Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship

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Will you be the next Maryland success?

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.

Why a Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship?

A Revolutionary Era for Education and Venture Creation

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.

Increase Your Knowledge and Cultivate Global Relationships

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.

Improve Your Career Marketability and Mobility

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.

A World-Class Education, Delivered Online

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.

Award-Winning Faculty and Startup Experience

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.

A Dynamic Online Platform for Learning and Collaboration

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.

Support and Resources During and Beyond Your Enrollment

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.

Startup Ideas or Corporate Innovations

The University of Maryland offers two online master's degrees for students interested in startup entrepreneurship and corporate innovations. Both degrees are 30-credit, 15-month programs available exclusively online.

MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship

Students interested in developing and commercializing their own ideas into a product or service-based startup should enroll in the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship.

MPS in Corporate Innovation

Students interested in acquiring the knowledge, competencies, and relationships to solve innovation challenges within established companies and large organizations should enroll in the MPS in Corporate Innovation.

An Innovative Curriculum

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

Innovative Thinking

Creative Design, Prototyping, and Testing

Market Development and Commercialization

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Financial Management and New Venture Financing

Launching Technology Startup Ventures

Opening Doors

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.

Changing Lives

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.

The action-oriented approach from my experience in the MPTE has been fundamental to me in taking my career to the next level, and really thinking through my next steps."

-Lloyd Williams, MPTE Alumni ‘14

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Applications are open until December 15, 2017, to start the program on February 26, 2018 (spring).

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