New Venture Creation

New Venture Creation

The Manning School faculty recently approved a new graduate management certificate in New Venture Creation. It is being led by Dr. Steven Tello.

The certificate requires students to complete 15 hours of graduate study. This consists of a three-credit New Venture Foundations course, a six-credit practicum in New Ventures, and six credits of electives tailored to students objectives.

The 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  MSITE program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better to their MSITE degree.

Required Courses:

6 Credit hours, two 3 credit courses

64.640  New Venture Creation 

64.650  Innovation & Emerging Technology

Elective Courses:

(select two in consultation with Program Coordinator)

6 Credit hours, two 3 credit courses

61.640 - Financing Innovation & Technology  Ventures

62.630 - Market Research for Entrepreneurs

64.655 - Corporate Entrepreneurship

64.680 - Practicum I New Venture Planning (with Instructor Permission)

66.640 - Managing Entrepreneurial Teams

66.630 - New Product Development

66.635 - 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 Ashwin Mehta.

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell on-line academic catalog