Featured courses and concentrations
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) minor, launching fall 2019, will enable students pursuing any undergraduate major from all BU schools and colleges to develop their ideas, regardless of their field of expertise, and create tangible economic or social impact.
This minor is not just for those who want to “launch a startup” but for students who want to learn how to be more entrepreneurial in all aspects of their lives. The minor teaches students a set of life skills including: identifying unmet needs and new opportunities, leading creativity and ideation, collaboration, prototyping and testing which can prepare students’ for careers in many domains.
As part of the BU Hub, the University’s new general education program, students can now participate in Hub cocurriculars and explore their interests through experiential learning while earning a Hub unit. Open to all BU undergraduates, Hub cocurriculars are 0-credit, ungraded experiences that combine activities, discussion, and reflection and appear on a student’s transcript. Hub cocurriculars are a great way for students to earn a Hub unit outside of the classroom and gain valuable hands-on experience in a field of interest.
Innovate@BU offers two Hub Cocurriculars in the fall and spring semesters: 1) The Innovation Pathway: Discovering & Validating Ideas (Tuesdays) and 2) Innovation for Social Impact: Applying the Design Thinking Process Towards Social Challenges (Fridays).
Cross College Challenge
The BU Cross-College Challenge is a distinctive one-semester, 4-credit elective course open to juniors and seniors from all 10 undergraduate schools and colleges and a rare opportunity to meet students from across the campus.
XCC offers a unique project-based learning experience in which interdisciplinary student teams from across BU’s undergraduate colleges tackle real-world problems and develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Students from any major will collaborate with both on- and -off campus clients to explore challenges impacting BU and the City of Boston in areas such as arts management, technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and beyond.
College of Communication
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.
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.
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.
School of Hospitality Administration
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Courses to Explore
College of Fine Arts
Arts Leaders Forum
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.
2019SPRGCFAFA510 A1, Jan 28th to Apr 29th 2019
|M||06:30:00 PM||09:30:00 PM||CGS||527|
Career Development in the Arts
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
2019SPRGCFAFA520 A1, Jan 28th to Apr 29th 2019
|M||06:30:00 PM||09:30:00 PM||CFA||216|
Collaborative Arts Incubator
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.
2019SPRGCFAFA530 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2019
|R||12:30:00 PM||03:15:00 PM||CFA||500|
The Creative Economy and Social Impact
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
|M||06:30:00 PM||09:15:00 PM||CGS||123|
Questrom School of Business
Managing a Growing Enterprise
Designed to help students understand the intricacies of running a small company. The course addresses the major challenges in small companies, including valuation, negotiation, deal structure, personnel and compensation, and marketing and financing. Exposes students to a wide range of business activities, emphasizing significant differences between large and small enterprises. The course uses a competitive computer simulation to provide students with the opportunity to "run" their own business.
2018FALLQSTSI445 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|TR||05:00:00 PM||06:15:00 PM||HAR||322|
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Impact
This course is designed to expose students to the business tools and key foundational learnings (social, environmental and cultural) around social enterprise, scaling and innovation in today's conscious business environment. Students will learn how to operate in a shared economy through the principles of social enterprise, conscious capitalism, and cultural and societal shifts that have led to the rise in social consciousness, corporate social responsibility and the modern enterprise; models of impact that are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how Shared Value systems are engaging business leaders today; hybrid models that are occurring in today's business landscape that are blurring the lines between nonprofit and for-profit organizations; social scalers that are changing the dynamic in business today; risk models that are being developed to manage towards the triple bottom line; the rise of benefit corps, BCorps and flexible purpose corporations that are redefining the landscape of organizations; and impact investing as a catalyst for supporting social enterprise efforts and leading towards heightened social consciousness in our society both from the individual investor and institutional markets.
College of Communication
Media Money Trail
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
|TR||11:00:00 AM||12:15:00 PM||COM||213|
Special Topics for Spring 2019 include: A1: Writing the Short B1: Advanced Lighting C1: Holmes and Watson: The Virtual First Season D1: Storyboarding and Animatics
2018FALLCOMFT552 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|W||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||WED||307|
2018FALLCOMFT552 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2018
|R||02:30:00 PM||06:15:00 PM||BAB||121A|
2018FALLCOMFT552 D1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|W||06:30:00 PM||09:15:00 PM||COM||310|
2019SPRGCOMFT552 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2019
|W||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||COM||B25|
2019SPRGCOMFT552 B1, Jan 25th to Apr 26th 2019
|F||12:30:00 PM||04:15:00 PM||BAB||121|
2019SPRGCOMFT552 C1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2019
|W||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||COM||212|
2019SPRGCOMFT552 D1, Jan 28th to Apr 29th 2019
|M||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||COM||212|
Media Business Entrepreneurship
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
Creat New Ideas
This course description is currently under construction.
2018FALLCOMFT728 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2018
|F||11:15:00 AM||02:00:00 PM||COM||111|
Financial & Strategic Management for Communication Professionals
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
|M||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||COM||213|
2018FALLCOMCM700 B1, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2018
|M||06:30:00 PM||09:15:00 PM||COM||111|
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 B1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|T||12:30:00 PM||03:15:00 PM||COM||317|
Web Promotion and Development
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.
2019SPRGCOMFT810 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2019
|T||12:30:00 PM||03:15:00 PM||COM||B27|
School of Hospitality Administration
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
|TR||03:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||SHA||202|
Food & Beverage Management
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.
2018FALLSHAHF220 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|MW||10:10:00 AM||11:55:00 AM||SHA||201|
2018FALLSHAHF220 B1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|TR||03:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||SHA||201|
2019SPRGSHAHF220 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2019
|TR||09:00:00 AM||10:45:00 AM||SHA||201|
School of Law
Entrepreneurship & IP Clinic (C)
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.
2018FALLLAWJD724 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2018
|T||02:10:00 PM||04:10:00 PM||LAW||702|
2019SPRGLAWJD724 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019
|T||02:10:00 PM||04:10:00 PM||LAW||417|
School of Engineering
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.
Invention: Technology Creation, Protection, and Commercialization
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
|MTWR||03:00:00 PM||05:00:00 PM||PHO||210|
2018SUM1ENGME502SDL, May 22nd to Jun 28th 2018
|MTWR||04:00:00 PM||06:00:00 PM||ROOM|
2018FALLENGME502 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|TR||06:30:00 PM||08:15:00 PM||PHO||210|
2018FALLENGME502 DL, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|TR||06:30:00 PM||08:15:00 PM||PHO||210|
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.
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
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
2018FALLENGBE428 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|TR||03:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||LSE||B03|
2018FALLENGBE428 A2, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|MW||12:20:00 PM||02:05:00 PM||LSE||B03|
2019SPRGENGBE428 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2019
|MW||02:30:00 PM||04:15:00 PM||LSE||B03|
2019SPRGENGBE428 A2, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2019
|TR||03:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||LSE||B03|
Technology, Society and Policy
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.
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
|MW||06:30:00 PM||08:15:00 PM||PHO||210|
2018FALLENGME517 DL, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|MW||06:30:00 PM||08:15:00 PM||ROOM|
School of Public Health
Strategic Planning and Communications
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.
2019SPRGSPHPH853 A1, Jan 28th to May 6th 2019
|M||10:00:00 AM||12:50:00 PM||CTC||462|
Leadership and Management for Public Health
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.
2018SUM1SPHPH718SA1, May 22nd to Jul 5th 2018
|TR||06:00:00 PM||08:50:00 PM||CTC||460|
2018FALLSPHPH718 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2018
|F||02:00:00 PM||04:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
|W||10:00:00 AM||12:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
2018FALLSPHPH718 C1, Sep 4th to Dec 18th 2018
|T||02:00:00 PM||04:50:00 PM||CTC||462XA|
|W||02:00:00 PM||04:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
2018FALLSPHPH718 D1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2018
|F||10:00:00 AM||12:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
|R||10:00:00 AM||12:50:00 PM||CTC||462XA|
2018FALLSPHPH718 E1, Sep 4th to Dec 18th 2018
|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
|M||02:00:00 PM||04:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
|F||10:00:00 AM||12:50:00 PM||INS||112|
2019SPRGSPHPH718 A1, Jan 23rd to May 8th 2019
|W||02:00:00 PM||04:50:00 PM||INS||112|
|F||02:00:00 PM||04:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
2019SPRGSPHPH718 B1, Jan 24th to May 6th 2019
|M||06:00:00 PM||08:50:00 PM||EVN||EB43|
|R||06:00:00 PM||08:50:00 PM|
Leading to Face Challenges and Achieve Results in Public Health
MC 730 strengthens students to have the confidence and competence to lead to achieve results in public health. The course is an experiential learning process, ideal for public health professionals who aspire to be activists for change. Students work in teams to teach and learn leadership theories and practical exercises to motivate and mobilize groups. The course creates a safe space for exploration and experimentation of leadership practices. We work to create a climate in which all students are able to clarify and question their assumptions, and engage in dialogue with others. We have conversations where obstacles to leading for results in public health are identified and discussed. Students will practice leading, from whatever position they are in, to face the challenges of public health, including the challenges of social and racial justice.
2018FALLSPHMC730 A1, Sep 5th to Oct 17th 2018
|W||06:00:00 PM||08:50:00 PM||CTC||460|
2019SPRGSPHMC730 A1, Mar 26th to May 7th 2019
|T||06:00:00 PM||08:50:00 PM||CTC||462|
Professional Service Management
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.
2019SPRGSAROT586 A1, Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2019
|TR||03:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||SAR||104|
School of Social Work
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.
2018FALLSSWMP781 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|W||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||SSW||121|
2018FALLSSWMP781 O1, Oct 30th to Dec 17th 2018
2019SPRGSSWMP781 A1, Jan 16th to May 1st 2019
|W||02:30:00 PM||05:15:00 PM||SSW||119|
School of Education
Strategic Planning and Implementation
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.
2018FALLSEDAP662 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|T||05:00:00 PM||07:45:00 PM||CAS||228|
2018FALLSEDAP662 A2, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2018
|T||05:00:00 PM||07:45:00 PM||JSC||107|
2018FALLSEDAP662 OL, Sep 4th to Oct 22nd 2018
2018FALLSEDAP662EC1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|W||07:00:00 PM||10:00:00 PM|
2019SPRGSEDAP662 A1, Jan 28th to Apr 29th 2019
|M||04:40:00 PM||07:25:00 PM||PSY||B43|
2019SPRGSEDAP662 B1, Jan 28th to Apr 29th 2019
|M||06:30:00 PM||09:15:00 PM||CAS||B06B|
School of Medicine
Bench-to-Bedside: Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace
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.
School of Theology
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
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|MTWRF||08:30:00 AM||05:30:00 PM|
Contextual Analysis and Transformational Leadership
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.
2019SPRGSTHDM902 A1, Jan 8th to Jan 16th 2019
2019SPRGSTHDM902 B1, Jan 8th to Jan 16th 2019
Metropolitan College & Extended Education
The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
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.
2018SUM2METAD741SB1, Jul 2nd to Aug 8th 2018
|MW||06:00:00 PM||09:30:00 PM||HAR||222|
2018FALLMETAD741 C1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2018
|W||06:00:00 PM||08:45:00 PM||CAS||218|
2018FALLMETAD741 D1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2018
|R||12:30:00 PM||03:15:00 PM||FLR||134|
2018FALLMETAD741 O1, Sep 4th to Oct 22nd 2018
2019SPRGMETAD741 C1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2019
|W||06:00:00 PM||08:45:00 PM||CAS||222|
2019SPRGMETAD741 D1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2019
|R||06:00:00 PM||08:45:00 PM||CAS||204A|
2019SPRGMETAD741 O1, Jan 22nd to Mar 11th 2019
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.
2019SPRGMETAR789 B1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2019
|T||06:00:00 PM||08:45:00 PM||CAS||208|
Managing Performing Arts Organizations
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.
2019SPRGMETAR771 C1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2019
|W||06:00:00 PM||08:45:00 PM||CAS||310|
Entrepreneurial Management: Starting, Innovating, and Managing Small-, Medium-, and Large-Sized Ventures
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.
2018FALLMETMG410 A1, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2018
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2019SPRGMETMG410 B1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2019
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