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What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Companies often place young, hard-charging mavericks in charge of start-up ventures within the company. Frequently, these managers are new to the company, and are believed to be less constrained by companies’ current ways of thinking and working. Unfortunately, they’re also unfamiliar with corporate resources, and lack the credibility and personal networks to draw on key resources. As an alternative model, our approach and audience for this course aligns with the lessons learned from GE, 3M, and others. We will train existing junior- and middle-managers, who are already successful at running internal businesses, to develop and lead new businesses within the company.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background is required. This Specialization is ideal for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, or anyone aiming to hone their skills.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Although you can take the courses in this Specialization in any order, we do recommend that you follow the sequence of (1) Developing the Opportunity, (2) Building the Business Model, (3) Crafting Strategies for Innovation Initiatives, (4) Financing and Profiting from Innovation, and (5) the Final Project.
Time to completion will vary based on your schedule, but we anticipate most learners being able to finish the material within 3 to 6 months.
While university credit is not awarded for the Specialization courses, learners interested in a credit-based experience are invited to explore the Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship, a 100% online program, at http://www.mte.umd.edu/landing/.
Each course in the Specialization is offered every two weeks.