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The University of South Carolina will be offering a graduate program this summer, combining engineering and science with technical and business skills; the first of its kind in the state. The MS in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering is a one-year program that partners the College of Engineering and Computing and the Moore School of business. The combination of the two prepares students to hone the ability of assessment of a concept, whether it’s applicable, and how it would impact the business.

This graduate program is designed for students and professionals to blend entrepreneurial and engineering skills, allowing individuals to expand their horizons and fit into a business immediately after graduation, rather than requiring more training months down the road. Additionally, students will learn about start-up practices, focusing on technology development and prototyping, customer discovery and ultimately, commercialization.

This program seems like a promising development for South Carolina and it will be interesting to see how the program progresses.