Applications Due March 31, 2023
Space is limited and you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.
From the #1 public university in technology entrepreneurship, the University of Maryland’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation 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 $25,000.
Identify and analyze your entrepreneurial ideas for a startup company or corporate venture by developing your entrepreneurial thinking, exploring competitive analysis and industry analysis, and understanding the keys to value innovation.
Create an innovative business model to effectively design value propositions, assemble and lead a well-comprised team, pursue big ideas that really matter to customers, and craft a financial model that minimizes risks while maximizing your success.
Translate your product ideas into tangible assets by creating wireframes, 3D renderings, prototypes, and minimum viable products (MVPs) to test assumptions and validate customer interests.
Explore the marketing of innovations by learning tactics to gather marketing research and customer intelligence, understanding the need for adopting a customer-orientation, and applying marketing strategies to dynamic environments.
Learn to navigate the legal challenges facing new venture leaders, and act decisively on the legal opportunities and challenges encountered when creating and launching a new venture.
Build financing strategies with an understanding of financial statements, capital structures, cost of capital, sources of entrepreneurial capital including angel investors and venture capitalists, and securing internal corporate funding.
Albert Candari '18
Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Spiff
"The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation 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."
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.”
The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation 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.
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 and Corporate Innovation.
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 and Corporate Innovation.
The MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation’s 30-credit, nine-course curriculum is completed in 15-months.
Discover what it takes to become a member of the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation community.
Applications are now open to join in the spring or fall term.
View an online information session to learn more about the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation degree.