Entrepreneurship & Innovation

for the graduate concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation


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college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/

overview of college admissions & requirements: The Grainger College of Engineering


The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration provides students with the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who tackle grand challenges to change the world. Students must be enrolled in an eligible engineering graduate degree program from one of the participating departments. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration requires students to complete 12 credit hours from a list of select courses and to earn a B or higher in each course. Participating departments will be responsible for defining how credits from this concentration apply to the student’s major.

Students must be enrolled in one of the following graduate degree programs:

• Bioengineering, MEng • Bioengineering: Bioinstrumentation, MEng (on campus & online)
• Bioengineering: Computational Genomics, MEng (on campus & online) • Bioengineering: General Bioengineering, MEng (on campus & online)
• Bioengineering: Pharmaceutical Engineering, MEng (On campus & Online) • Electrical & Computer Engineering, MEng (on campus & online)
• Engineering: Aerospace Systems Engineering, MEng (On campus & Online) • Engineering: Energy Systems, MEng (on campus & online)
• Engineering: Plasma Engineering, MEng (On campus & Online) • Engineering: Railway Engineering, MEng
• Mechanical Engineering, MEng  

for the graduate concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (on campus and online)


The concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation requires students to complete 12 credit hours from a list of select courses and to earn a B or higher in each course. Participating departments will be responsible for defining how credits from this concentration apply to the student’s major. 

Core Courses7
TE 460Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship1
TE 461Technology Entrepreneurship3
TE 550
Elective Courses 15
TE 450Startups: Incorporation, Funding, Contracts, & Intellectual Property3
TE 466High-Tech Venture Marketing2
TE 565Technol Innovation & Strategy2
TE 566Finance for Engineering Mgmt2
Total hours required for concentration:12

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
A minimum of 4 500-level credit hours.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Participating departments will be responsible for defining how credits from this concentration apply to the student’s major.