Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Earn the Entire Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship Online this Summer

The entire Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship  will be offered online this summer! You can take one class or take them all.

ENES140, ENES460, ENES462, ENES463, ENES464. All Online. 3 week terms.
www.mtech.umd.edu/educate/minor

ENES140 Discovering New Ventures
June 22, 2015 - July 10, 2015
Students explore dynamic company startup topics by working in teams to design a new venture. This multi-disciplinary course helps students to learn the basic business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch new ventures. Topics include learning how to assess the feasibility of a startup venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. Students discuss a wide range of issues of importance and concern to entrepreneurs and learn to recognize opportunities, assess the skills and talents of successful entrepreneurs, and learn models that help them navigate uncertainty. (3 credits) General Education: Distributive Studies - Scholarship in Practice

ENES460 Fundamentals of Technology Start-Up Ventures
August 3 - 21, 2015
Fundamental aspects of creating, organizing, funding, managing, and growing a technology startup venture. This multidisciplinary course will draw on management, business, legal, financial, as well as technical, concepts. Students form teams and develop a business plan for a technology company, based on each team's own business idea and then present the plan to a panel of outside experts. (3 credits)

ENES462 Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations
July 13 - 31, 2015
Examines the opportunities and challenges of marketing high-technology products in turbulent environments requiring rapid decision making with incomplete information. Explores how innovations are introduced at frequent intervals, research-and-development spending is vital, and there are high mortality rates for both products and businesses. (3 credits)

ENES463 Strategies for Managing Innovation
June 1 - 19, 2015
Emphasizes how the technology entrepreneur can use strategic management of innovation and technology to enhance firm performance. Examines 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 technology strategy. Provides frameworks for analyzing key aspects of these industries and teaches students how to apply these frameworks. (3 credits)

ENES464 International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
June 22, 2015 - July 10, 2015
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 influences. Explore how the distinction between foreign and domestic markets is becoming less pronounced. Develop skills to identify and manage opportunities on a global basis. (3 credits)