This course is designed to help students develop a strong hands-on understanding of entrepreneurship in relation to business strategy and innovation. Unlike other business courses that concentrate narrowly on a particular function within a business - accounting, finance, marketing, production, human resources, or information systems - TMGT 7135 is a big picture course. It cuts across the whole spectrum of business and management. The focus is the total enterprise - including the industry and competitive environment in which it operates - its long-term direction and strategy, its resources and competitive capabilities, and its prospects for success.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Develop an entrepreneurial business plan and create strategies that link innovation to the commercialization of technology or products.
Develop business strategy by identifying the external business environment in which a company operates and, assessing company strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).
Make recommendations on the formulation of business strategies and the integration of new technology into their organization.
Apply steps that link idea generation to introduction of new products.
Recommend steps to integrate technical product development with strategic business goals.
Structure an organization or division to enable it to take advantage of business opportunities.
Explain how the role of innovation works/fits with the nature of a technological entrepreneur.
Analyze a company’s current and projected financial position using financial tools.
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