.

  • Provided by: University of South Florida & H-FARM
  • Formula: Full-time master’s program
  • Flexible duration: 12 months to 24 months
  • Accreditation: AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • Language: English
  • Cost: € 21.000,00 + VAT (22%)
  • Application deadline: May 4, 2020

"Students learn by doing, it's the best way to learn but not the easiest. Students are immersed in real-world projects solving problems or investigating issues that entrepreneurs at H-FARM experience or the students themselves when starting their own venture.” Prof. Dirk Libaers, Director of the master’s EAT

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Key characteristics of this master’s program

  • Leadership
  • Semester abroad
  • Graduation at Tampa Campus
  • Venture Creation
  • Creativity
  • Green
  • Innovation
  • Business Stewardship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Social Venturing
  • Technology Creation
  • Sustainability

Why master's EAT

Entrepreneurial skills can be used in any professional context. This is why the master’s EAT has a transdisciplinary structure that covers a wide and varied range of thematic areas.

All projects are team-based. In the real world, in companies, most products or services, and other initiatives are created by cross-functional teams, composed of people from different functional areas within a company.

The Master in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technologies has engineering, business, art, social and political science, science, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, law majors and others in our classes.

By taking part in the Master in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technologies, you will be in direct contact with entrepreneurs, businesses and Europe’s most cutting-edge startups, internationally renowned professors, young innovators. All within a single location that facilitates the exchange of ideas, stimuli, best practices, and experiences, which provide our students with inspiration for their future careers.

After this Master, you will be able to

  • Identify opportunities linked to new technologies
  • Create strategies for bringing innovative products and services to the market
  • Develop vertical skills for the creation of new businesses
  • Design financial strategies to raise the funds needed to launch new businesses

Accreditation

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) grants internationally-recognized accreditation for undergraduate degree courses, Masters and doctorates in Business and Accounting.

AACSB accreditation is globally considered to be the highest form of professional recognition that a business school can achieve.

Schools with AACSB accreditation boast the best professors and the most challenging and relevant educational programs. Students have access to professional opportunities that no other business school can offer. Only 5% of business schools in the world can claim this esteemed recognition.

Courses

The master’s EAT is composed of 10 courses. Each course delivers 3 US credits (6 EU credits or ECTS).

The program’s courses will be managed and delivered through the Canvas platform. Each course will have its own section, where students can view the course schedule, assignments and reading materials and case studies. The platform will be managed and hosted by USF.

Sequence of courses 2020/2021

  • September: Strategic Market Assessments ENT 6186
  • October: New Venture Formation ENT 6016
  • November: Venture Capital & Private Equity ENT 6415
  • December: Product Development ENT 6606
  • January: Exit Strategies ENT 6930
  • February: Creativity & Design ENT 6611
  • March: Social Entrepreneurship ENT 6501
  • April/May: Strategic Entrepreneurship ENT 6126
  • May/June: Business Plan Development ENT 6116
  • May/July: Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship ENT 6947

Exchange program

Master’s students have the opportunity to take part in an exchange program in which the five best students from the H-FARM campus are invited to spend a semester in Florida at the USF campus, thus allowing them to attend half of the program’s courses abroad.

All students attending the master's program at the H-FARM campus will obtain the degree directly from the University of South Florida, spending the last month on the USF campus.

During the exchange program, students can take part in activities and visited the USF Center for Entrepreneurship, the university incubators and private venture accelerators and investors in the Tampa Bay area.

USF will cover the cost of these students’ accommodation (the students will cover their own travel costs).

Admission

The Admission process consists of the following steps:

  • Submit the required documentation
  • Take part in an admission interview

The applicant has completed a four-year college program (USA) or a three-year degree (Europe) and obtained a G.P.A. (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (average of 24 for Italian students).

Applicants are also required to submit their Bachelor’s degree certificate and an official transcript that indicates the courses taken and grades obtained, as well as any certificate of participation in post-graduate courses.

Documentation required for evaluation

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A motivational letter (250 words)
  • A declaration of intent
  • GRE or GMAT score
  • Proven skills in Statistics, Accounting and Finance that can be inferred from the curriculum or specific experiences

Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must provide documentation of their language skills by submitting the results from one of the following exams:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a grade of 79 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a grade of 6.5 or higher
  • GRE Verbal Exam with a grade of at least 153 (or equivalent exam)
  • An International Baccalaureate diploma

*Grades must refer to exams taken within the two years prior to the application.

Application deadlines

Applications for the Master’s can be submitted starting on December 4, 2019, until the deadline of May 4, 2020.

The admission to the interview stage will be communicated to the applicant by June 15th.

The interviews will be held starting on June 22nd.

Following the evaluation of applications and interviews, admission to the master's degree is communicated by 30 June 2020 through the publication of the ranking. The program will begin on September 15th, 2020.

Fees and loans

The cost of the master’s program is €21,000.00, plus VAT (22%).

Room & board is not included.

Thanks to our partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo bank, all students can have access to student loans “Per Merito”.

This type of financing plan does not require a bank guarantee – students simply need to demonstrate that they are enrolled in the degree program and possess the requirements listed.

The meeting of the requirements will be certified directly by the educational institution or by a third-party certification body in agreement with the bank.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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Accreditations

AACSB Accredited