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Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UMTPM245)   Register Online
 
Overview

This course offers a comprehensive overview of technological entrepreneurship by examining the link between entrepreneurship, creativity, invention and innovation. It addresses both theory and practice. In order to see what it takes to be successful, it looks at several current high tech businesses that began as start-ups in the recent past and became successful.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will have a solid understanding of the business foundations of technological innovation. They will see that the most successful innovations require hard-driving sponsors, a willingness to take risks, mastery of business skills, and large doses of creative thinking. They will learn what steps they can take to create an environment that fosters technological innovation and entrepreneurship in their organizations. They will also learn what works and what does not work when managing risky, high tech projects.
What You Will Learn

  • How today’s high tech companies maintain their innovative edge through effective management of technological projects, coupled with good business practices and an abundance of creative thinking
  • What entrepreneurship is and how individuals and companies can acquire entrepreneurial skills
  • The role of R&D, science, and technology in leading to invention and innovation
  • How to boost enterprise performance through process innovation
  • How to manage risky and dynamic technological projects that are market-oriented
  • How to create an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • What steps you need to take to protect your intellectual property through patents, trade marks, trade secrets and copyrights

PMBOK® Guide Process Areas

  • Project planning
  • Project execution
  • Project control
  • Project close-out

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Risk Management

Instruction

  • Course modules containing cutting-edge knowledge developed by renowned experts in project management
  • Course Textbook: Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days (Barron’s Business Review Series), by Jessica Livingston
  • "Think and Review" section that helps you review key points of the modules
  • Answers to the "Think and Review" section
  • A final exam which contains multiple choice and true/false questions
  • Certificate of Completion.

 
 
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