Graduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Do you desire 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

  • To be eligible for Summer or Fall 2022, you must apply by MARCH 31, 2022. The application typically opens on March 1.
  • To be eligible for Spring 2023, you must apply by OCTOBER 31, 2022. The application typically opens on October 1.

Application & Instructions

Questions? Contact us at tec-ilee@illinois.edu.

Graduate Concentration Information

Eligibility

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Concentration is open to students in the following graduate degree programs: 

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering, MEng
  • Engineering: Aerospace Systems Engineering, MEng          
  • Engineering: Plasma Engineering, MEng 
  • Engineering: Energy Systems, MEng
  • Engineering: Railway Engineering, MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering, MEng

Requirements

  • 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 advisor 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 of four 500-level credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

 

Course Requirements

CORE COURSES - 6 CREDIT HOURS

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

ELECTIVE COURSES - 6 CREDIT HOURS

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

Have you fulfilled all the concentration requirements?

If so, submit the Concentration Completion Form and the TEC Academic Advisor will
confirm with the Graduate College that the credential can be applied to your transcript.

Concentration Completion Form