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Gain business skills + entrepreneurial confidence

In 12 months, earn your Duke Master of Engineering Management degree along with the knowledge, perspectives and guidance to start a new tech venture, launch a new product or idea, or even found your own company.

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A Master's for Entrepreneurs

The Duke Master of Engineering Management Entrepreneurs and Founders Track offers unparalleled opportunities for students interested in starting their own tech-based ventures.

Led by successful entrepreneurs, our focused master's program will teach you how to identify worthwhile problems, develop conceptual solutions, build prototypes and develop a start-up strategy.

Selected graduates can even win additional support and funding to launch their companies!

 Rigorous Coursework

  • 4 courses in business fundamentals (marketing, management, finance, law/IP)
  • 4 technical electives geared toward your goals (needs identification, startup strategy, prototype development, and more)

 Personalized Mentorship

  • One-on-one guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Dedicated career services and professional development opportunities

 Experienced Faculty

  • Learn from successful entrepreneurs—program leaders have founded six companies with exit value over $260M 
  • More than 40 companies launched by Duke Engineering faculty

 Founder's Fellowship

Compete for a semester-long, tuition-free Founder’s Fellowship to dedicate extra time to your venture and receive $5,000 operating capital

 Build Your Network

  • Benefit from our highly entrepreneurial community, including the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Compelling ventures will be introduced to Duke investors through the Duke Angel Network and our 170,000-strong alumni network

Robert Coyle

"Whether you are looking to be the next big entrepreneur or drive new products in your existing organization, the Entrepreneurship & Founders Track will walk you through the processbut more importantly, Duke has brought together an all-star team to help you. This expertise, along with a proven process, will give you the tools to bring your ideas to life."

Robert J. Coyle, SR. VP, Pharma & Healthcare Strategy
Kuehne + Nagel Inc.

Compete for a Founder's Fellowship with a tuition-free working semester plus $5,000 operating capital to help you launch your venture

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