Online Social and Sustainable Enterprises

Admissions | Curriculum

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship welcomes a new Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship with a major in Social and Sustainable Enterprises. Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship's MSE Social and Sustainable Enterprises will prepare students to help companies meet the demands of today without jeopardizing future generations. Throughout this online program, students will be taught by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leaders and industry professionals to create, manage, and lead social and sustainable enterprises. Download our brochure for more information, or contact

Admission Requirements 

The GRE requirement is being waived until Fall 2026 admissions.

Admission to graduate study at Florida State University is a two-fold evaluation process. The Office of Admissions determines eligibility for admission to the University, and the academic department determines admissibility to the degree program. Final admission to the University is subject to approval by the Office of Admissions. The minimum university graduate admission requirement is all students must hold a bachelor's or graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution. We admit students to our main-campus graduate program for fall semester only. Admissions decisions will be sent via email to the email address included in your application. Deadline: July 1. 

Application Process

  • Complete and submit the University Admissions Office's Online Application. Materials to be submitted within the application are as follows:
    • Current Resume or C.V.
    • Applicant Statement Questions (online form)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation - at least one academic reference letter is required (recommendation letters are submitted electronically through the online application)
    • Pay a non-refundable application fee of $30. Applications will not be reviewed until the fee has been paid
  • Submit a completed Residency Affidavit. All applicants must submit this form, which is completed online through the application portal
  • Arrange for copies of official transcripts to be sent from each college or university attended. These must come from the schools; student copies of unofficial transcripts are not acceptable for formal admission
    • Unofficial or student copies are acceptable to evaluate applications, but official transcripts directly from the institutions are required for formal admission to Florida State University
    • Current or recently graduated FSU students are not required to submit official transcripts, unless you have attended other institutions after graduating from FSU
  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or an equivalent nationally standardized graduate admission test. Request to have test scores sent to FSU
    • GRE requirements are currently waived until Fall 2026.
  • International applicants: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for students who did not earn an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking country

Program Requirements

The MSE degree, with a major in Social and Sustainable Enterprises, requires a total of 30 credit hours:

Core Curriculum

The current core curriculum (9 credit hours) required to be taken by all MSE students includes the following:

  • Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3 hrs)
  • Strategy Formulation (3 hrs)
  • Foundations in Entrepreneurship and Leadership (3 hrs)

Major Curriculum

All MSE Social and Sustainable Enterprise students are required to take the following major curriculum (15 credit hours):

  • Applied Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
  • Life Cycle and Supply Chain (3 hrs)
  • Systems and Design Thinking (3 hrs)
  • Product Development Analytics (3 hrs)
  • Leveraging Technology to Achieve Social and Sustainable Goals (3 hrs)

Elective Curriculum

Social and Sustainable Enterprise students are required to take 6 hours of elective coursework. Elective options include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Issues in Environmental Science (3 hrs)
  • Ethics in Management (3 hrs)
  • Social and Sustainable Marketing and Branding (3 hrs)
  • Building for ESG Investment (3 hrs)
  • Clinical Skills (3 hrs)
  • Sustainability and Human Rights in the Business World (3 hrs)

International Experience Curriculum

An international program (IP) experience is highly encouraged. The following IP opportunities are available throughout the year: