Note: Admission to the Undergraduate Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship is suspended effective Fall 2017.

The online Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship is designed for business or engineering students who desire a sequence of undergraduate level courses that focus specifically on Technology Entrepreneurship and that are delivered through an online instructional environment. The focus of the certificate is to prepare students to meet the growing global need for individuals who can think innovatively and successfully pursue the commercialization of their innovative ideas and technological solutions, either independently or within the confines of an established organization. Students who complete this certificate will gain a substantial competitive edge in pursuing a career either as an engineer or as a business specialist by combining their entrepreneurial skills and capabilities with their particular field of expertise. The program will prepare students for fast-track leadership positions in technology-based and/or manufacturing companies.

For more information regarding the application process, business majors may contact Undergraduate Student Services (LUB N297) or call 414-229-5271, and CEAS majors may contact the Student Advising Office (EMS E386) or call 414-229-4667.


Students currently enrolled in a UWM business or engineering undergraduate program (or at any other accredited engineering or business baccalaureate program) are eligible to earn the Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship. This certificate is also open to business and engineering graduates. 


In addition, to fulfill graduation requirements, students will complete pre-approved, zero-credit professional activities.

BUS ADM/MECHENG 542Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship3
BUS ADM/MECHENG 543Introduction to Technology Management and Innovation3
BUS ADM/MECHENG 544New Product Development3
BUS ADM/MECHENG 546Global Innovation Management3
BUS ADM/MECHENG 548Technology Venturing Project3
Total Credits15

Note: A maximum of 6 credits from the Undergraduate Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship may also count toward other UWM undergraduate degrees.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all coursework required for the certificate with at least a 2.5 GPA to have the certificate posted on the transcript at graduation. Students must complete all certificate courses within 3 years of initial enrollment in the certificate program.