The entrepreneurship concentration is cross disciplinary, focusing on the challenges of establishing and managing new and growing ventures. The business environment and management skills required for success in new ventures are significantly different from those in established, mature organizations. The entrepreneurship concentration is relevant to students preparing to work in a variety of entrepreneurial environments.
The NC State Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program gives students an unparalleled opportunity to engage in real-world business development. Based on a hands-on learning process involving entrepreneurs, start-ups, and transdisciplinary teams in a clinical setting, students learn how to look at new ideas and figure out the steps necessary to commercialize them. They also interact with local businesses and help them succeed.
The Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization curriculum provides graduate students from management and other disciplines across campus the opportunity to engage in all stages of a company’s formation and growth. We offer two tracks: Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) and Entrepreneurship (ENTR). Due to the collaborative nature of the TEC courses, the majority of the classes are held on NC State’s Main Campus.
Offered by the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State, our professional Master’s curriculum is an 11-month (Summer II, Fall, Spring) program for students interested in acquiring the skills necessary to lead biomedical-related early-stage ventures or to drive new product development in healthcare industries.
Our curriculum utilizes clinical immersion to identify healthcare innovation opportunities, teaches path-to-market concepts, including regulatory aspects unique to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and facilitates the development of commercialization strategies for innovative biomedical technologies.