The Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering (PRIME) merges engineering science and design with innovation and entrepreneurship.
Students experience the process of creating value for technology, learning how to develop embryonic ideas, and how to bring them to the marketplace. During the summer or winter break, a two-week global immersion trip will be organized for all students (required). Through preparation for the trip and interactions with engineering, science, business and government leaders in a foreign country, students will gain a better understanding of the political, social and cultural dynamics that influence the business climate in different world regions. A different country will be chosen each year.
The program curriculum can be accomplished in two semesters by completing the following eight courses:
Any modifications of this program must be approved in advance by a PRIME advisor. Substitutions are possible in certain cases (e.g. transfer credit, five-year master's students).
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.