Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship

Accelerate Your Career with the #1 Online Master’s Degree for Startup Entrepreneurs and Corporate Innovators

Apply Now for Spring 2022



Round 1

Deadline: October 29
Decision: November



Round 2

Deadline: December 23
Decision: January



Round 3

Deadline: February 1
Decision: February

Applicants for Round 1 may earn a $1,000 scholarship for Spring 2022 enrollment. If you’re ready to become the next Maryland success at the #1 public university in technology entrepreneurship, apply today!

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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 $23,500.

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.

Hear from Our Students

Albert Candari '18

Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Spiff

"The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship built up my skills and confidence to create and launch my own startup."
"The experience helped me to validate my business idea as well as discover new product lines to grow my business."

Melissa Daley '15

Founder and President, Orca Intelligence

"As an entrepreneur within an established organization, the program influenced my approach to problems and enhanced my problem-solving skills."

Kelly Becker '17

Assistant Director, MIT Sloan School of Management

Lloyd Williams '15

Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

"The action-oriented approach from my experience in the program has been fundamental to me in taking my career to the next level."

Brooke Smith

Learning Experience Designer, University of Maryland

“I was able to solidify my prior experiences in entrepreneurship and apply this knowledge to my current role at the University.”

Pieter van Schaik ‘15

Founder, Starclass Hosting

“This experience provided me with inspiration and an update of my knowledge on so many topics of entrepreneurship.”

Andrea Papadopulo ‘17

Founder and Managing Director, INOVAIO

“The courses provided me with a structured approach for opportunity identification and pursuing a venture.”

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.

Student and Alumni Startups

Our program is designed to align with the life cycle of a new venture, with students envisioning, building, and launching their ideas within our courses. Students can create their own startup companies, or pursue corporate ventures.

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Startup Ideas + Corporate Innovations

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

Students interested in acquiring the knowledge, competencies, and relationships to solve innovation challenges within established companies and large organizations can do so in the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship.

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

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