Development of principles and practical strategies for the management and evolution of rapidly growing technical endeavors. Topics include entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, strategic planning, finance, marketing, sales, operations, research and development, manufacturing, and management of technology-based companies. Management teams are formed, and ventures are selected and simulated over an extended period of time. Extensive student presentations and reports are required.
To prepare students for:
1. Management roles in entrepreneurial start-ups, and small to mid-sized companies
2. Technical business situations that they will face in many technology businesses, especially in today's e-business world
3. Working in teams and groups
4. On-the-job learning by developing a feasible company structure, making mistakes, developing solutions, and observing mistakes and approaches made by the other teams