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Last approved: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:01:37 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:01:37 GMT

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MBA (Business Administration)
576
014683
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
MSE
Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization I
Tech Entrepreneurship & Comm I
Poole College of Management
Business Management (20BUS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
14
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Steve Barr
Professor of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3030NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Credit not allowed in MBA 576 if the student has already taken MBA 570 or MBA 571
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
First course in a two-course entrepreneurship sequence focusing on opportunities for technology commercialization. Evaluation of commercialization of technologies in the context of new business startups. Emphasis is placed on creating value through technology portfolio evaluation and fundamentals of technology-based new business startups. This includes development of value propositions and strong technology-product-market linkages. The process based approach is appropriate for new business startup as well as entrepreneurship in existing organizations through spinoffs, licensing, or new product development. Credit not allowed for MBA 576 if the student has already taken MBA 570 or MBA 571.

MBA curriculum has been significantly revised, placing more emphasis on concentration/depth courses. The reduction in hours from 4 to 3 is needed to be consistent with other concentration/depth courses in the MBA program. This will be achieved by reducing the number of technologies to be evaluated during the semester.  The evaluation methodology will remain the same.  


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringElizabeth Dickey
No new resources will be required

1. To introduce students to knowledge about technology-based entrepreneurship and provide them with an initial opportunity to apply that knowledge to new technologies being explored by scientists


2. To create value through developing technology-based new business startups


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Create value for organizations by developing an idea into a successful technology-based new business startup

  2. Evaluate the relative commercialization strengths of multiple technologies

  3. Generate innovative product/service ideas and apply the TEC algorithm to enhance creative thinking processes needed for successful technology-based new business startup

  4. Apply team-based leadership and personal skills through team-based new business startups.

  5. Demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills (i.e. pitches and short written reports).


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment10Self-assessment paper
Project60Analysis of commercial potential of new technologies, including written report and presentation
Participation30Class discussion
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Opportunity identification2 weeksOpportunity description worksheet
Product ideation5 weeksTechnology documentation, ideation report at mid-semester
Communication topics2 weeksPresentation practice
Financial analysis2 weeksStrategic assessment ; phase 1 reports
Business plans and presentations3 weeksPhase II analysis and final report and presentation
mlnosbis 5/31/2017:
1) Course length is 16 weeks. Week 16 is the final exam (or final exam period)
2) Are there any textbooks or readings?

pjharrie 7/14/2017 - start semester needs to be updated as this won't be approved in time for Fall. At least to me, the first objective seems a bit expansive given the focus of the class. Whom does 'our' refer to in the syllabus when 'our approach to technology commercialization' is mentioned and the 'we' later on? Only seems to be one instructor. Given that it's a 500-level course unsure of why the statement of grading relative to 600-level courses is included. If it will be offered as an S/U option, then there needs to be a statement about what is required to get an 'S'.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No concerns
sgallen (Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:04:44 GMT): 1) Need to add restrictive statement: Credit not allowed in MBA 576 if the student has already taken MBA 570 or MBA 571. 2) Need to add updated syllabus that contains this new statement
sgallen (Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:11:05 GMT): Need to add restrictive statement: Credit not allowed in MBA 576 if the student has already taken MBA 570 or MBA 571. Syllabus needs to be updated to reflect this change.
sgallen (Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:17:51 GMT): Add as first sentence to course description: First course in a two-course entrepreneurship sequence focusing on opportunities for technology commercialization.
sgallen (Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:18:42 GMT): Also need to update syllabus to show revised course description.
lgdann (Tue, 30 May 2017 11:44:08 GMT): First sentence and restrictive statement added to description and syllabus.
sgallen (Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:48:36 GMT): Just made following changes: 1) Start semester now spring 2018 2) Have revised wording of first objective 3) We/our references deleted 4) The template syllabus includes S/U boilerplate; I have deleted 5) Added to the restrictive statement box on the course action: Students who have taken MBA 570 or 571 will not be allowed to take MBA 576 for credit. 6) Caught a few other minor errors on the syllabus
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