Technology Entrepreneurship Minor
Curriculum

Minor Requirements

Required Courses Credits:
IENG 421 Technology Entrepreneurship 3
This course focuses on technology entrepreneurs and their new ventures. It helps students to understand key aspects of entrepreneurship and the formation of new technology companies. Major topics include learning to identify and evaluate innovation opportunities, assessing an industry, conducting a market analysis, intellectual property strategies, the founding team, developing a business plan, understanding and managing risks, and financing a new venture. Students will learn how to assess the feasibility of a startup venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
SBES 310 Small Business and Entrepreneurial Creation 3
A comprehensive examination of required skills, resources and techniques needed to transform an idea into a successful business enterprise. Students are introduced to a series of practical issues in the formation of a new business as well as evaluating whether a new product or service has market, financial, and management viability within the current economic environment.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG/MGMT 423 Technology Entrepreneurship: Seminar 3
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    Total: 9 Credits
 
Electives (Choose Two) Credits:
ACCT 101 Accounting1, 2 3
A study of accounting fundamentals. Topics include the accounting cycle, statement preparation, systems, asset valuations, accounting concepts, and principles for the sole proprietorship.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ARTC 260 Introduction to 3-D Modeling and Animation 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ARTC 201 and ARTC 251

This course is an introduction to 3D modeling and animation using industry standard software. Topics covered include introductory 3D modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, and rendering in three dimensions. Students will bring together these techniques into 3D workflows to complete 3D animation projects from start to finish, using the single artist pipeline.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3
BUSI 405 Business Research and Innovation2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take ACCT 110 and FINC 201 and one course in Group 1 (LLAW 101 or LLAW 110) and Group 2 (MIST 300 or MIST 315).

Student innovation and business research are conducted for the purpose of developing a potential value-adding incremental change in a product, process, or service to facilitate potential independent or corporate venturing initiatives. Outcomes include integration of core functional areas into a business plan.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CSCI 125 Computer Programming I3 3
This course provides basic skills in problem solving and object-oriented programming using a high level language such as Java or C++. Topics include algorithm development, simple data types, expressions and statements, program flow control structures, objects, methods and arrays. Knowledge of Algebra

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3
FINC 201 Corporation Finance1, 2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take ACCT 101, ECON 105 or ECON 202 and one course in this group: MATH 125 or MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 151 or MATH 170 or TMAT 135 or TMAT 155

An overview of the financial management function in modern business, emphasizing the time value of money and financial analysis. The financial and economic environment and capital markets and securities are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FINC 320 Advanced Financial Management2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: FINC 201

Focus is on corporate financial decisions and policy. Topics include: capital budgeting and financing decisions, cost of capital, capital structure with risk, corporate restructuring, lease versus buy analysis and real options.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 240 Engineering Economics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 136 or MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 170

Economic problems relevant to the management-engineering decision-making environment, managerial costs, interest, depreciation, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, replacement decisions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 251 Project Engineering 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 170

In this course, we discuss development and management of engineering and technology projects. Project proposal preparation, resources and cost estimating, project planning, organizing, and controlling, network diagrams and the techniques are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 426 Technology Entrepreneurship Internship or Practicum 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: IENG 421

Students will part with ETIC or external technology start-up companies to practice their learnings on technology entrepreneurship.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ITEC 315 Mobile Applications Design and Development 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ITEC 305

This course provides skills for the design and development of both Web- based and native applications for modern mobile devices. It emphasizes cross- platform mobile application development utilizing web technologies for business enterprise and games design. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/ or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MIST 442 Blockchain Applications2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MIST 315, FINC 301

The course provides students with the fundamental concept of blockchains and the emerging role of blockchains in organizations, as well as its use cases and business cases with some general history and studies of recent tests and pilots.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MRKT 102 Introduction to Marketing1, 2 3
Study of the process by which consumers' needs and wants are analyzed and satisfied within the context of a modern marketing system. Investigation of current developments in the external environment affecting the marketing process. The role of marketing institutions in facilitating the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers is analyzed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MRKT 422 New Product Development and Marketing2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MRKT 102 and junior/senior status

Techniques and practices applied to conceptualizing, developing, launching and managing new products. An in-depth evaluation of the product life-cycle will analyze its various stages and how careful planning and management will extend it. The product management concept and its effectiveness as a management tool will also be studied.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MRKT 430 Digital Marketing2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MRKT 102

In this course, students will learn to apply digital tools to the marketing landscape. This includes digital products and services (e.g., the Internet of things) as well as digital distribution, digital pricing and payment systems, and digital media and promotions (email marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, online advertising, web analytics, mobile marketing). At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to develop a marketing plan that includes digital products, digital distribution, digital pricing, and digital tools for promotions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MRKT 421 Marketing Analytics2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MRKT 102 Corequisite: QANT 201

We are living in the age of the digitization of the human experience. Every aspect of our lives is being digitized, recorded, stored, analyzed and visualized. Marketing analytics uses this quantitative data to help managers derive marketing intelligence, solve marketing-related problems and take advantage of marketing opportunities. This course will explore quantitative tools for marketing decision-making in areas including pricing, sales forecasting, consumer preferences, customer value, market segmentation, advertising, and social media.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3.
SBES 420 Entrepreneurial Technology and Innovation Management2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SBES 310

An evolutionary process perspective of how technology (scientific, engineering, IT) strategy contributes to launch an innovation. Topics discussed include technological competences and capabilities, sources and patterns of innovation, creativity, innovation processes, collaborating, and market entry dynamics. This course will cover content relevant to both entrepreneurial enterprises and large corporations developing technological innovations. Case-based learning and a final project will be employed in the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
SBES 460 Business Plan Development Capstone2 3
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: SBES 420

Students must construct each section of a business plan for a proposed venture. In class lectures will be augmented with intensive research into the competitive, marketing, financial, operational, technological as well as economic factors needed to build a successful business enterprise.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
TEVE 240 Video Editing 3
This course explores the process of editing in post-production. Lessons will cover the workflow of the editing process from the initial stages of project and file management to the final stages of delivery formats. Learning about the artistic aspects as well as the physical techniques of editing will allow students to gain deeper knowledge of the narrative and dramatic impact of storytelling through editing. Students are also familiarized with editing software and external equipment used during the editing process.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3
    Total: 6 Credits
1 Students in the B.S. in Business Administration program may not count any of these courses toward the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.

2 Students who are not candidates for a B.S. in Business Administration must take at least one of these business courses.

3 Students in the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences may not count this course toward the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.
 
Total Program Credits = 15