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
- MBA 673 Technology-based Venture Business Planning (Spring)
- MBA 681 From Idea to IPO (Fall)
- MBA 690 Special Topics – Managing Innovation (Summer)
- MBA 691 Directed Study (Any semester)
- ENT 526 Practicum in Commercialization
Footnote: Other related course may be approved by Certificate Program Director
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.
Doug Ayers, PhD
Office: BEC 204-B