Masters in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship


Master in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship, PRIME, is a STEM Masters of Science (ScM) degree based in Brown's School of Engineering

Brown University offers a one–year Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) program, a STEM Masters of Science (ScM) degree based in the School of Engineering, with an accelerated schedule that begins in June (summer–fall–spring) for full–time students.

PRIME students experience the process of creating value from technology, learn how to develop embryonic ideas and execute how to bring these ideas to market. Core business skills in finance, strategy, marketing, decision making, globalization and management are provided to assure venture success. After successfully completing the program, international students may utilize OPT, Optional Practical Training (must complete the program on campus). 

Distinct features of our program include:

  • Two enrollment options: residential format or fully online
  • For international students, PRIME is a STEM program and after completing the program in person, may utilize OPT, Optional Practical Training.
  • Rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum
  • Dedicated career planning and professional coaching support
  • High faculty–to–student ratio
  • Access to the entire engineering user facilities, including the Brown Design Workshop, and The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, available to further the mission of making entrepreneurship an essential part of the Brown experience. 
  • Business immersion activities
  • The week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay area enables students to interact with company executives, government representatives, and technologists, richly enhancing their classroom experiences. 

Program of Study: For degree completion, students must complete at least 6 required courses plus 2 electives. The two required summer courses are delivered fully online and begin in summer. For full-time on campus students, in person classes begin in the fall term.

PRIME graduates have secured positions in consulting, investment banking, health/medical companies, information technology, traditional engineering companies, small technology firms and as founders of new ventures.

We help develop entrepreneurial technology leaders with skills to maximize impact for themselves, their companies and society
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The people, your fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff from all over the world. Small class sizes, where you get to know your fellow students, faculty, T.A.s very well and they get to know you. Opportunity, to both learn and do through the programs required internships and venture support resources. The place, connecting in a wonderful New England college city setting. The trip, networking with technology companies and leaders in Silicon Valley (as well as in the Boston, New York, Providence metro area). The affiliation, becoming an alumni of Brown University, one of the leading Ivy League educational institutions in the United States ... we will leave it to you to add more to this list post your time with us!

PRIME Contact Information

Phone: 401-863-2521
Location: School of Engineering | Brown University | 184 Hope St, Providence, RI 02912

PRIME enables you with an understanding about the world and entrepreneurship, but most importantly it builds confidence to start a new venture.