Carleton University has announced its Technology Innovation Management program will be offering a new degree, the Master of Entrepreneurship, this fall.
“This new pathway to the Masters in Technology Innovation Management will encourage students who wish to work in business, government and policy to embark on this most valuable course of study,” said Carleton president Roseann Runte. “This course is extremely appropriate in the current economic environment, useful to individual scholars and helpful to regional and global development.”
The TIM program already offers Master of Applied Science and Master of Engineering degrees, both offered jointly by the Sprott School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering and Design. There are currently almost 100 students enrolled in those programs.
Sprott dean Jerry Tomberlin said entrepreneurship is an area of “institutional strength” central to all the programs Carleton offers.
“Carleton’s new Master of Entrepreneurship will provide graduates with the specialized knowledge and skills to enable them to play crucial roles in the ecosystems that support and drive growth of technology ventures and, consequently, the economic growth in the Ottawa region, Canada and internationally,” he said.
TIM faculty member Mika Westerlund said students in the new program will be able to better identify how to support ventures in technology companies
“M.Ent. projects can focus on how to grow and diversify networks of individuals and organizations collaborating to make Ottawa a global leader in intrusion learning, nano-architectures, platform businesses, car-to-car communications, fast DNA-sequencing machines, and other emerging markets,” he said.
The Master of Entrepreneurship degree will give students an abundance of options upon graduation, said TIM faculty member professor Steven Muegge.
“As a result of completing M.Ent. projects and a differentiated curriculum, TIM students can create their own businesses, work for innovative companies, or work for service providers and economic development organizations that add value to innovative startups and existing companies,” he said.
TIM director Tony Bailetti said the students will certainly not be tied to their desks during their studies.
“Experience outside the classroom will include contributing to the initiatives of Lead To Win’s pre-accelerator, accelerator, and post-accelerator, writing papers for the TM Review, engaging in the activities of local technology companies and the companies that service them, and participating in the Capital Entrepreneurs program,” he said.
Lead To Win is ranked by UBI Global as one of the top ten university business incubators in North America. Currently, it supports 167 venture teams at the pre-accelerator stage and 40 startups at the accelerator stage. More than 200 technology companies have been launched by Lead To Win.
Each month, more than 27,000 unique visitors access the website of the TIM Review, a free monthly publication about theories, strategies, and tools that help technology companies succeed.