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Courses - Fall 2023
Part-Time MBA Program Department Site
Technology Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H Smith School of Business.
Best practices and challenges in organizing and cultivating new ideas into successful public and private sector technology ventures. The course provides an integrated strategic framework for innovation-based entrepreneurs and technology professionals. It will be structured to provide a deep understanding of the core strategic choices facing startup innovators, a synthetic framework for the development and implementation of entrepreneurial strategy in dynamic environments, and the ability to scale those ventures over time. A central theme of the course is that, to achieve competitive advantage, technology entrepreneurs must balance the process of experimentation and learning inherent to both technological advance and entrepreneurship, with the selection and implementation of a strategy that establishes a competitive advantage. The course identifies the key choices entrepreneurs make to take advantage of a novel opportunity and the logic of particular strategic commitments and positions that allow entrepreneurs to establish a competitive advantage.