Experiment with different go-to-market strategies and business models in order to assess the feasibility of new ideas and technologies. With the Certificate in Innovation & Technology Commercialization, you’ll gain the skills and hands-on knowledge to transform inventions and innovations into commercially viable products and services.
Designed and jointly delivered by the Fox School of Business and the Temple College of Engineering, this high-impact certificate provides the tools necessary to turn technological features and innovations into value propositions from a customer’s perspective. Learn to understand the adoption decision process in order to formulate a “go-to-market” strategy, and discover multiple business model options that will increase the likelihood of new venture success. Through hands-on projects with real entrepreneurs and university scientists, you’ll empower your innovations – as well as your personal and professional success.
- 9 credits
- Credits earned may be transferred to a Fox School master’s or MBA program
- Courses taught in a variety of formats including traditional in-person classes, online web conferencing classes, and a hybrid combination of both
- Corporate R&D personnel who want to move into management roles or better understand how to position their inventions for commercial success
- Managers and executives who must monetize technology or innovative products and services, or other professionals involved in technology transfer or commercialization
- Faculty and PhD students who have invented a technology and want help applying for translational research grants or want to commercialize the technology either through licensing or by starting a new venture
- Entrepreneurs or graduate students with an innovative idea for a new product or service
Earn the certificate that suits your goals and schedule. The certificate may be transferred into other Fox graduate degree programs.
The Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Technology Commercialization requires a selection from the below list of courses. 4.5-credit certificate students will select the
entirety of their credit requirements from these courses; 9-credit certificate students are required to enroll in 6 credits of the following courses:
- SGM 5117 New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Resources, & Teams (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5187 Future Franklins: Assessing the Feasibility of Innovative Business Ideas (1.5 credits)
- EMGT 5633 Management Principles for Innovators, Engineers and Technologists (3.0 credits)
Plus, select three additional elective course credits:
- SGM 5114 Managing Strategic Alliances (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5119 Social Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5121 Emerging Market Innovation (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5123 Corporate Strategy (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5126 Innovation Adoption & Diffusion (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5127 Managing Knowledge Networks (1.5 credits)
- SGM 5128 Crowd Cloud & Open Innovation (1.5 credits)