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.
While a master’s degree is not a prerequisite for successfull innovations, the knowledge gained from award-winning faculty with real innovation management experience surely beats the expense and frustration of learning by trial and error.
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.
The MPS in Corporate Innovation combines online experiences with award-winning faculty, self-paced coursework and connections with the University of Maryland community to link innovators 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 corporate 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 education with national teaching awards to their credit. Furthermore, they are innovators and 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.
The University of Maryland offers two online master's degrees for students interested in startup entrepreneurship and corporate innovations. Both degrees are 30-credit, 15-month programs available exclusively online.
Students interested in developing and commercializing their own ideas into a product or service-based startup should enroll 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 should enroll in the MPS in Corporate Innovation.
The MPS in Corporate Innovation’s 30-credit, 10-course curriculum can be completed in 15-months, with students enrolling in two 3-credit courses per 12-week term.
Innovative Ideas and Concept Development
Strategies for Managing Innovation
Business Modeling and Customer Validation
Data Analysis and Decision Making
Managing Product Development and Production
Marketing and Selling Innovations
Negotiating and Problem Solving
Financing Innovation and Growth
Building and Leading Innovative Organizations
With the geographic and time flexibility of a 100% online master’s prorgam, Kevin was able to take Imaginex to the next level without having to sacrifice his current schedule to make time for learning.
Ready to move into the next step of his professional career, Michael is making his venture concept of CarZam, developed in the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship Program, a reality.
Discover what it takes to become a member of the MPS in Corporate Innovation community.
Applications are open until December 15, 2017, to start the MPS in Corporate Innovation on February 26, 2018.
View an online information session to learn more about the MPS in Corporate Innovation degree.
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