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New Venture Creation

New Venture Creation Certificate

The New Venture Creation certificate assists the aspiring entrepreneur, inventor and mid-career professional in understanding and applying the process associated with starting a new business or creating new business opportunities within established organizations. This program is specifically focused on the creation of technology-based ventures and is designed to assist professionals with undergraduate and career experience in science, engineering, technology or business fields in better understanding the venture creation process.

The program consists of two required courses (New Venture Creation, Innovation & Emerging Technology) and two electives (selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator). Graduate students in the certificate program who are subsequently accepted into the UMass Lowell MSE program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better to their MSE degree.

For the latest course information please consult the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

Required Courses:

  • 6 Credit hours, two 3 credit courses
  • New Venture Creation
  • Innovation & Emerging Technology

Elective Courses:

(select two in consultation with Program Coordinator)

6 Credit hours, two 3 credit courses

  • Financing Innovation & Technology Ventures
  • Market Research for Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Practicum I New Venture Planning (with Instructor Permission)
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Teams
  • New Product Development
  • Project Management

Admissions Requirements:

Undergraduate degree and related experience in science, engineering, technology or business (other areas will be considered in consultation with the program coordinator).

For more information, contact Michael Ciuchta.