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M.S. in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Apply by May 1

Our program features rolling admission but in order to secure your place in this year's class of future entrepreneurs, review the highlights of the M.S. program and apply now through the Graduate School. For more information, contact the director.

 

The MS in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering is the only graduate program in the State of South Carolina that places a high premium on students with an engineering and science background, blending their technical and business skills in an entrepreneurial way.

This one-year graduate program is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Computing and the Moore School of Business. The program prepares students in STEM fields with the skills needed to assess not only if a concept is technically viable but how it would impact the corporate bottom line.  

The program teaches students about entrepreneurship and start-up practices -- with an eye toward technology development, marketplace customer discovery and commercialization.

Program Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of technology prototyping, legal protection, market sizing, business plan development, and capital raise.
  • Lead entrepreneurial process including ideation, feasibility analysis, and management of organizational resources.
  • Apply corporate innovation strategies including the assessment of commercial viability and transformation into business plans.
  • Analyze the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, and entrepreneurial contexts.
  • Identify alternative career possibilities in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Communicate effectively across the entire corporate enterprise and contribute in multidisciplinary teams.

Core Curriculum

The program will include an integrated curriculum, new venture creation projects and an innovation immersion module. 

Semester Course Name Credit Hours
Fall    Cases in Technology Feasibility Analysis (ENCP 730) 3
Legal Aspects of Engineering & Innovation (ENCP 733)
Developing & Launching New Ventures (ENCP 735) 3
Elective (Graduate-Level Focus Area) 3
Spring


Prototype Design & Manufacturing (ENCP 734)
Innovation and New Venture Analysis (ENCP 736)
Management of Engineering Projects (ECIV 707)
Elective (Graduate-Level Focus Area)
Summer Entrepreneurial Laboratory 6
Total 30 

 

Who Should Apply?

The program provides a distinctive advantage for engineering and science students having acquired both technical expertise and business acumen. You'll gain cutting-edge skills that will help qualify you for positions in the fast-growing technology companies. This combined educational experience will increase competitiveness in attaining technical, business development, consulting and leadership roles in early stage emerging ventures as well as established organizations that emphasize innovation.

Admission Criteria

Students interested in applying to the program must meet the following criteria:

  • A B.S. degree from an accredited program (or equivalent if from an international university) in science, engineering, or other technology disciplines with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • International students are required to submit qualifying TOEFL or equivalent test scores.

How to Apply?

All prospective graduate students must apply directly to the USC Graduate School.

 

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