Graduate Program in Management Practice

Technology management brought a business perspective to my technical degree.

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For highly motivated graduate students seeking a structured and diploma-enhancing business education, Technology Management offers a UC-recognized graduate certificate. The Graduate Program in Management Practice (GPMP) is open to UC Santa Barbara master's degree students and Ph.D. candidates from any major. Like the Undergraduate Certificate program, GPMP introduces students across academic disciplines to the fundamentals of business, finance, management, marketing, and strategy. However, GPMP coursework also takes a deeper dive into Business Strategy & Leadership, Innovation & Management, New Venture Marketing & Finance, and offers an option to specialize in start-up or established businesses.

  1. Download and submit the GPMP enrollment form to Click here to show mail address.
    Form available here.
  2. Complete the Graduate Student Petition form - "Add" Graduate Program in Management Practice
  3. Obtain signatures from your department's graduate advisor (not your personal advisor) or chair and also from the GPMP Director.
  4. Take the completed petition form and pay a filing fee receipt to the Graduate Division office and keep a copy for your records.
  5. There is no additional cost to graduate students to obtain the GPMP graduate certificate.
Coursework & Scholarships

Foundational Coursework

TMP 240 Business Strategy & Leadership (4 units)

Course covers business principles relevant to today’s increasingly competitive international business environment in four areas: Competitive Strategy and General Management; Accounting and Finance; Marketing and Sales; and Business Ethics.

Pre-requisites: Graduate standing.
Offered: Fall


TMP 241 Managing Innovation (4 units)

Examination of communication and key management functions; envisioning and strategic planning; creating high performance teams; establishing appraisal/reward systems; innovation and organizational change. Emphasis on leading innovative technical people; leadership that fosters entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship; new forms of organizing.

Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing.


TMP 244 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 units)

Learn how to start any type of venture; for profit, non- profit, service, sole-proprietorship, with a focus on high- tech ventures. Analysis of new business opportunities, development of customer-centric value propositions, financing, marketing, selling, and protection of intellectual property.


TMP 246 New Venture Finance (3 units)

Presents the tools necessary for the strategic analysis and understanding of financial information particular to new ventures. Provides insight into how financial information can be used to design optimal financing strategies, prepare valuation models for new ventures, and assist in strategic planning for the venture.

Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing.
Offered: Fall

Emphasis (Entrepreneurial or Corporate)

TMP 242 Entrepreneurship (4 units)

Learn how to start any type of venture; for profit, non- profit, service, sole-proprietorship, with a focus on high- tech ventures. Analysis of new business opportunities, development of customer-centric value propositions, financing, marketing, selling, and protection of intellectual property.


OR


TMP 255 New Product Development (4 units)

New product development requires technical and non-technical business persons to work across disciplines. Instruction is provided in a wide range of topics concerning customer driven product innovation. Students learn new product development processes, tools, techniques, and organizational skills.

Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing.

Practice

Upon completion of coursework, students will embark upon an Internship (160 hours in a management role) OR participate in the New Venture Competition.

Scholarships

Young Innovator Scholars (Open to All Majors) 

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor who is a successful entrepreneur and business leader, as well as a friend and alumnus of UCSB, the Technology Management Program is able to offer the Young Innovator Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students from all majors in both graduate and undergraduate programs, who have demonstrated some form of innovative passion and are active in the Technology Management Program. If you are creating something new or better in whatever you do, this is the scholarship for you.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UCSB,
in good academic standing and active in the Technology Management Program.
(MTM students are not eligible)

Criteria: The Young Innovator Scholarship criteria for awards include:
               - Graduate or upper division undergraduate student in any major (MTM students not
                 eligible)
               - Demonstrate innovative interest(s)
               - Show evidence of a strong academic record. Overall GPA must be at least 3.0
               - Demonstrate financial need

Deadline: Completed scholarship applications (including an unofficial copy of your
transcript) must be received by November 9th, 2020.

Notification: Winners of the Young Innovator scholarships will be notified in Winter Quarter.

Questions: If you have any questions about the application process or awards, please
contact Cindy Colmenares at Click here to show mail address.

Access the scholarship application at this link.

 

Harold Frank Scholars
(College of Engineering Majors Only)

Due to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frank, the Technology Management Program is proud to offer a scholarship to support students completing their undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering who are active in the Technology Management Program.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the College of Engineering at UCSB, in good academic standing and active in the Technology Management Program. (MTM students are not eligible)

Criteria: The Harold Frank Scholarship criteria for awards include:
               - Engineering undergraduate or graduate student
               - Demonstrate financial need
               - Show evidence of a strong academic record. Overall GPA must be at least 3.0
               - Demonstrate interest in entrepreneurship or technology management

Deadline: Completed scholarship applications (including an unofficial copy of your
transcript) must be received by November 9th, 2020.

Notification: Winners of the Harold Frank scholarships will be notified in Winter Quarter.

Questions: If you have any questions about the application process or awards, please
contact Cindy Colmenares at Click here to show mail address.

Access the scholarship application at this link.

 

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