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 Entrepreneurship & 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 Specialized 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

Ideal for:

  • 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.


  • SGM 5137. Entrep. Thinking & New Venture Creation (3)
  • SGM 5139. Lean E-ship/Innovation (3)

Plus, select three additional elective course credits:

  • SGM 5136. Principles of Management & Strategy*
  • SGM 5103. Technology & Innovation Management / NPD
  • SGM 5131. Social Entrepreneurship
  • SGM 5144. Creativity Unleashed
  • SGM 5142. Business Model Innovation
  • SGM 5145. Plan Pitch & Fund
  • SGM 5133. Consulting Principles & Practices
  • SGM 5182. Independent Study (with approval)
  • SGM 5190. Special Topics (with approval)

*Students without business degrees or backgrounds are strongly encouraged to take this course in their certificate elective space.