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.
This course forms part of the Bachelor of Technology in TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT degree program. You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only). Please be sure to sign into The Learning Hub (formerly D2L) prior to the first class to make sure you know how to attend. Please click on the following link for IMPORTANT information regarding TMGT courses: https://www.bcit.ca/files/transportation/pdf/have_not_applied_to_tmgt.pdf NOTE: There is one required E-text for this course. You will receive an automated email message upon registration with directions on how to purchase the E-text. No sessions will be held on October 8, 2018 and November 12, 2018 STAT holidays. The end date has been extended by 2 sessions to make up for missed sessions.
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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.
Effective as of Winter 2011
TMGT 7135 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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