This course explores best practices in developing organizational skills that foster creative company cultures conducive to commercializing high-tech ventures. The course also covers operational issues in high-tech ventures such as resource acquisition, building teams, and managing supply chains. Participants will learn why and how company structures can impact the performance of the company and how to identify and acquire necessary resources to commercialize high-tech ventures. The course also explores effective communication skills, types of leadership in entrepreneurial ventures, and human resource issues.
THIS COURSE COVERS:
Tuition for each course in the program is $995.
At the completion of each of the four individual courses, participants may take an optional assessment evaluating their assimilation of the materials in the course. Upon completing all four courses of the program and passing the four individual assessments participants will be granted a Certificate in Technology Commercialization from the Bauer College of Business.
Assessments are conducted online upon the completion of each course. Participants must pass each of the four courses to gain the certificate. Participants are allowed up to three attempts at passing each assessment. A grade of 70% is passing.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Alan D. Lish is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship of the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He teaches technology commercialization, new product development and corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, along with marketing and entrepreneurship. His areas of research are in business incubator effectiveness, new product development, and entrepreneurial intent.
Dr. Lish has a Master’s of Science degree in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Business Administration/marketing from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL. He has been an entrepreneur all his life, and has started and run businesses in computer hardware, computer software, and Internet marketing services. He has experienced all aspects of technology commercialization, from technology assessments to startups to liquidity events and venture sales.