Featured courses and concentrations

Infuse your course of study by taking on the skills to excel in the workplaces of the future. Engage with new technologies, discover emerging industries, and collaborate with classmates on initiatives that just might change the world.

College of Communication

College of Communications

MS in Media Ventures

Through this hands on MS, students start with an idea and build it out over the course of the program and learn the process of taking an idea from concept to the market. At the end of this one-year program, students pitch it to a panel of leading media executives and entrepreneurs. Media Ventures faculty, COM alumni, and biz-savvy mentors coach students through the process, one on one. 
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Media Business Entrepreneurship

Students learn the practical knowledge and skills needed to heed the call of entrepreneurship. Classes will include guest speakers from various business sectors including venture capital professionals, angel investors, accountants, attorneys, marketing experts who are skilled in launch phases of PR, as well as media entrepreneurs who succeeded against all odds. Students will also participate in the development of a core business idea, from concept through the creation of a sound business plan as a final project/presentation.
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College of Engineering

College of Engineering

Technology Innovation Concentration

The demand for engineers with hands-on experience in interdisciplinary fields is rapidly growing. ENG’s technology innovation concentration prepares students to recognize and exploit opportunities for technical innovations that can lead to viable commercial products and profitable businesses. By learning to work more effectively as engineers in any field and organization, students are given a launching pad for advancement into future management and leadership positions.
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School of Hospitality Administration

School of Hospitality

Hospitality Entrepreneurship

This course is intended to be a capstone experience for students seeking to understand hospitality entrepreneurship and innovation as a professional business system. Student teams will create, develop, and design a concise pro forma business plan for a start-up nonprofit, or profit-driven hospitality enterprise. At the end of the semester, teams will make a competitive presentation integrating the principles and skills mastered in previous coursework to a panel of successful hospitality entrepreneurs.
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Metropolitan College

Metropolitan College & Extended Education

Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This post-grad program focuses on providing students with key managerial competencies required in today’s rapidly changing technological, economic, and cultural environments. Students are prepared to work in industries ranging from high-tech and biotech enterprises to traditional environments such as retail, healthcare, and financial services.
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Questrom School of Business

Questrom School of Business

The Questrom MBA Entrepreneurship Concentration

The entrepreneurship concentration at the MBA level teaches you how to create value in an entrepreneurial context, whether through a new venture, an existing firm, a social enterprise, or a foreign market. The objective of the entrepreneurship concentration is to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and to provide a set of analytic frameworks that will significantly increase your project’s chance of success and realize its value.
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The Questrom Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Concentration

Functional concentrations for undergraduate Questrom students enable a deep exploration of a specific area in the study and practice of management. In the entrepreneurship concentration, students gain the skills to identify opportunities, reduce market uncertainties, and harness technology to bring an idea to fruition. This concentration prepares students for starting a new business venture, working in a family business, or developing new business areas within corporations.
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Entrepreneurial Marketing & Finance Summer Program

Every summer, master’s students from around the globe meet at Boston University for an extraordinary experience: a custom-designed, high-intensity entrepreneurship accelerator. They’ll dive into marketing and finance for entrepreneurs with the leaders of Innovate@BU, experimenting and practicing in the Boston ecosystem. And they’ll study and live at Boston University—the world-renowned, urban research university in the heart of the city.
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More Courses to Explore

Arts Leaders Forum

CFA FA 510 (4 credits)

The "Arts Leaders Forum" consists of a series of conversations with arts leaders, including entrepreneurs, community leaders and established industry experts. Each week guests will share their experiences with the class. In addition to guest speakers, students will focus on leadership skills and exercises through readings and cases. The goal of this course is to give students insight into the pressing issues of managing arts organizations, to gain leadership skills and to provide insight into career options.

2018SPRGCFAFA510 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:30:00 PM CGS 527

2018SPRGCFAFA510 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:30:00 PM CGS 527

Career Development in the Arts

CFA FA 520 (4 credits)

This course is designed to help students envision ways to use their education and creativity to become leaders in the arts. Practical skills, such as how to write a project proposal, prepare a budget, research funding options, and develop a marketing plan will be supplemented by lectures and discussions to guide the students in understanding their unique talents and how to use these to contribute to society, to make a living, and to be true to their artistic goals. Case studies, lectures, readings, and interdisciplinary collaboration will be used to provide examples of each week's topic of discussion. Students are expected to keep a journal to record their own thoughts and explore specific themes addressed throughout the semester. Open to the BU Community except Freshman. Offered both semesters. 4cr

2018SPRGCFAFA520 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:30:00 PM CFA 216

2018SPRGCFAFA520 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:30:00 PM CFA 216

Collaborative Arts Incubator

CFA FA 530 (Var credits)

The Collaborative Arts Incubator is a hands-on studio experience and a cross-disciplinary course that offers students within CFA and BU the opportunity to work together on innovative, creative projects. Students work in groups drawing from their own disciplines and are encouraged to venture into unfamiliar creative territories. Students engage in active collaboration, critical thinking and peer interaction with at-risk populations in the surrounding community. The social justice component is a significant element of the course.

2018SPRGCFAFA530 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018

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R 12:30:00 PM 03:15:00 PM CFA 500

2018SPRGCFAFA530 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018

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R 12:30:00 PM 03:15:00 PM CFA 500

The Creative Economy and Social Impact

CFA FA 560 (4 credits)

This course explores the creative economy & social impact and where creative professionals intersect with placemaking, industry, and cultural entrepreneurship. The course covers a variety of topics including: creative placemaking; the artist as entrepreneur; business and leadership models for the creative industries. All topics are explored with a Social Impact lens. Through case studies, guest speakers, readings, and group exercises, students learn about innovative entrepreneurial initiatives that straddle the boundaries between the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Guided exercises enable students to assess and develop their skills as future social impact and change agents using an entrepreneurial mindset.

2018FALLCFAFA560 A1, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM CGS 123

Media Money Trail

COM FT 518 (4 credits)

This course examines the critical financial and strategic challenges that businesses face whether they are in start-up, expansion, or exit mode. Students will use case studies to delve into the lives of the founders and CEOs of some of the world's most innovative and enduring brands and industry game-changers. We'll delve into each company's business model(s) and learn why some evolve to become industry gold standards while others fail.

2018FALLCOMFT518 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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TR 11:00:00 AM 12:15:00 PM COM 213

Special Topics

COM FT 552 (4 credits)

Special Topics for Fall 2018 include: A1: Writing the Short B1, C1: Intermediate Cinematography D1: Storyboarding and Animatics

2018SPRGCOMFT552 A1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

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W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM CGS 117A

2018SPRGCOMFT552 B1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:10:00 AM 02:05:00 PM BAB 121A

2018SPRGCOMFT552 C1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM COM B25

2018SPRGCOMFT552 D1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

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W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM COM B29

2018SPRGCOMFT552 E1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018

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R 03:30:00 PM 06:15:00 PM BAB 121

2018SPRGCOMFT552 F1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM COM 310

2018FALLCOMFT552 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

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W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM SED 307

2018FALLCOMFT552 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2018

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R 02:30:00 PM 06:15:00 PM BAB 121A

2018FALLCOMFT552 C1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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T 02:30:00 PM 06:15:00 PM BAB 121A

2018FALLCOMFT552 D1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

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W 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM COM 310

2018SPRGCOMFT552 A1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

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W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM CGS 117A

2018SPRGCOMFT552 B1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:10:00 AM 02:05:00 PM BAB 121A

2018SPRGCOMFT552 C1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM COM B25

2018SPRGCOMFT552 D1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM COM B29

2018SPRGCOMFT552 E1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 03:30:00 PM 06:15:00 PM BAB 121

2018SPRGCOMFT552 F1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM COM 310

Media Business Entrepreneurship

COM FT 703 (4 credits)

This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and skills needed to heed the call of entrepreneurship. Classes will include guest speakers from various business sectors including venture capital professionals, angel investors, accountants, attorneys, marketing experts who are skilled in launch phases of PR, as well as media entrepreneurs who succeeded against all odds. Students will also participate in the development of a core business idea, from concept through the creation of a sound business plan as a final project/presentation. 4 cr. Fall

2018SPRGCOMFT703 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM CGS 315

2018SPRGCOMFT703 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

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M 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM CGS 315

Creating New Ideas

COM FT 728 (4 credits)

This course is the Thesis course for Media Ventures Master's degree students. Students will participate in the development of a core business idea, from concept through creation of a sound business plan as their final Thesis project presentation. The focus is on creating a new media enterprise creating an innovation/brand extension for an existing media company.

2018FALLCOMFT728 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2018

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F 11:15:00 AM 02:00:00 PM COM 111

Financial & Strategic Management for Communication Professionals

COM CM 700 (4 credits)

The focus of the course is on two critical domains of modern business: financial and strategic management. Through lectures, readings, case studies, and team projects, the course will introduce students to the complexities and challenges facing today's communications industry manager along with practical understanding of how businesses operate and even succeed despite the obstacles. The goal of the course is to help students understand the fundamentals of business enterprise with an emphasis on how these apply to the media industries. The course covers the fundamentals of a business plan, including revenue models, marketing, venture capital, finance, and accounting in the context of the media landscape. 1st sem.

2018FALLCOMCM700 A1, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2018

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M 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM COM 213

2018FALLCOMCM700 B1, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2018

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M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM COM 111

Special Topics

COM FT 553 (4 credits)

Topics and instructors vary each semester. For Fall 2018: FT553 A1 BUTV10 Editorial; FT553 B1BUTV10 Production. BUTV10 Editorial: This BUTV10 course focuses on approaches to making informed editorial decisions, as well as techniques for shaping coherent news content. The course operates on two tracks: One class section each week examines significant developments in the evolution of television news in America; in the other, students explore the practical aspects of creating editorial content in a modern media environment that ranges from broadcast and cable television to digital video streams to social media platforms. Those practical applications will be applied to a collaborative project with students from the BUTV10 Production course. BUTV10 Production: This BUTV10 course presents the processes and techniques to create dynamic video and audio content on location, especially when time is of the essence. The course also presents how to efficiently and effectively utilize this material in the post-production workflow. Course outcomes include proficiency in strategies of approach, technical craft, professional standards, and the practical application in a collaborative project with students from the BUTV10 Editorial course.

2018FALLCOMFT553 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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TR 12:30:00 PM 01:45:00 PM COM B29

2018FALLCOMFT553 B1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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T 12:30:00 PM 03:15:00 PM COM 317

Web Promotion and Development

COM FT 810 (4 credits)

The course introduces students to entrepreneurial concepts and provides the practical tools needed to take a creative work to market. Students will learn about online funding sources, Web distribution platforms, social media marketing, legal issues relating to protecting creative work and the business side of the industry.

2018SPRGCOMFT810 B1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018

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T 11:00:00 AM 01:15:00 PM COM B05

2018SPRGCOMFT810 B1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018

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T 11:00:00 AM 01:15:00 PM COM B05

Hospitality Entrepreneurship

SHA HF 307 (4 credits)

This course is intended to be a capstone experience for students seeking to understand hospitality entrepreneurship and innovation as a professional business system. Student teams will create, develop and design a concise Pro Forma Business Plan for a start-up non-profit or profit-driven hospitality enterprise. At the end of the semester teams will make a competitive presentation integrating the principles and skills mastered in previous coursework to a panel of successful hospitality entrepreneurs.

2018FALLSHAHF307 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM SHA 202

Food & Beverage Management

SHA HF 220 (4 credits)

This courses focuses on principal operating problems facing managers in the restaurant industry. Topics such as concept development and entrepreneurship, menu analysis, cost control, operational analysis, and customer service processes are addressed. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.

2018SPRGSHAHF220 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 09:00:00 AM 10:45:00 AM SHA 201

2018FALLSHAHF220 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

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MW 10:10:00 AM 11:55:00 AM SHA 201

2018FALLSHAHF220 B1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM SHA 201

2018SPRGSHAHF220 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 09:00:00 AM 10:45:00 AM SHA 201


Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic (C)

LAW JD 724 (6 credits)

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic. The Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic is a full-year clinic that provides students the opportunity to perform work for real clients on a variety of matters typically encountered by entrepreneurs in launching new business ventures, such as choice of entity, capital structure, equity allocation and compensation, intellectual property ownership and licensing, financing and employment arrangements. Students will also learn, through their first-hand client work, the ethical rules of professional responsibility regarding entity representation, including identification of the client, identifying potential conflicts of interest, and advising clients and associated persons as to the nature and implications of the attorney-client relationship. In addition to their fieldwork, students attend a weekly seminar that develops concepts and skills to support their fieldwork. The seminar features substantive lectures, student-led discussions and guest speakers, and students present and discuss their ongoing client matters. The clinic meets for two semesters, with more advanced seminar topics and increased responsibility for cases occurring in the spring semester. PRE/CO-REQUISITE: Corporations. Students are also strongly encouraged to take Contract Drafting and some intellectual property coursework (the IP survey course and/or other subject-matter-specific courses). NOTE: This clinic counts toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

2018SPRGLAWJD724 A1, Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018

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W 02:10:00 PM 04:10:00 PM LAW 702

2018FALLLAWJD724 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 5th 2018

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T 02:10:00 PM 04:10:00 PM

2018SPRGLAWJD724 A1, Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018

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W 02:10:00 PM 04:10:00 PM LAW 702

Engineering Economy

ENG EK 409 (4 credits)

Analysis of engineering alternatives for replacement. Present worth analysis. Cost control,budgeting, and indirect costs and their allocation. Company startups, stock ownership, and annual reports. Cost optimization, economic life, taxes,inflation, inventories, and depreciation accounting. Contract negotiations,professional ethics, and cost proposal preparation. Evaluation of public projects.

2018SPRGENGEK409 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2018

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MW 12:20:00 PM 02:05:00 PM PHO 210

2018SPRGENGEK409 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2018

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MW 12:20:00 PM 02:05:00 PM PHO 210

Invention: Technology Creation, Protection, and Commercialization

ENG ME 502 (4 credits)

This course provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to create, protect, and commercialize engineering and scientific intellectual assets. Students will first make use of creativity tools to attack posed engineering problems, then turn to means for protecting their solutions. Rapidly growing areas that are affecting nearly all businesses (e.g., software and the internet) as well as "high-tech" areas including microelectronics, communications, and bioengineering will be emphasized. Extensive patent searches and analysis will be carried out to develop skills for quickly ascertaining the protected technical content of patents, and for recognizing what intellectual property (IP) should be and can be protected. Legal aspects for protecting creative ideas will be studied at a level appropriate for engineers to interact easily and smoothly during their technical careers with IP lawyers. Various business models for the commercialization of intellectual assets will be analyzed. Extensive class exercises and projects will explore in depth all three of these important areas of IP, with emphasis on key contributions during engineering and scientific research and development activities.

2018SUM1ENGME502SA1, May 22nd to Jun 28th 2018

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MTWR 03:00:00 PM 05:00:00 PM PHO 210

2018SUM1ENGME502SDL, May 22nd to Jun 28th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWR 04:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM ROOM

2018FALLENGME502 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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TR 06:30:00 PM 08:15:00 PM PHO 210

2018FALLENGME502 DL, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

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TR 06:30:00 PM 08:15:00 PM PHO 210

Technology Ventures

ENG ME 525 (4 credits)

An introduction to the formation and management of technology-based enterprises for engineers and scientists. Modules include opportunity recognition and evaluation, gathering financial and human resources, and managing and harvesting ventures. Goals include an understanding of basic start-up finance and accounting, writing business plans, presenting venture ideas to industry experts, and venture leadership skills. Students become familiar with fundamental technical and engineering issues in a wide variety of high-tech industries, especially information technology, life sciences, biotechnology and telecommunications. Case studies, lectures, workshops, and projects are utilized. 4 cr.

2018SPRGENGME525 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM PHO 210

2018SPRGENGME525 DC, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM ROOM

2018SPRGENGME525 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM PHO 210

2018SPRGENGME525 DC, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM ROOM

Product Management

ENG ME 583 (4 credits)

Planning and execution of the process of bringing new tangible and intangible products to market. Review of the new product development process. Establishment of the new product specification. Setting of financial expectations. Formation and dynamics of the product implementation team. Organization of the new product introduction project including matrixed management and financial control. Contingency planning and risk management. Taught through case-based discussions, lectures, and readings.

Device Diagnostics and Design

ENG BE 428 (4 credits)

BE 428 is a project-based course developing fundamentals of the design aspects of biomedical devices and diagnostics. Students will identify design needs, evaluate possible solutions, build prototypes and analyze failure modes and their effects. At every stage of the design process, they will present to the rest of the class to obtain feedback on their designs. The course is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore and Junior years and satisfies a course elective requirement for the Technology Innovation concentration. Case studies of biomedical device designs and hands-on prototyping sessions are used extensively throughout the course. These, as well as guest lectures and discussion sections, are designed to encourage students to consider the broader social contexts of engineering and design. Basic theory, homeworks, and brainstorming sessions will be applied towards problem identification, materials selection, and failure mode evaluation.Topics include: needs identification; materials classes; materials selection for medical devices and diagnostics; failure analysis; biocompatibility; regulatory requirements as they pertain to design, manufacturing and marketing; technology assessment strategies; and engineering ethics. Several case studies of successful and unsuccessful biomedical device design are introduced and discussed throughout the course. 4 cr

2018SPRGENGBE428 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2018

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MW 02:30:00 PM 04:15:00 PM LSE B03

2018SPRGENGBE428 A2, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM LSE B03

2018FALLENGBE428 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM LSE B03

2018FALLENGBE428 A2, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 12:20:00 PM 02:05:00 PM LSE B03

2018SPRGENGBE428 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2018

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MW 02:30:00 PM 04:15:00 PM LSE B03

2018SPRGENGBE428 A2, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM LSE B03

Technology, Society and Policy

ENG EK 280 (4 credits)

Examination of technology as a fundamental element of and driving force in our culture. Balanced understanding of the promises, consequences, and dilemmas brought about by specific technologies. Opportunity to improve critical thinking abilities and to broaden perspectives and sense of responsibility of new professionals as they become involved in decisions related to technology. ENG EK 280 (for engineering students) meets with CAS SO 277 (for non-engineering students) and fulfills 4 credit hours of social science elective as a sociology course. The course cannot be used as a core elective.

Product Development

ENG ME 517 (4 credits)

Dynamics of converting ideas into marketable products. Choosing products and defining their specifications to achieve competitive advantage. The product development process is decomposed and its elements are examined critically in the context of actual case studies; risk evaluation, concurrent engineering, and impact of new product decisions on the factory. A step-by-step methodology for new product development is derived.

2018FALLENGME517 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

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MW 06:30:00 PM 08:15:00 PM PHO 210

2018FALLENGME517 DL, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 06:30:00 PM 08:15:00 PM ROOM

Strategic Planning and Communications

SPH PH 853 (4 credits)

This course focuses on the development and implementation of program and policy interventions that can improve public health by modifying people's health-related behaviors, and on the design and execution of effective oral and written communications to support those interventions. Working through a sequence of written assignments, students will develop: (1) a set of theory-based learning and environmental change objectives; (2) a strategic plan for a program or policy intervention designed to change an important health-related behavior; (3) a management plan for implementing and maintaining that intervention; (4) a supportive communication strategy; and (5) specific media and communications executions to operationalize that strategy. In class writing workshops and individual consultations are designed to give students ideas for their projects and interim feedback on their written assignments.

2018SPRGSPHPH853 A1, Jan 18th to May 3rd 2018

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R 10:00:00 AM 12:50:00 PM CTC 462A

2018SPRGSPHPH853 A1, Jan 18th to May 3rd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 10:00:00 AM 12:50:00 PM CTC 462A

Leadership and Management for Public Health

SPH PH 718 (4 credits)

Public health professionals rarely work alone to make anything happen. Thus, the goal of this course is to develop your ability to be a change agent for public health by furthering your abilities to communicate with, engage, and organize others in the pursuit of specific projects and change efforts. While you may not immediately hold a formal leadership position, you can always "lead from where you are" and/or informally by understanding how to effectively and ethically work with others both within and beyond your particular organizational home, and manage processes to achieve specific objectives, in order to advance the health issues that you care about.

2018SPRGSPHPH718 A1, Jan 22nd to May 7th 2018

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M 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM EVN EB43
F 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM

2018SPRGSPHPH718 B1, Jan 22nd to May 7th 2018

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M 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM EVN EB43
T 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM

2018SUM1SPHPH718SA1, May 22nd to Jul 5th 2018

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TR 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM CTC 460

2018FALLSPHPH718 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2018

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F 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM INS 112
W 10:00:00 AM 12:50:00 PM CTC 462XA

2018FALLSPHPH718 C1, Sep 4th to Dec 18th 2018

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T 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM EVN EB43
W 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM EVN EB43

2018FALLSPHPH718 D1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2018

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F 10:00:00 AM 12:50:00 PM INS 112
R 10:00:00 AM 12:50:00 PM CTC 462XA

2018FALLSPHPH718 E1, Sep 4th to Dec 18th 2018

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T 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM EVN EB43
W 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM EVN EB43

2018FALLSPHPH718 G1, Sep 7th to Dec 17th 2018

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M 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM EVN EB43
F 10:00:00 AM 12:50:00 PM

2018SPRGSPHPH718 A1, Jan 22nd to May 7th 2018

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M 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM EVN EB43
F 02:00:00 PM 04:50:00 PM

2018SPRGSPHPH718 B1, Jan 22nd to May 7th 2018

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M 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM EVN EB43
T 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM

Leading to Face Challenges and Achieve Results in Public Health

SPH MC 730 (2 credits)

This course equips students with the theoretical knowledge and applied practices to be activists in public health who can lead others to face challenges. In addition to understanding leadership theory and analyzing public health cases, the course includes an experiential learning process, ideal for public health professionals who aspire to be effective leaders for change. Students will work in teams to understand theory and apply practical tools to mobilize groups to achieve results.

2018SPRGSPHMC730 A1, Mar 21st to May 9th 2018

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W 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM CTC 462

2018FALLSPHMC730 A1, Sep 5th to Oct 17th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM CTC 460

2018SPRGSPHMC730 A1, Mar 21st to May 9th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:50:00 PM CTC 462


Professional Service Management

SAR OT 586 (4 credits)

This required graduate course provides a fundamental, critical overview of health care management principles. Detailed discussions, teamwork, practical case study experiences, as well as oral and written assignments will guide the soon-to-be entry-level occupational therapist to effectively manage people and resources, and to understand political, regulatory, economic, and social forces that are affecting a constantly changing and often complex health and rehabilitation environment. Major emphasis is on advocacy and legislation, reimbursement, financial planning, personnel management, leadership, negotiation skills, conflict resolution, ethics, grant writing, starting up a new program, business or practice, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

2018SPRGSAROT586 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM SAR 610

2018SPRGSAROT586 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018

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TR 03:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM SAR 610


Community Organizing

SSW MP 781 (3 credits)

MP781 is designed to strengthen the ability of class members to foster progressive social change. It provides knowledge and skills in different models of community organizing, with a focus on collective action to promote social and economic justice, particularly in urban settings. Class members will develop skills in outreach and recruitment, leadership development, issue selection, strategy and tactics, campaign planning, coalitions, and building grassroots community organizations. MP781 emphasizes the responsibility of social workers to facilitate democratic participation and community empowerment based on respect, humility, and commitment to addressing racism and intersecting forms of oppression. In addition to readings and lectures, the course utilizes guest speakers, small group exercises, role play, video, poetry, music, and direct engagement with community-based organizations. Assignments emphasize skill building and integration of organizing theory and practice. The course relates community organizing to policy, planning, and management to underscore its relevance for all macro practitioners.

2018SPRGSSWMP781 A1, Jan 17th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM EPC 201

2018SPRGSSWMP781 A2, Jan 17th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM MUG 203

2018SPRGSSWMP781 O1, Mar 13th to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

2018FALLSSWMP781 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM STH 318

2018FALLSSWMP781 O1, Oct 30th to Dec 17th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

2018SPRGSSWMP781 A1, Jan 17th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM EPC 201

2018SPRGSSWMP781 A2, Jan 17th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM MUG 203

2018SPRGSSWMP781 O1, Mar 13th to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD


Strategic Planning and Implementation

SED AP 662 (4 credits)

Designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a department, organization, school and/or school district in planning more effectively for a constantly changing internal and external environment. Students learn about the entire strategic planning and implementation process, applying the concepts and skills learned to their own practice as aspiring or developing leaders, and developing a strategic planning document on projects of their choice. 4 cr.

2018SPRGSEDAP662 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM SED 140

2018SPRGSEDAP662 B1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM PRB 148

2018FALLSEDAP662 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 05:00:00 PM 07:45:00 PM CAS 228

2018FALLSEDAP662 OL, Sep 4th to Oct 22nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

2018SPRGSEDAP662 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM SED 140

2018SPRGSEDAP662 B1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 06:30:00 PM 09:15:00 PM PRB 148

Bench-to-Bedside: Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace

GMS MS 621 (4 credits)

This course covers intellectual property, licensing, and the core aspects of planning, creating, funding, and building new entrepreneurial ventures. Cross-disciplinary teams are formed to evaluate current BU translational research projects and their potential as the basis for a start-up company. 4 cr, Fall sem.

Transformational Leadership

STH DM 901 (4 credits)

This course explores diverse perspectives and practices of religious leadership and community transformation, drawing upon recent research and literature in dialogue with participants' experiences as community leaders. Students will explore their personal leadership strengths and goals, theological perspectives and social science findings as regards leadership and transformation, and the insights of living communities. The purpose is to engage with critical issues and to construct new approaches to leadership that can contribute to thriving and society-serving communities.

2018FALLSTHDM901 A1, Aug 3rd to Aug 10th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
S 08:30:00 AM 05:30:00 PM
MTWRF 08:30:00 AM 05:30:00 PM

Contextual Analysis and Transformational Leadership

STH DM 902 (4 credits)

This course aims to provide students with theories and practices of leadership and ethics that will assist them in coming into a sense of who they are as transformational leaders and to prepare them for the multiple contexts in which they will lead. Students will have a growing sense of their public role in respect to religious and faith-based communities and to religion as it operates in a variety of contexts.

2018SPRGSTHDM902 A1, Jan 16th to Jan 24th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

2018SPRGSTHDM902 A1, Jan 16th to Jan 24th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

MET AD 741 (4 credits)

Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and fostering innovation and technology to increase performance. Topics include generating and screening initial ideas; assessing user needs and interests; forecasting results; launching, and improving products and programs; bringing innovation to commercial reality.

2018SPRGMETAD741 C1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM PHO 203

2018SPRGMETAD741 O1, Jan 16th to Mar 5th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

2018SUM2METAD741SB1, Jul 2nd to Aug 8th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 06:00:00 PM 09:30:00 PM HAR 222

2018FALLMETAD741 C1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM SOC B63

2018FALLMETAD741 D1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:30:00 PM 03:15:00 PM FLR 134

2018FALLMETAD741 O1, Sep 4th to Oct 22nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

2018SPRGMETAD741 C1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM PHO 203

2018SPRGMETAD741 O1, Jan 16th to Mar 5th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

Cultural Entrepreneurship

MET AR 789 (4 credits)

This course explores the emerging field of cultural entrepreneurship and covers a variety of topics, including: the artist as entrepreneur; new business models for creative entrepreneurs; branding, storytelling and design; the artist and social impact; and the role of entrepreneurs in cultural organizations. Through case studies, guest speakers, readings, and group exercises, students learn about innovative entrepreneurial initiatives that straddle the boundaries between the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Guided exercises enable students to assess and develop their skills as future change agents and entrepreneurs. This class is designed for graduate students in the Arts Administration program.

2018SPRGMETAR789 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM KCB 102

2018SPRGMETAR789 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM KCB 102

Managing Performing Arts Organizations

MET AR 771 (4 credits)

A review of topics essential for successful management of performing arts organizations.Examination of both facilities management and company management. Studies include organizational structure, trustee/staff relations, marketing, audience building, fund-raising, tour management, box office management, budgeting, mailing list and membership management, human resource management and contract negotiation, performance measurement, and strategic planning.

2018SPRGMETAR771 C1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM CAS 208

2018SPRGMETAR771 C1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM CAS 208

Entrepreneurial Management: Starting, Innovating, and Managing Small-, Medium-, and Large-Sized Ventures

MET MG 410 (4 credits)

Covers the four key elements of successful entrepreneurial management: choosing a business, organizing, financing, and marketing. Includes preparing a business plan, becoming an entrepreneur, raising venture capital, selling, negotiating, and building an effective organization. Topics given special consideration are the practice of innovation, the art of leadership, and how to relate talents to succeeding in an innovative managed venture and technology management.

2018SPRGMETMG410 B1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM CAS B06A

2018SPRGMETMG410 J1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM CAS B06A

2018FALLMETMG410 A1, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 02:30:00 PM 05:15:00 PM CAS 208

2018SPRGMETMG410 B1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM CAS B06A

2018SPRGMETMG410 J1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018

Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 06:00:00 PM 08:45:00 PM CAS B06A