Apr 25, 2018  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Master of Science in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

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This degree is designed to prepare students to create businesses or products based on their own intellectual property or facilitate the commercialization of technology enabled products, services, or businesses. Students with one of the following profiles should consider this degree: 1) Scientists and engineers who envision themselves running a laboratory, 2) Scientists and engineers who have developed intellectual property that they etTechnology related electives can be selected from those delivered by any of the Institute’s Schools as long as the student meets prerequisite requirements for the course.

A two-semester Professional Development Workshop series is also required, to help students develop business communication, teamwork, leadership, and job search skills.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:

  • mastery of the conceptual, strategic, and execution dimensions of innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
  • correct application of cutting-edge management, legal, ethical, and economic frameworks and concepts to analyzing techology commercialization and entrepreneurship opportunities. 
  • demonstrate knowledge of the behavioral, financial, and strategic drivers of technology communication and entrepreneurship. 
  • familiarity with a broad range of emerging technologies regarding commercialization, adoption, and diffusion.
  • ability to explain and address challenges associated with bringing technology related ideas from lab to market.
  • ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to describe technology enabled business opportunities.
  • knowledge of key business functions. 

Required Professional Development & Career Workshops

  • MGMT 6960-1 Prof. Development Workshop 1/Career Workshops  Credit Hours: 0
  • MGMT 6971-1 Prof. Development Workshop 2/Career Workshops  Credit Hours: 0

Examples of Law Courses include

6 Credits

  • Contracts Credit Hours: 3
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Credit Hours: 3

Electives Science and Technology Related Courses

9 Credits

Courses can be taken in areas such as: Management of Technology, Architecture, BioMed Engineering, Biology, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Sustainability,  Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Science and Technology Studies, Product Design and Innovation(PDI).

Electives for the Management of Innovation and Technology Track could include:

Electives for the Policy Track could include:

Electives for the Science and Engineering Track could include:

 Courses with depth in one area for example:

Courses in more than one area indicate a breadth of expertise, and could include:

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