Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

Graduate Certificate in Technology Innovation and Management

When you choose the Technology Innovation and Management Certificate, you will develop approaches to manage and commercialize new technologies (be a disruptor).

This certificate program is aimed at students who are interested in going deep on the opportunities and challenges associated with conceiving, launching, and scaling technology-based innovations. These innovations are considered from the perspective of large, established organizations that seek to leverage technology innovations, as well as from the perspective of new tech-based startups. 

The program consists of 12 credit hours and is open to graduate students from across UMKC.


ENT 5531 - New Product Development

ENT 5533 - Technology Management

ENT 5545 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Students within a Bloch School MBA take: ENT 5508 - Corporate Innovation (PMBA) or ENT 5567 Strategy and New Venture Creation (EMBA)

Students from another program take: ENT 5525 Managing Creativity and Innovation 

Examples of the types of roles that the classes in this certificate program may prepare you for are Technology Scout, Technology Manager, Manager of Technology Innovation, Technology Strategist, Analyst or Associate with a tech-focused venture capital firm, technology transfer for a corporate research lab or a university, Product Manager or Head of Product for a startup, or founder of your own startup.

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