Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) minor enables 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:
1) Hub CC 161: Starting a Startup: Discovering & Validating Ideas (Not offered in fall 2020)
Students explore the innovation pathway process and apply the tools embedded in this process towards creating a product or service. Students can apply these tools to a non- profit or for-profit venture, or to an idea they would like to explore. Students identify a market need, conduct customer interviews and market research, propose a solution, pitch and refine the idea, present their product or service, and reflect on the creation process. To support this process, students attend weekly BUild Lab programs. Effective Fall 2018, this Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Creativity/Innovation.
2) Hub CC 163: How to Launch a Project (Spring 2020, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45pm)
Are you ready to transform an idea into a meaningful and feasible project? Is your idea a policy recommendation, advocacy program, community event, media campaign, or creative content? In this Hub cocurricular, students learn to bring a project idea to life while developing their creativity and innovation skill-set through hands-on workshops, reflections, office hours, and feedback sessions. Using the design thinking process, students develop a project proposal to plan and execute their innovative idea. This Hub cocurricular fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Creativity/Innovation.
3) Hub CC 164: Community Changemaking in Boston(Spring Break 2022)
Are you passionate about making a difference in their community but are unsure of where to begin? In this Hub cocurricular, students investigate a social challenge in Boston, connect with local experts, participate in workshops, and conduct research. Students use a variety of tools to map out underlying causes and stakeholders and to identify gaps for innovative ideas. The experience has a rotating yearly topic aligned with Innovate@BU’s annual local community challenge and includes community treks during spring break, reflective activities, and a final presentation. This Hub cocurriuclar fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Creativity/Innovation.
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
Art Leaders Forum
The "Art Leaders Forum" is a collective enterprise of critical inquiry, reflection and open discussion about what it means to lead as an artist now. The implications of assuming leadership are vast----vision, exertion, generosity, intelligence, precision, responsibility, compassion ... Furthermore, to lead cannot mean to ignore the complex reality we live in as a society: Inequity, social disparities, structural racism and discrimination are not undesired mistakes, but structural aspects of the world we live in. In other words, the way our society defines what is "leadership" and "who should lead" has the power to perpetuate, or for the same matter, dismantle these issues. Our collective inquiry and discussion will inevitably deal with this pressing reality. A group of global art leaders, activists and entrepreneurs from across the globe will join the forum to illustrate, enrich and guide this discussion. The "Art Leaders Forum" is a co-creation process in need of every voice and every view that engages in it. Tourism is not an option here: taking part in the forum clearly demands something of each of us----to fully listen and to dare to be heard; to be seen and to see others and their reality. To support and enhance such demanding work the course will introduce notions of mindfulness, entrepreneurship, active listening, embodiment and non-violent communication, at the time that will study and explore different models of leadership, activism, community and social impact in the arts.
2022FALLCFAFA510 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2022
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Career Development in the Arts
A blend of self-exploration and business skills that encourages arts leaders to "think like an entrepreneur" in defining their career and personal brand. Develop entrepreneurial skills like branding, networking, marketing, and budgeting. Learn financial basics, tools, and analysis. Apply quantitative reasoning skills to make informed decisions, and oral communication skills to be more persuasive and understood in everyday life. Students will apply these skills to all personal endeavors, from landing a dream job to building your own brand. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning I, Oral and/or Signed Communication.
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.
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.
Questrom School of Business
This course helps students to develop the knowledge, confidence, self- understanding, and self-image necessary to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in a broad range of domains such as business, government, and public service. The course is designed to provide a foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial thinking, including problem-solving, risk-taking, dealing with failure, persevering in the face of challenges, understanding the needs of the customer, culture, ethics, and the power and potential of leading others. It is designed to teach not only techniques and processes and ways of thinking, but also to be a source of inspiration and energy in the art and science of bringing entrepreneurial visions to reality.
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. Please click here to watch a 1 minute video overview of the course.
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.
2022FALLCOMFT518 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2022
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Special Topics for Spring 2022. Course descriptions and more info sent out in the FTV newsletter. Email email@example.com for more info. | FT 552 A1: Writing the Producible Short (Thompson) Pre-req | FT 310 FT 552 B1: Crowdfunding & Distribution (Geller) Pre-req FT 201. Students encouraged to come in with a script or concept that is already in production | FT 552 C1: Social Purpose Short (Zelnick/Egleson) Application only course | FT 552 D1: Late Nite Laughs pre-req FT 512 or FT 522
2022FALLCOMFT552 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2022
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2022FALLCOMFT552 D1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2022
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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
Creating New Ideas
This course provides students with the practical entrepreneurial tools and strategies needed to test and refine a new venture concept or existing product innovation that will eventually serve as their Thesis Project for the Media Ventures program. Students will take this idea from concept to working model/wireframe and will present to investors and industry executives at the end of the Media Ventures Program.
2022FALLCOMFT728 A1, Sep 9th to Dec 9th 2022
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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.
2022FALLCOMCM700 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2022
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2022FALLCOMCM700 B1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2022
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2022FALLCOMCM700 D1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2022
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Navigating the line between artistry and analytics takes training and experience. In this course, we are going talk about different roles quantitative research plays in film and television. The knowledge and skills practiced throughout the course will enable you to better understand audiences' characteristics, behaviors, and responses. Furthermore, they will empower you to be able to decide what research (if any) should be trusted. You will learn how to assess the quality of research and conclusions, consider your own research, and analyze and interpret conclusions from existing data.
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.
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. 4cr. Offered Fall.
2022FALLSHAHF307 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
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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.
2022FALLSHAHF220 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2022
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2022FALLSHAHF220 A2, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
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School of Law
Startup Law Clinic (C)
THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the Startup Law Clinic. The Startup Law 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.
2022FALLLAWJD724 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
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School of Engineering
No longer offered
No longer offered
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.
2022FALLENGME502 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
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2022FALLENGME502 DL, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
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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.
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.
2022FALLENGBE428 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2022
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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.
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.
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.
2022SUM1SPHPH718SA1, May 23rd to Jul 6th 2022
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2022FALLSPHPH718 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 20th 2022
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2022FALLSPHPH718 B1, Sep 8th to Dec 15th 2022
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2022FALLSPHPH718 C1, Sep 12th to Dec 19th 2022
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2022FALLSPHPH718 D1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2022
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2022FALLSPHPH718 E1, Sep 6th to Dec 20th 2022
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2022FALLSPHPH718 OL, Sep 6th to Dec 20th 2022
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.
2022FALLSPHMC730 A1, Sep 6th to Oct 25th 2022
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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.
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.
2022FALLSSWMP781 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2022
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2022FALLSSWMP781 O1, Sep 6th to Oct 24th 2022
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2022FALLSSWMP781 O2, Sep 6th to Oct 24th 2022
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School of Education
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead or participate in strategic planning at the college/university, school or school district level. 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. Through this course, students also gain knowledge of how these organizations assess their mission, goals, and operations and create change in complex environments. 4 cr.
2022SUM1SEDAP662SA1, May 24th to Jun 30th 2022
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2022FALLSEDAP662 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2022
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2022FALLSEDAP662 B1, Sep 23rd to Dec 17th 2022
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.
2022FALLSTHDM901 A1, Aug 3rd to Aug 11th 2022
2022FALLSTHDM901 B1, Aug 3rd to Aug 11th 2022
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.
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.
2022SUM1METAD741SA1, May 23rd to Jun 29th 2022
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2022SUM1METAD741SO1, May 10th to Jun 27th 2022
2022SUM2METAD741SB1, Jul 6th to Aug 10th 2022
|MW||06:00:00 PM||09:30:00 PM||HAR||240|
2022FALLMETAD741 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2022
|M||06:00:00 PM||08:45:00 PM||CAS||237|
2022FALLMETAD741 A2, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2022
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2022FALLMETAD741 A3, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2022
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2022FALLMETAD741 O1, Sep 6th to Oct 24th 2022
Creative Startups: From Idea to Impact
This course explores the field of creative innovation and entrepreneurship. The first part of the course is dedicated to deepening students' understanding of creativity and ideation as building blocks to innovation, creative placemaking, the creative economy, and business models. During the second part of the course students work in teams to develop entrepreneurial projects at the intersection of Arts and Culture; Business and Technology; and Social Impact, while gaining practical entrepreneurial skills, including business models, customer identification, budgeting, pitching, personas, business plans, and delving into design, communication, marketing and networking.
2022FALLMETAR789 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 14th 2022
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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, fundraising, tour management, box office management, budgeting, mailing list and membership management, human resource management and contract negotiation, performance measurement, and strategic planning.
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.
2022SUM1METMG410SEX, May 28th to Jun 25th 2022
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2022FALLMETMG410 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2022
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