Masters in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Brown University undergraduates have the opportunity spend a fifth year at Brown to earn a Master of Science in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship degree. The 5th Year ScM is an efficient way of learning the process of creating value from technology, learning how to develop embryonic ideas and bringing them to the market. You will learn core business skills in finance, strategy, marketing, decision making, globalization and management. 

Courses Required: 6 core classes and an internship are required to complete the program. 5th Years are not required to take the electives and will not be charged for the 2 courses; therefore providing a 25% reduction in tuition. Undergraduate courses are required to be entered in the online application and must be approved by the director.

Click here for admission requirements. Deadline is February 1, 2022

All applications for PRIME must be completed online.  Please click here for the online application.


  • Unofficial transcripts from all Post-Secondary Education  (official transcripts will be requested upon acceptance)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • Personal statement: (1000-1500 words stating your reason to pursue graduate work) Opportunity to express your interest pertaining to the development of the business and technical foundations for successful careers in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship. The statement should include examples of your past work in your chosen field, your plans for study at Brown, and your professional goals.
  • GRE scores: Required
    Brown reporting code: 3094. There is no departmental / major code.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores: Required for any non-native English speaker who does not have a degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction.

Brown University is now accepting the at-home version of the TOEFL and GRE. GMAT scores may be submitted in place of the GRE. 

  • Application fee of $100

Yes, the degree issued is a Masters of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME), under the School of Engineering and is a STEM program.

Currently, scholarships are not available for the PRIME program. Students are encouraged to explore work opportunities on the Brown campus. Research and Teaching Assistant positions are available for students to apply to.

Student loans are also available through our Office of Financial Aid to eligible applicants who submit the FAFSA by April 15. 

Class of 2023, July intake:

  • Priority Review Deadline - December 15 | Decision Released by February 1
  • Regular Deadline - February 1 | Decision Released by March 25

Brown University 5th Year Deadline: February 1, 2022

If you earned a bachelor's degree from an English-speaking institution, most likely you qualify for a TOEFL waiver.

For all others, waivers are granted within the application system. 

All students must begin the program in July due to sequential and accelerated nature of the program. Students begin the 2 required summer courses fully online.

PRIME students earn an ScM degree in one academic year. Please note this is a non-thesis degree.

The minimum score for admission consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test. 

You can find additional information about the STEM extension on the site of our International Student Services department (OISSS).

The School of Engineering is not accepting GRE or GMAT waiver requests for this recruitment cycle. 

Brown University is now accepting the at-home version of the GRE and GMAT.

Each application is assessed holistically: In addition to GRE scores, the other requirements to apply — the essay, recommendations, transcripts, and resume — all factor into whether a student is considered suitable for admission.

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.

PRIME is primarily designed for a student who has an engineering,  computer science, applied math, or physicial/biological science undergraduate degree. Students with undergraduate degrees in economics, business and industrial design who have an interest in innovation management and entrepreneurship have also successfully completed the program.

Resources are available to PRIME students through Brown’s Career Lab, Nelson Center interactions and via contacts established within the program with alumni and senior executives.

Tuition for PRIME's 2021/2022 Academic Year is $68,072. PRIME students are required to complete 8 courses. 

For additional information regarding fees, etc. please visit the Graduate School website.

Amid the global pandemic, all in-person tours, information sessions and visits for prospective and admitted undergraduate, graduate and medical students, delegations and special groups have not been determined, at this time.


If you have additional questions regarding the PRIME program, please contact our enrollment team at