MS-CEI Program Overview

MS-CEI Overview

The MS-CEI program is a Master's degree in Computing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, combining computer science courses from the Courant Institute (Graduate School of Arts and Science) and business courses from the Stern School of Business.

Located in the heart of one of the world's most inspiring and influential cities, NYU's MS-CEI is a great environment to turn ideas into business realities. Designed to train future generations of technology entrepreneurs in the fundamentals of computer science and entrepreneurship, this one year immersive program aims to help meet the changing technological challenges of today and motivate students to reshape their thinking for tomorrow.

Specifically, the MS-CEI is designed for computer science students and technology professionals interested in pursuing entrepreneurship or assuming leadership roles in innovative technology based organizations. By providing strong fundamentals in rigorous computer science applications, systems engineering and entrepreneurship the MS-CEI program will train students to become the next CTOs and CEOs of high-tech startups. Throughout the year students will go through various stages of technological entrepreneurship including problem conceptualization, idea incubation, product development, pilot deployment and effectiveness evaluation towards nurturing them to pursue their concepts into realities.

MS-CEI students will take business courses alongside MBA students, as well as draw the same courses as Courant Computer Science graduate programs (MS-CS & MS-DS), providing a unique opportunity of combining outstanding technical preparation with business sense. Students will develop their startup ideas through the program's core courses, specifically designed for it: from the ideation phase in Design & Innovation, to persevering or pivoting in Lean Launchpad, to building it in the Entrepreneurship Capstone. Beyond the program itself, NYU gives students the possibility of leveraging some of the top resources for entrepreneurs in the world such as the Leslie eLab , or Stern's 300k challenge.

This program is a great fit for students who wish to become software engineers (with well rounded skills), product designers, product managers, program managers and technical leads in organizations. While the program inculcates the key attributes of entrepreneurship, not every student in the program may launch a startup from the program. In fact, many students in the program have developed a combination of strong technical skills combined with strong design and entrepreneurship thinking which make them pursue a broad spectrum of jobs in the industry across both well established companies and startups.

Requirements in a Nutshell

The MS-CEI degree requires 13 courses for a total of 33 credits. Six of these credits are through the Stern School of Business while the remaining credits are from Computer Science at Courant. Students must also maintain good standing by sustaining a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 (B) each semester.

For more details on the MS-CEI requirements, please see the MS-CEI Requirements page.

Sample Courses

Below is an incomplete list of classes that MS-CEI students may take. Please refer to the MS-CEI Requirements page for more information.

Computer Science Courses

  • * Requires department permission

Stern Business School Courses