From the #1 public university in technology entrepreneurship, the University of Maryland’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Technology Entrepreneurship educates and empowers graduate students to launch and lead innovative startups and corporate ventures. Our unique experiential learning model incorporates video-based instruction and coaching, global networking opportunities, and funding opportunities with leading investors. This 100% online offering is available for approximately $20,000.
Online learning is rapidly changing the landscape of higher education by delivering high quality, affordable opportunities to learners worldwide. As a pioneer in online education and new venture creation, the University of Maryland is empowering the next generation of technology entrepreneurs through this innovative master’s program.
While a master’s degree is not a prerequisite for entrepreneurial success, the knowledge gained from award-winning faculty with real startup experience surely beats the expense and frustration of learning by trial and error. With students enrolled from all over the world, you can share opportunities and ideas with peers. This global networking opportunity cultivates lasting personal and professional relationships to nurture new ventures worldwide.
As our students work to build successful ventures, they also earn a master’s degree from one of the world’s preeminent universities. This degree equips students with the ability to envision, develop, launch, and grow innovations, and provides the credentials to be an attractive recruit for innovation-focused companies and organizations.
The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship combines online experiences with award-winning faculty, self-paced coursework and connections with the University of Maryland entrepreneurial community to link entrepreneurs from around the world. Offered through the convenience and flexibility of our 100% online learning environment, our program has been specially crafted to offer high-quality, interactive collaboration with student entrepreneurs worldwide. Our weekly video lectures are available for students to watch and study at times that are convenient for them, removing the need to commit to a common weekly meeting time for all students. For the live faculty-student video conferences held at the beginning and end of each course, these are scheduled individually, or in small groups, to maximize flexibility for students' schedules.
The faculty selected to serve in the master’s are accomplished leaders
in entrepreneurship education with national teaching awards to their credit.
Furthermore, they are entrepreneurs themselves who have lived what they teach and appreciate the balance of academic theory and industry practice.
Our learning management system leverages best-in-class software with a focus on design and usability. Our course architecture leverages high-definition lecture videos, real-time video conference opportunities with faculty and students, and a comprehensive knowledge management system to connect and empower students.
We believe the learning experience is simply the foundation of your new venture activities. Beyond the support and resources provided while a student, we aim to manage a lasting network of alumni relationships that live far beyond the graduation date.
The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship sets itself apart from MBA and related programs by placing students in the middle of real-time entrepreneurial developments. Within the courses and assignments, students can choose to work on their own startup ideas or on corporate innovations.
Students develop and commercialize their own ideas into a product or service-based startup. In each of the courses, students collaborate with faculty to develop the idea and commercialization plans as a key element of the coursework.
Students may choose to work with their employers to explore the commercial potential for existing or new intellectual property. This may be a small company, large company, or organization. Past students have worked on projects from Microsoft and Under Armour, among others.
The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship’s 30-credit, nine-course curriculum is completed in 15-months.
Innovative Ideas and Concept Development
Strategies for Managing Innovation
Business Modeling and Customer Validation
Creative Design, Prototyping, and Testing
Market Development and Commercialization
Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
Financial Management and New Venture Financing
Launching Technology Startup Ventures
With the geographic and time flexibility of a 100% online master’s prorgam, Kevin was able to take Imaginex to the next level without having to sacrifice his current schedule to make time for learning.
Ready to move into the next step of his professional career, Michael is making his venture concept of CarZam, developed in the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship Program, a reality.
-Lloyd Williams, MPTE Alumni ‘14
Discover what it takes to become a member of the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship community.
Apply by July 15, 2017 to start the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship on August 28, 2017.
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