About this Specialization

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

Skills you will gain

Business ModelFinanceInnovationEntrepreneurship

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Developing the Opportunity for Corporate Entrepreneurs

4.4
48 ratings
9 reviews
Course2

Building the Business Model for Corporate Entrepreneurs

4.7
38 ratings
9 reviews
Course3

Crafting Strategies for Innovation Initiatives for Corporate Entrepreneurs

4.2
16 ratings
1 reviews
Course4

Financing and Profiting from Innovation for Corporate Entrepreneurs

4.6
25 ratings
1 reviews

Instructors

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Dr. James V. Green

Director of Entrepreneurship Education
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
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Daniel Gordon

Lecturer of Technology Entrepreneurship
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
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Dr. Thomas J. Mierzwa

Lecturer of Technology Entrepreneurship
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
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Michael R. Pratt

Lecturer of Technology Entrepreneurship
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 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.

  • No specific background is required. This Specialization is ideal for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, or anyone aiming to hone their skills.

  • 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.

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