MASTER OF SCIENCE

Techpreneurship

ENTP 500 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Description: Entrepreneurship and innovation are drivers of transformative change. This course introduces the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and strategies to take an idea into execution. Moreover, entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, and innovation within corporations are studied by utilizing case studies of some Silicon Valley companies.

 

ENTP 510 Entrepreneurship: From Traction to Scale (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Description: This course introduces the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully navigate through the second stage of the business start-up, which is to gain traction and scale. The student is taught the Lean Method to take their start-up from raising investment to scale. Moreover, this course will provide hands-on training in the technologies and strategies used by small and large corporations in all aspects of running a start-up business.

 

ENTP 520 Economics of Innovation (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Description: This course introduces the role of innovation and technological change in business practice and economic growth. It analyzes sources of innovation in science, technology, and commercialization. Among others, the following topics are covered: founding of new industries and new markets, commercialization of new technologies, incentives and organization of science, openness and proprietary/controlled innovation. Moreover, selected public policies toward invention and innovation are considered.

 

ENTP 530 Financial Sustainability (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Description: Financial sustainability is the goal of every start-up and new business unit. Starting from a discussion of common business models, the course covers business models, financial projections, and pro forma statements., funding models, institutional venture capital investment, social entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, corporate investment, etc. The course also covers administrative, operations, and legal issues.