University of Maryland Offers New Summer Online Course in Entrepreneurship

May 19, 2009

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the first time, the University of Maryland’s Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) is offering its most popular entrepreneurship course this summer online, institute officials announce today.

The course, held asynchronously in a Web-based, advanced learning format, allows students to complete the class from anywhere at any time during the Summer I term of June 1 to July 10.

Fundamentals of Technology Start-Up Ventures (ENES460) is a three-credit, online course open to all students interested in learning the processes and skills needed to launch and manage new ventures.

Class participants will learn how to assess the feasibility of a startup venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. They will also discuss a wide range of issues of importance and concern to entrepreneurs and learn to recognize opportunity, assess the skills and talents of successful entrepreneurs, and learn models that help them navigate uncertainty.

Fundamentals of Technology Start-Up Ventures will draw on management, business, legal, financial, as well as technical concepts.

The course culminates with students developing a full business plan based upon their own ideas.

Dr. James V. Green, Director of the award-winning Hinman Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities Program (Hinman CEOs) at the University of Maryland, will serve as the instructor for the course. Dr. Green leads Mtech’s executive education programs and the annual UM Technology Start-Up Boot Camp. He is an instructor with the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Office of Extended Studies, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. Before joining Mtech, Dr. Green held a variety of positions as a founder, manager, and advisor during his nine-year tenure with new ventures in the software, energy, and education industries.

Registration is now available for current students on the university’s Testudo system (www.testudo.umd.edu), while additional interested students can visit http://oes.umd.edu/s/ for summer school registration details.

About the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) (www.mtech.umd.edu)

The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) is tri-fold: educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs; help entrepreneurs create successful technology-based ventures; and connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed. Founded in 1983, Mtech has had a $19.6 billion cumulative impact on the Maryland economy through its programs. Mtech is a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.

SOURCE University of Maryland

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