The TMP graduate curriculum provides Master's and PhD candidates at UCSB a sound introduction to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business management in a technology-driven organization. Courses are open to all majors. The primary goal of the program is to educate science and engineering scholars for success in management or entrepreneurial careers within a technology-based company. TMP courses are designed to complement traditional research-based training, and to better elucidate the constraints that markets and businesses enforce on technical innovations. TMP and the campus TIA office endeavor to provide the knowledge base required by modern university entrepreneurs. TMP is especially proud to acknowledge that many of its graduate student alumni have gone on to create several successful job-creating ventures in California based on their dissertation research.
In addition to the broad palette of coursework, TMP students have a unique opportunity to meet an exceptional group of local, regional and national leaders in technology management and entrepreneurship as a basis of a strong social network. Many of these leaders serve as mentors, lecturers and advisors within the program.
For highly motivated graduate students across the UCSB campus seeking a structured and diploma-enhancing business education, the Technology Management Program offers a UC-wide recognized graduate certificate. TMP helps prepare graduate students to enter the technology business world with knowledge of balance sheets, income statements, discounted cash flows, capital budgeting, opportunity recognition, market segmentation, target marketing and sales, IP management, business planning, public speaking, team work, and leadership. Our goal is to see UC Santa Barbara‘s Technology Management students sought out by technology corporations and start-ups.
As described in the GPMP Information Flyer, Students are expected to complete 18 credits. The progression of classes emphasizes first the business FOUNDATION needed in a business/entrepreneurial environment. Second, a student selects one of two emphases, entrepreneurial or corporate, focusing on the CONTEXT of her or his career expectations beyond college. Finally, the GPMP requires a meaninful experience putting these ideas into PRACTICE, where students choose one of the following: an Internship or participation in the New Venture Competition.
TMP 240 Business Strategy & Leadership (4 units)
TMP 241 Managing Innovation (4 units)
TMP 244 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 units)
TMP 246 New Venture Finance (3 units)
Context (Entrepreneurial or Corporate Emphasis)
TMP 242 Entrepreneurship (4 units) OR TMP 255 New Product Development (4 units)
Practice (upon completion of above)
Internship (160 hours in a management role) OR
New Venture Competition
What you should do to enter the GPMP program:
1. Please download and complete the GPMP enrollment form.
2. If you have not done so already, please go to the Graduate Division office and obtain the Graduate Student Petition form. On the petition, please look under change of status and check to add and fill in GPMP.
3. Obtain signatures from your department's graduate advisor or chair (not your personal advisor) and also from the GPMP Director at the TMP Office, Phelps 1333.
4. Take the completed petition form and $20.00 (filing fee) to the Graduate Division office and obtain a copy for your records.
What you should do once you COMPLETE all GPMP requirements:
1. Provide Diana Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an unofficial transcript and documentation of your internship (student and company report) or business plan.
2. Once the above information has been verified, Dr. Seibold will draft a memorandum of GPMP completion on your behalf and will send to Graduate Division.
Owen Barrett, Environmental Science & Management
Peter Burks, Chemistry
Mohamed Nabil El-Zeftawi, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kellen Klein, Environmental Science & Management
Zubin Kuvadia, Chemical Engineering
Jefferson Litten, Environmental Science & Management
Suzanne McFerran, Environmental Science & Management
Nathan Pfaff, Materials
Jeff Simeon, Environmental Science & Management
Jasanpreet Singh, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Harry Vickers, Environmental Science & Management
Christian Wiesenthal, Environmental Science & Management
William Yuen, Electrical & Computer Engineering
2012 GPMP Recipients