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Gain business skills + entrepreneurial confidence

In 12 months, earn your Duke Master of Engineering Management degree (MEM) 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 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 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, Senior VP | Kuehne + Nagel Inc.

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

Duke Pratt Entrepreneurs

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