Technology Entrepreneurship at UMD

Plan | Outcomes

Plan of Study

MPS-Technology Entrepreneurship is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in 15 months of full-time study. Full-time students enroll in six credits over the course of five 12-week terms. Below are examples of a full time plan of study for either fall or spring admission. Students should use these as a guide to develop a plan with the program director.

The program uses the term academic calendar:  I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer). See Approved Term Calendars for a specific academic year start and end dates. Online content is delivered through UMD’s online learning environment.

Specific class meeting information is posted on UMD’s online schedule of classes, Testudo.

MPS Plan of Study: Fall Admission, Full Time
Term Offered Year of Study Course # Course Title Sections Begin With Course Credit Credits Per Term
I 1 ENES662 Innovative Ideas and Concept Development PLM* 3 6
ENES663 Strategies for Managing Innovation PLM* 3
II 1 ENES664 Business Modeling and Customer Validation PLM* 3 6
ENES665 Innovative Thinking PLM* 3
III 1 ENES666 Creative Design, Prototyping, and Testing PLM* 3 6
ENES667 Market Development and Commercialization PLM* 3
IV 1 ENES670 Financial Management and New Venture Financing PLM* 3 6
ENES671 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship PLM* 3
I 2 ENES672 Launching Technology Startup Ventures PLM* 6 6
MPS Plan of Study: Spring Admission, Full Time
Term Offered Year of Study Course # Course Title Sections Begin With Course Credit Credits Per Term
III 1 ENES662 Innovative Ideas and Concept Development PLM* 3 6
ENES663 Strategies for Managing Innovation PLM* 3
IV 1 ENES664 Business Modeling and Customer Validation PLM* 3 6
ENES665 Innovative Thinking PLM* 3
I 1 ENES666 Creative Design, Prototyping, and Testing PLM* 3 6
ENES667 Market Development and Commercialization PLM* 3
II 1 ENES670 Financial Management and New Venture Financing PLM* 3 6
ENES671 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship PLM* 3
III 2 ENES672 Launching Technology Startup Ventures PLM* 6 6

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MPS- Technology Entrepreneurship, students should be able to:

  • Think beyond current paradigms in order to discover innovation needs and to envision impact through strategic idea and concept development (Term 1).
  • Leverage ideas to create sustainable business models aligned with customer needs and wants in competitive marketplaces (Term 2).
  • Manage commercialization challenges and market launch efficiently and effectively (Term 3).
  • Navigate the legal aspects of product development and company launch and build sound financial and accounting strategies and practices (Term 4).
  • Know how to accelerate growth and create sustainable value through appropriate business development, risk management, financing, and value extraction strategies (Final Term).

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