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Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Program (ESTEEM)

University of Notre Dame

12 months
58190 USD/year
58190 USD/year
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Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Program (ESTEEM) at University of Notre Dame is an innovative 11-month entrepreneurship master’s program designed to instill the specific skills required to launch a business. Unlike the traditional M.B.A., an entrepreneurship master’s focuses on the direct application of business skills in an entrepreneurial environment.


Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Program (ESTEEM) sets itself apart from other entrepreneurship master’s programs by putting students in the middle of real-time startup development. In addition, a wide network of investors and alumni are available to help launch ventures inspired by students' capstone projects.

About the program

The Master's of Entrepreneurship program is a collaborative effort of the University of Notre Dame's College of Engineering, College of Science, and Mendoza College of Business. This interdisciplinary program is designed for students interested in developing business skills with a focus on emerging technologies and entrepreneurship - it's not just business; it's the business of innovation. Previously open only to those with undergraduate STEM degrees, the program is now open to anyone with significant experience in research and technology.

As an ESTEEM student you will receive an intensive, hands-on education in – and exposure to – the world of entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization of research. Our multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on leading faculty from all three colleges, will provide you with a unique and solid foundation of learning and skill-set development in the core business fundamentals you will need to successfully bring new ideas to market. Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Launch Strategy, Business Model Canvas, Design Thinking, Technology and Ethics, Big Data Analytics, Design Entrepreneurship, Funding New Ventures – and more – are taught to empower, enable, and inspire you to change the world.

Your capstone thesis project will allow you to translate your classroom learning into go-to-market commercialization strategies. With over 50% of capstone thesis projects receiving corporate sponsorship, you will be immersed in cutting edge - and real life - opportunities to have entrepreneurship come to life in a unique and powerful way.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Law
  • Business Presentations
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ESTEEM Technical Elective: Object Design and Fabrication
  • Launch Strategy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

General ESTEEM application requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering, math, or science (or its equivalent) from an accredited American university or foreign institution of acceptable standing by the time of graduate matriculation
  • Official test score report (GRE is preferred; GMAT or MCAT are accepted). Unofficial copies will be allowed for the purposes of evaluation, however official copies are required prior to matriculation if admitted.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Intent
  • Two (2) essays
  • Three (3) recommendations
  • Official TOEFL Scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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    58190 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58190 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58190 USD per year during 12 months.

*confirmation fee of $1,000 is required and will be applied to the student’s tuition upon enrollment at Notre Dame and is non-refundable

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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