Three schools. One integrated program.
One Year. Your venture.

Engineering + Business + Design

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Announcing the $10,000 Ventures for Equity and Inclusion Scholarship


Program description

The innovation and venture development MS is a one-year master of science program that prepares leaders with the mindset, skillsets and practice needed to launch successful ventures in any industry or sector, inside existing organizations or as new entities. Graduates will be prepared to lead cross-disciplinary teams in a world of growing uncertainty and ambiguity: identifying needs and evaluating opportunities; generating insights from real world problems, innovating solutions; creating and launching scalable business models that provide value to all stakeholders.

The MSIVD program is a transdisciplinary partnership between three leading schools at Arizona State University:

  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

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An experience-based curriculum

The innovation and venture development MS is a studio-based, student-centric program, where each student will be responsible as the entrepreneur working with a small founding team (as in real life startup) to make things happen. The program erases traditional academic silos to provide students with problem-solving capabilities and practical experience that founders and leaders need to succeed.

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Jackie Collens

Jackie Collens is the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Science in Innovation and Venture Development. She has worked at Arizona State University since 2016. She assists MSIVD students throughout the admissions process and as an academic advisor.

If you would like to schedule a call or Zoom meeting to discuss the program, please contact Jackie at [email protected] or 480-727-1865.