Whether you’re in middle school, high school, an undergraduate, a graduate student, or a corporate executive, Mtech offers a broad array of entrepreneurship and innovation courses tailored for you.
EXST 011, Designing Your Own Business: Summer course for current seventh or eighth grade students interested in the basic business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch new ventures.
ENES 140, Discovering New Ventures - Foundations in Entrepreneurship: Summer high school course for rising juniors and seniors interested in how to design and launch a new company.
ENES 141, Introduction to High-Tech Product Development and Marketing: Summer high school course for rising juniors and seniors interested in the design, development, and marketing of new high-tech products.
BIOE 160, Biopharmaceutical Production: Summer high school course takes students through a biotechnology “campaign” where they will transform E.coli into a green fluorescent protein factory. Students work in teams, simulating a start-up biotech company. Focus is placed on the basics of recombinant DNA technology, as applied to biopharmaceutical manufacturing, in a classroom setting.
ENES143, Communication Essentials for Entrepreneurs: Learn the processes and skills needed to give effective business presentations related to start-up ventures. Focus on how to research topics and companies; organize material based on speaking goals; analyze audience groups to meet speaking expectations; prepare informative and compelling presentation slides; deliver speeches professionally and effectively, and actively listen and provide speaker feedback to fellow students.
HEIP 143, Foundations in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Focused on building the entrepreneurial mindset and introducing basic entrepreneurship principles and terminology.
HEIP 144, Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Inspires innovation and creativity through interactive lectures, workshops, and case studies in contemporary issues to include energy, life sciences, healthcare, and technology.
ENES 210, Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures: Undergraduate course helps students learn the principles of entrepreneurial opportunity analysis and decision-making in an increasingly technically-inclined society.
HEIP 240, Exploring International Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Offers an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation from an international perspective through lectures and guest speakers with international experiences.
HEIP 241 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum: Capstone course enhances strategic capabilities and leadership skills through the development of an innovative for-profit product or service concept with social benefits. Top ventures may be awarded part of the $50,000 Mtech Impact Seed Fund.
ENES 460, Fundamentals of Technology Start-Up Ventures: Undergraduate course offered online and on-campus helps students learn the processes and skills needed to launch and manage new technology ventures, with a focus on business plan development.
ENES 461, Advanced Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis in Technology Ventures: Using a cognitive theoretical framework the course examines the integration of motivation, emotions and information processing modes to make complex entrepreneurial decisions in fast pace technology venture environments. The course is an informed and interesting exploration of entrepreneurial cognition with both theoretical and methodological contributions.
ENES 462, Marketing High-Technology Products & Innovations: Marketing of high-technology products occurs in turbulent environments, and requires rapid decision making with incomplete information. Innovations are introduced at frequent intervals, research-and-development spending is vital, and there are high mortality rates for both products and businesses. The course will provide a balance between conceptual discussions and applied/hands-on analysis.
ENES 463 Strategies for Managing Innovation: Emphasizes how the technology entrepreneur can use strategic management of innovation and technology to enhance firm performance. It helps students to understand the process of technological change; the ways that firms come up with innovations; the strategies that firms use to benefit from innovation; and the process of formulating strategy.
ENES 464, International Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Focuses on the need for every entrepreneur and innovator to understand the global market in today’s hypercompetitive world, and to appreciate how to compete effectively in domestic markets by managing international competitors, suppliers, and influencers. Students develop skills to identify and manage opportunities on a global basis.
ENES 465, Entrepreneurial Design Thinking: Explores the use of design thinking as an approach to developing customer-centered solutions to problems and fostering sustained innovation within an organization. Through interactive lectures, discussions, and hands-on, team-based activities, students learn design thinking strategies and apply them to finding innovative product- or service-based solutions to contemporary issues.
ENES 498, Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Seminar and case study-based course that explores technology entrepreneurship with a focus on leadership and strategies to launch and manage technology ventures.
ENES 498A, Special Topics in Entrepreneurship / Introduction to Innovative Thinking: Undergraduate course helps students learn methods for improving the flexibility and originality of their thinking and explore multiple approaches to create and sustain high levels of innovation. Topics include personal thinking preferences, everyday creativity and eliminating mental blocks, creative thinking techniques, idea selection approaches, teaming techniques for creativity, design for interaction, and intellectual property.
ENES 498E/CHEM 498E, Special Topics in Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship in Chemical and Life Sciences: Explores technology entrepreneurship with a focus on leadership and strategies to launch and manage technology venture, with special attention to chemical and life sciences ventures.
BIOE 645, Advanced Engineering Startup Ventures: Graduate course covers principles and practices important to engineering startup ventures, especially those involving bioengineering and medical device enterprises, and includes the preparation of business plans and tools used to obtain funding.
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION COURSES
Certificate in Innovation Management Program: The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and Robert H. Smith School of Business have partnered to deliver a groundbreaking executive education series that leverages the unique capabilities of these two world-class institutions. This jointly offered Innovation Management Program is designed to provide the tools and frameworks needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive landscape through a series of non-credit, accelerated courses.
Strategies for Managing Innovation
Marketing in Technology-Driven Industries
Innovative Product Design & Development
Effective Negotiation Skills
Essentials of Financial Analysis
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