Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The mission of this program is to support graduate students in the College of Engineering, College of Science and the College of Business Administration who have an interest in the development and exploitation of inventions, for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

Requirements for Admission

  • A bachelor's degree from UTEP's College of Engineering, College of Business Administration, or College of Science, or an equivalent degree from a similarly accredited college or university. Graduate students in good standing in UTEP's College of Engineering, College of Business Administration, or College of Science are eligible.
  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average.

Degree Plan

The total number of hours required for the certificate is 15. Students will be required to complete the five courses listed below.

  BUSN 5330   Project Management
  MGMT 5314  Corporate Entrepreneurship
  ENGR 5381  Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  BUSN 5350   Innovation and Entrepreneurship
 Elective (see note 1)

Note 1. Available electives include courses offered (a) by the College of Engineering, such as CS 5380 Intellectual Property Law and CE 5382 Cost Analysis, (b) by the College of Business Administration,
such as MGMT 5314 Corporate Entrepreneurship, and (c) other appropriate graduate courses in Engineering and Business Administration, subject to program approval.