Masters in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship


We help develop entrepreneurial technology leaders with skills to maximize impact for themselves, their companies and society

The PRIME curriculum, like technology and innovation, is constantly evolving as we strive to continually improve the student experience. Students will be informed of any curriculum changes prior to enrollment. 

All students (non Brown 5th years) are required to complete the following during the one year masters program:

  • 8 courses | 6 required core courses plus 2 program director approved electives. Elective courses at Brown, Harvard and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) let students define their own pathways beyond the core studio series.

    PRIME course structure is as follows: 2 + 3 + 3.

    Summer – 2 required PRIME courses fully online
    Fall - 2 required PRIME courses + 1 director approved elective
    Spring - 2 required PRIME courses + 1 director approved elective

  • An internship in the fall OR spring term – all with a technology focus in STEM, as well as, entrepreneurship. PRIME provides the companies; students secure their desired internship The internship may be waived if a student is working or involved in a start-up; program director's approval required. 

PLEASE NOTE: The 2 required summer courses are delivered fully online for all students during the summer. In-person classes will begin in the Fall term. 


(begins fully online) 
Business Engineering Fundamentals I | ENGN2110  
  Business Engineering Fundamentals II | ENGN2120  
FALL   Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization I | ENGN2150  
  Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization II | ENGN2160
SPRING Engineering Management & Decision Making | ENGN2125  
  Globalization Immersion Experience & Entrepreneurship Lab | ENGN 2180
2 Required Electives
Elective – Director approved
Fall or Spring  PRIME provided internship. Students apply directly for the position of interest  

Program Required Course Descriptions

Introduces core concepts in accounting, financial management, and corporate strategy. The final third of the course leverages these core concepts in the context of entrepreneurial finance. 

This course introduces students to the essentials of marketing: how firms and consumers behave and what strategies and methods people can use to successfully operate in today’s dynamic environment.  

The primary objective of the course is to train students on tools, skills, and behaviors required for effective management of complex engineering, research, and business development projects. Although the course will be framed in the context of early-stage technology companies, the skills and principles will be applicable to businesses of any size and maturity. The course is organized around three actionable themes: project management, team management, and decision making. 

ENGN 2150 and ENGN 2160 form a sequence that develops the skills for technology-based entrepreneurship. It teaches creation of viable high-growth-potential new ventures from emerging science and technology. It is from emerging S&T that a high percentage of new jobs are created, both by existing large companies and through the formation of new companies. You will examine S&T for new opportunities, create novel product or service concepts from these sources and determine whether these concepts truly represent new business opportunities. Pedagogy is a combination of lectures and "experiential learning", with work undertaken as a two-semester project. 

Develops core skills in marketing and design and provides students with a framework for the  development of perceived market opportunities into compelling business cases for the creation of a high growth, technology-enabled, ventures. Once again, learning is by a combination of lectures and "experiential learning". 

Develops an understanding of the political, social and cultural dynamics that influence entrepreneurial enterprises in different regions.  

Popular electives include courses in finance, strategy, data analytics, or graduate level courses in a student's undergraduate discipline. Electives must be approved by the student's PRIME advisor. 

Exemplar Electives at Brown

Please note not all may be available. PRIME students are able to explore all courses at Brown; typically focusing on course numbers ranging 1000+ (typical Graduate Student courses). Visit to explore options. Opportunities to cross register at Harvard and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in the FALL TERM ONLY.

Sample Fall Electives


Sample Spring ElectivesSample Spring Page 2


PRIME enables students with a reliable business foundation, supportive network, and most importantly, the confidence to succeed in the entrepreneurial world.

Graduating Class