University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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Undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and New Venture Creation

In a rapidly changing economic environment, innovation plays a key role in economic development, including the creation of high-quality employment opportunities. The certificate program in innovation and new venture creation offers an application-oriented view of innovation and new venture creation. It addresses the development of new products/services from idea identification to commercialization. Students receive hands-on training through three required courses and two labs in creativity and innovation, new product development, and business venture creation and management. The program is expected to provide expanded opportunities for business startups and enhance employment opportunities in both existing organizations and new ventures.

Degree Plan

Required Courses
BUSN 3320New Venture Creation & Mgmt3
BUSN 3321ANew Venture Creat & Mgmt Lab1.5
MGMT 3310Creativity and Innovation3
MKT 3340New Product Development & Mkt3
MKT 3341ANew Product Dev & MKt Lab1.5
Total Hours12