Academic Program Proposal

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University of Maryland Baltimore
Proposal
Master of ScienceHealth and Social Innovation1/6/2018
Health and Social Innovation Program Description
With this degree program, UMB intends to create an opportunity for students to explore principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and design-thinking to solve complex health and social challenges. Students will demonstrate their ability to develop and execute a project that leads to a social or health innovation, iterate and test their ideas, and build strong professional relationships with faculty, community practitioners and entrepreneurs, student colleagues, and mentors. After the program, students will be equipped to launch their own start-ups and will have learned a wide range of skills that will allow them to be innovative leaders, making a difference that will positively influence generations to come. <br>&nbsp; <br>There are three concentrations within the degree that include: <br>Health Science - The concentration in Health Science will educate students to engage with and respond to civic, social, environmental, medical, and economic challenges at the local, national and global levels. Students will take 12 credits specifically in the Health Science Curriculum. <br> <br>User Experience - The User Experience concentration is collaboration with the University of Baltimore. User experience or UX, encompasses all aspects of the end-user&#39;s interaction with the company, its services, and its products. <br> <br>Biomedical Entrepreneurship - The concentration in Biomedical Entrepreneurship is a partnership with the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), UM Ventures, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. This program focus provides students with an opportunity to learn technology development and commercialization skills in the real world environment that combines theory and practice. <br> <br>The program will be housed in the upcoming Graduate Research Innovation District, (“the Grid”) the University’s newest innovation space, launching in fall of 2017. The Grid is a space designed to support entrepreneurial ventures through education, early stage funding, and programming. <br>