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Curriculum Requirements

The revised minor is comprised of five courses, four of which are required courses and one of which in an elective.

 

Required Core Courses

BUSMHR 3510.01 – New Venture Creation

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: None
Develop the skills necessary for creating and evaluating new products and ventures, both as an entrepreneur and in an established business. Become proficient in the tools for designing and evaluating new ventures.

DESIGN 2700 – Introduction to Design Practices (or equivalent)

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: None
This course will provide an overview of what designers do and how they think, work, and theorize their understanding of people and their needs and desires. It will also address how design thinking relates to and encourages innovative outlooks and practices. By looking at critical design theories and developments throughout modern history as well as key recent developments in approaches to contemporary design practices, the impact of social, economic, and technological factors on design expressions and solutions will be analyzed.

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ISE ME 5682* – Fundamentals of Product Design and Engineering

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 4, Prerequisites: None
Examines the entire product development process, from the first stages of problem definition to the finished product rolling off of the factory floor with emphasis on why designs look the way they do, and why so few products are actually successful.

*For Autumn 2015, the substitute course for non-engineers will be ME 5194.

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BUSADM 3520 – Fundamentals of Product Design

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: None
Examines the entire product development process, from the first stages of problem definition to the finished product rolling off of the factory floor with emphasis on why designs look the way they do, and why so few products are actually successful.

Required Elective Course – Choose one of the following

The minor requires students to successfully complete one of four elective courses. Successful completion of all three required core course is required before enrolling in an elective course.

BUSADM 3531 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation: General, Startup-based Entrepreneurship

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: successful completion of BUS MHR 3510 Entrepreneurship & Innovation: New Venture Creation; Design 2700 – Introduction to Design Practice; and ME/ISE 5682 – Fundamentals of Product Development & Engineering

Explores the innovative transformation of knowledge captured through creative, person-centered design into conceptual, viable, commercial concepts in the area of general entrepreneurship, including but not limited to; for profit – based retail concepts, food service, service provider –base businesses and other “general” types of entrepreneurial startups.

BUS-ADM 3532 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Corporate Entrepreneurship

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: successful completion of BUS MHR 3510 Entrepreneurship & Innovation: New Venture Creation; Design 2700 – Introduction to Design Practice; and ME/ISE 5682 – Fundamentals of Product Development & Engineering

Examines the theories (and their application) for developing new ideas and viable new businesses within an established firm. The course addresses the development of an internal culture of innovation, processes for reviewing ideas and developing concepts, strategic analysis, positioning for competitive advantage, forms of corporate ventures, and the qualities of corporate entrepreneurs.

BUS-ADM 3533 – Technology Entrepreneurship

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: successful completion of BUS MHR 3510 Entrepreneurship & Innovation: New Venture Creation; Design 2700 – Introduction to Design Practice; and ME/ISE 5682 – Fundamentals of Product Development & Engineering

Explores the innovative transformation of knowledge captured in scientific discoveries into conceptual, viable, commercial products and services. Examine a variety of business models appropriate for commercializing those product/service conceptualizations.

BUS-MHR 5530 – Value Creation in Social Entrepreneurship

Approved for GEC Credit - Social Sciences
Credits: 3; Prerequisites: successful completion of BUS MHR 3510 Entrepreneurship & Innovation: New Venture Creation; Design 2700 – Introduction to Design Practice; and ME/ISE 5682 – Fundamentals of Product Development & Engineering

Examines the rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises and the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape.