About PRIME | PRIME: Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship


Van Wickle GatesVan Wickle Gates 





Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2020 intake. 
For applicants that DO NOT need to obtain a U.S. Visa or those that can extend a Visa from their studies at their current US university, the deadline has been extended to May 15. For applicants that require a new U.S. Visa, the deadline was February 15. 

PRIME students experience the process of creating value from technology, learn how to develop embryonic ideas and execute how to bring them to market.  Core business skills in finance, strategy, marketing decision making, globalization and management are provided to assure venture success.  Students also participate in business immersion activities, including a week-long trip, where they interact with company executives, government representative and technologists, richly enhancing their classroom experiences.  An exclusive space is provided for PRIME students to collaborate on classroom exercises and to develop their technology and venture ideas.  PRIME students also leverage numerous Engineering School resources for prototype development.

PRIME is primarily designed for a student who has an engineering, computer science, applied math or physical/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.

The degree is issued is a Masters of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME), under the Brown University School of Engineering and is a STEM program. You can find additional information about the STEM extension on the site of our International Student Services Department (OISSS).

Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

*Important Dates: 
  • Summer Session (program start date): July, 13 2020
  • Fall Session: Early September 2020
  • Spring Session: Late January 2021
  • Graduation: Late May 2021

* Dates subject to change


Mike DittonMike Ditton


“I walked away from PRIME with a whole new attitude and understanding about the world and entrepreneurship, but most important was how my confidence changed. I am no longer intimidated to take a risk and really start a new venture.”