2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

MANA 75980 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

1.5 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: Must be an EMBA candidate. Creativity and innovation are key drivers for economic activity and wealth generation, as well as for individual and community well-being. Entrepreneurs in growing business, large firms, the social sector and government are upsetting the status quo, altering accepted ways of doing things, transforming industries and finding meaning for themselves and those with whom they work. This course focuses on two key themes. One is creative and innovation and the other is the pursuit of opportunity, which considers the skills and know-how required to exploit opportunity and create social economic value. Students will learn to recognize their own creative talents, apply creative problem-solving techniques to tasks and challenges, (3) recognize and remove blocks to innovation, and (4) understand and apply the elements in the entrepreneurial process.