Corporate Innovation and Venture

Corporate innovation is a series of processes by which established companies promote, design, and pursue innovation opportunities that can result in new products, services, and/or business models. It entails R&D activities, product development, internal venture accelerators, acquisitions, and alliances. Innovation is the most powerful competitive weapon for a corporation that wants to ensure growth and relevance over time.

The corporate innovation and venture concentration is designed to prepare students to develop new businesses, products, services, or processes inside of an existing organization to create value and generate new revenue growth through entrepreneurial thought and action. A concentration in corporate innovation and venture will develop students to be agents of change and renewal within established companies, aspiring to leading roles in areas such as product development, new business research, and innovation-related projects. This concentration targets students with co-op aspirations that involve positions within corporations such as entry-level product line management, project management, consulting, and new product and service development.

Concentration in Corporate Innovation and Venture

Required Courses
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
ENTR 4504Advanced Studies in Corporate Innovation4
Complete two electives, one of which may come from the additional elective list:8
Industry Disruption and Corporate Transformation
Product Innovation and Portfolio Management
Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Additional Electives
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Marketing Strategies for Startups
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Negotiating in Business
Healthcare Management, Innovation, and Design
Project Management
Strategic Analysis and Decision Making
One course from an approved Dialogue may count toward a concentration elective.