Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

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The Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship is designed to expose students (MBA and non-MBA) and scientists to the business foundations of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.  The program is designed to blend knowledge and experiential learning to help move scientific discovery and inventions out of the lab and into the marketplace. 
         

Courses Required for a Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Required:

  • MBA 673  Technology-based Venture Business Planning (Spring)
  • MBA 681  From Idea to IPO (Fall)
  • MBA 690  Special Topics – Managing Innovation (Summer)
Choose one from:
  • MBA 691  Directed Study (Any semester)
  • ENT 526   Practicum in Commercialization
    Footnote: Other related course may be approved by Certificate Program Director


Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following admission criteria:

  • bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent for international students (as evidenced by a credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES). Students who have a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 will need to submit a GMAT score of 480 or higher.
  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent for international students as evidenced by a credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES.
  • Current student in a UAB graduate program.


Contact

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Doug Ayers, PhD

Associate Professor
(205) 934-8856
Office: BEC 204-B