Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
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BUS 6802 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship-Education Leadership

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course helps students design innovative strategies to help their organization realize its greatest potential. Students explore how organizations pursue improvement and innovation, and why some organizations generate poor results. Students will also learn the stages and activities of the innovation in a social sector, map and manage associated risk. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply human-centered design methodologies to a problem of practice
  • Make meaningful connections between the role of improvement and innovation to a strategic plan
  • Explore innovation of an aspect of a student’s system through optimization, redesign, or displacement of key features
  • Understand and apply risk management and mitigation strategies to a problem of practice
  • Research, analyze, and present a social innovation strategy

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction to innovation
  • Human-centered design process and innovation development   
  • Innovation and strategy
  • Continuous improvement strategies as innovation
  • Sources of data, observation, and design ethnography
  • Development of a design problem statement
  • Managing innovation: identifying and mapping risk
  • Reputational, legal, political, financial risk assessments
  • Communication and implementation plan
  • Recognizing evidence of culture
  • Communication for change, managing perceived loss
  • Investigating and identifying system and personal competing commitments
  • System and school design
  • Identifying innovation constraints
  • Identifying tools, tasks that afford change

Dan Pavletich

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