Graduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Do you want to be a leader in your field? Do you have an innovative or entrepreneurial spirit, or aspire to commercialize technology? Do you want to understand the role of strategic innovation in industry-relevant problems?

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Concentration will give you the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to become a successful innovator, entrepreneur, and leader who can account for both the technical and business facets of industry-relevant problems. Plus, completion of this concentration is officially recognized on your transcript.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted year-round!

  • To be eligible for Spring, you must apply by MARCH 1.
  • To be eligible for Summer, you must apply by JUNE 1.
  • To be eligible for Fall, you must apply by OCTOBER 1. 

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Graduate Concentration Information


The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration is available to students in The Grainger College of Engineering. To see if you qualify, please visit the Course Catalog for a current list of eligible programs.


  • To earn the Graduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation you must complete 12 credit hours of core and elective courses. Make sure to meet with your department graduate adviser to determine how many of these credit hours will count toward your graduate degree. Since you’re earning an additional credential, you might need to earn more credit hours than your graduate degree alone requires.
  • Minimum 500-level credit hours: 4
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0


Course Requirements


Course # Course Title Credits
TE 460 Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship 1
TE 461
Technology Entrepreneurship 3
TE 565
Technology, Innovation, & Strategy 2


Course # Course Title Credits
TE 450 Startups: Incorporation, Funding, Contracts, & Intellectual Property (on-campus only) 3
TE 466 High-Tech Venture Marketing 2
TE 510 Advanced Creativity (on-campus only)  4
TE 566 Finance for Engineering Management 2
TE 567
Venture Funded Startups 1

Course Substitution Request

Please initiate a petition for a Course/Requirement Substitution through the Graduate College Student Portal and it will route to our curriculum committee for review.