The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego and the Jacobs School of Engineering are partnering to present the Technology Management and Entrepreneurism fellowship program, a four-course, 16-unit program which brings together engineering graduate students with MBAs to bring ideas from conception to commercialization. The program will give engineering students a solid understanding of business fundamentals and prepare them to apply their existing knowledge to a real project, while giving MBA student access to technologies with commercialization potential.
The fellowship is offered to UC San Diego M.S. and Ph.D. engineering students. It begins with two business fundamentals classes, followed by the Rady School’s signature Lab to Market course sequence. In the Lab to Market practicum sequence, engineering students work in teams with MBA students to develop ideas for new startups or to improve some aspect of an existing company.
“We are in an enviable position to be able to unite students from our top-ranked engineering program with our innovation-centric MBA program,” said Robert S. Sullivan Dean of the Rady School of Management. “UC San Diego is a fertile ground for technology and I look forward to the entrepreneurial ideas and initiatives that will come from this new program.”
The Technology Management and Entrepreneurship fellowship program is an initiative of the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, a partnership between the Rady School of Management and the Jacobs School of Engineering which aims to create influential engineers who will drive commercially viable innovation.
“Creating cross-functional teams of MBAs and engineers presents a win-win for utilizing the relevant strengths of the Jacobs and Rady Schools to move from innovation to impact and generate local, national and global impact,” said Rady School Professor of Marketing On Amir.
The program will begin in the Spring Quarter of 2016 and will end in the Spring Quarter of 2017. Students who complete the required courses will be recognized as Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Fellows and awarded a certificate of completion.
Melinda Battenberg is the Public Relations Representative at the Rady School of Management. In her free time Battenberg enjoys cooking, craft beer and spending time with her family.