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Technology Entrepreneurship (Z103)   

Program Title and Classification

Technology Entrepreneurship

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Engineering


The Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies (GCPS) in Technology Entrepreneurship pairs an enriching academic experience with the skills and relationships of the University’s world-class startup incubators. The 100% online programs are designed to equip students with a practical understanding of the principles and techniques for effective new venture creation and launch.

The GCPS in Technology Entrepreneurship will prepare students to apply newly gained insights and acquired competencies to real-world innovation management challenges across the initial stages of the innovation value chain from idea generation to business modelling and market validation.

The GCPS in Technology Entrepreneurship unites academic insights with startup incubator skills and resources to empower students to launch and grow technology ventures. This 12-credit, 4-course graduate program may be completed in as little as 6 months. Offered through the convenience and flexibility of an online learning environment, students enroll in two 3-credit courses per 12-week term.

Offered through the convenience and flexibility of the online learning environment, the program enables student 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).

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • CV/Resume

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

For complete Admission Information, please visit:

Admitted students participate 100% as online students. Immigration documents (F1 or J1 student visas or an I-20) are NOT required or issued for this fully online program. In addition to the above minimum qualifications, international students and applicants with foreign credentials have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). For additional requirements, please visit:

All application materials must be received by the deadlines below. Completed applications received by the earlier deadline will have priority for program spaces.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:


Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
15 Jun15 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Jun15 Dec

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

ENES 662: Innovative Ideas and Concept Development (3 credits)

ENES 663: Strategies for Managing Innovation (3 credits)

ENES 664: Business Modeling and Customer Validation (3 credits)

ENES 665: Innovative Thinking (3 credits)




Contact Statement

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