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Transform business ideas into successful ventures

Professional Certificate in
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UMD and USMx

What you will learn

  • Identify entrepreneurial ideas with entrepreneurial thinking (entrepreneurial mindset, motivation, & behavior), seeing (industry condition, industry status, macroeconomic change, & competition) & acting (value innovation & opportunity identification).
  • Create innovative business models to effectively design value propositions, assemble and lead a well-comprised team, pursue big ideas that really matter to customers, and craft a financial model that minimizes risks and maximizing your success.
  • Explore the marketing of innovations by learning tactics to gather marketing research and customer intelligence, understanding the need for adopting a customer-orientation, and applying marketing strategies to dynamic environments.
  • Build financing strategies with an understanding of short-term finance alternatives, capital structures, cost of capital, sources of entrepreneurial capital including angel investors and venture capitalists, and alternative sources of capital.
Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
2 - 3 hours per week
Discounted price: $680.40
Pre-discounted price: $756USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UMD and USMx's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professional Certificate

Meet your instructors
from The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), University System of Maryland (USMx)

Michael Pratt
Faculty, A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Lola Koiki
Faculty, A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
James Green
Managing Director of Learning and Development for the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
University of Maryland, College Park

Experts from UMD, USMx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

The instruction and startup coaching that I received when a student at the University of Maryland were invaluable to the launch and growth of Squarespace. The skills taught in these courses are a fantastic introduction to many of the fundamentals one needs when starting a business.

Anthony Casalena , Founder and CEO of Squarespace

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Discounted price: $680.40
Pre-discounted price: $756USD
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