MBA7570 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENTERPRIS
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENTERPRIS
MBA7570 Science, Technology and the Enterprise -- Foundation
This, the foundation course for the "Science, Technology, and the Enterprise" MBA intensity track, is motivated by the increasing application of science and technology in many facets of business -- operations, processes, products, big data, and even management -- in enterprises of all types and regardless of scale, industry vertical, and commercial orientation. Shying away from the particulars of science and technology, the course addresses the distinctive perspectives, knowledge, competencies, and ethos critical to leading and managing science- and technology-intensive businesses and enterprises. The course is structured around four themes -- science and technology acquisition, development, and management; the enterprise and its ecosystem; plate techtonics, disruptive change, and enterprise transformation; and science/technology choice and human, social, and environmental consequence. Drawing on the disciplines of science and technology management, organizational development, strategy, public policy, and social change, the course uses contemporary topics and study materials for context. Student learning is reinforced by in-the-first-person visits by managers and leaders of science- and technology-intensive enterprises.
Prerequisite: Full-time MBA students should have completed all their core courses; part-time and Blended Learning students should have completed a majority of their core courses