Corporate Innovation and Venture, Minor

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 minor 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 minor in corporate innovation seeks to prepare 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 minor 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.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. The minor is not available to DMSB students or students pursuing a combined major with DMSB.

Required Course

ENTR 2301Innovation!4


Complete three courses, one of which may be chosen from the additional elective option list:12
Industry Disruption and Corporate Transformation
Product Innovation and Portfolio Management
Advanced Studies in Corporate Innovation
Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Additional Electives
Design Process Context and Systems
Experience Design 1
Software Development
Mobile Application Development
Web Development
The Entrepreneurial Universe
The Business of Games
Engineering Design
Product Development for Engineers

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor