There are two M&T linking courses available within the M&T Program. All M&T students are required to take MGMT 237 - Management of Technology during the spring semester of their sophomore year. MGMT 235 - Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship is available to juniors and seniors in the M&T Program. MGMT 235 is not required but is taken by a good number of M&T students each fall. Highlights of this course include working in groups with fellow M&T's, listening to alumni guest speakers, and writing a business plan.
MGMT 237 (Management of Technology)
This course examines the technical and managerial challenges presented by emerging and evolving technologies. Particular consideration is given to the forces affecting the nature and rate of technological innovation and the managerial options available to both established and entrepreneurial organizations. In doing so, students explore both internal and external sources of innovation as well as the appropriate strategies and processes for capitalizing on them. The course is taught in seminar fashion with substantial class discussion. Assigned and supplementary readings are augmented by cases and occasional guest lectures. Students prepare a variety of written assignments, including case analyses and two research papers dealing with selected technologies, firms and industries.
If students select management as their concentration, MGMT 237 can be used as one of the four courses needed to complete their management concentration. For students not concentrating in management, MGMT 237 can fulfill one of the two business breadth requirements.
MGMT 235 (Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
The focus of this course is on analysis of the issues and options which must be faced in developing a successful technological venture and on the creation of a winning business plan. Particular attention is directed to the identification of technology-based venture opportunities, evaluation of technical feasibility and commercial potential, and planning for successful commercialization.