A firm grasp of the entrepreneurial process benefits every person engaged in developing innovations, from startups to established companies and organizations. The goal of the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation is to infuse students with that knowledge and its accompanying skills. Armed with an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set, innovators can better drive economic growth by launching successful ventures and bringing new products and services to market. Students earn the minor by completing coursework that may include entrepreneurial opportunity analysis, strategies for managing innovation, marketing high-technology products, new venture financing, and leading new ventures. To determine which courses are available prior to your graduation date, complete this advising worksheet.


Admission and advising for the Minor is managed by Mtech’s Office of Learning and Development. Advising questions related to how the Minor courses may count towards degree requirements or other program requirements should be directed to a student’s academic advisor.

Students may apply to the Minor on a rolling basis. To enroll in the Minor, students will complete an advising worksheet detailing when they will enroll in each course. Students must apply for the Minor no later than one year before their graduation date. Applicants will be notified of their admission status within 30 days of submission. Please direct questions to mtecheducation@umd.edu.