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Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design

The Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design (TED) concentration offers students a cross-disciplinary, experiential opportunity to explore innovation in products and organizations from a number of different vantage points. The concentration also offers the opportunity to work closely with students from engineering and design schools.

To fulfill the requirements of the concentration, students take 16 credits in the following pattern: First, students must take one core course in technological entrepreneurship (either EPS 3503 New Technology Ventures or EPS 3501 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity, but not both). Second, students must take one core course that introduces them to customer-focused design thinking (either User-oriented Collaborative Design at Olin College or EPS 4527 Social Entrepreneurship by Design). Finally, students select 8 credits from a list of courses that comprise various aspects of innovation, technology, and design. The list encompasses courses from Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Operations, Law, Economics, and Engineering.

Sponsored byEntrepreneurship Division and Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division

Faculty Contacts: Jennifer Bailey and Phil Kim​

Faculty contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration. You should feel free to contact these faculty with questions.

Required Courses

A) Choose one from the following list:

  • EPS 3501 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity
  • EPS 3503 New Technology Ventures
  • EPS 4520 (San Francisco Program) Silicon Technology Ventures*

B) Choose one from the following list:

  • EPS 4527 Social Entrepreneurship by Design
  • ENGR 2250 (Olin College) User-oriented Collaborative Design**

C) Choose 8 credits from the following list: 

(Note: Not all courses below are 4 credits nor are they offered in every semester; please check course listings for details)

  • DES 3600 Design and Systems Thinking (2 credits)
  • ECN 3675 Environmental Economic Policy
  • ENGR 1200 (Olin College) Design Nature**
  • ENGR 2141/AHSE 2141 (Olin College) Engineering for Humanity** (both 2 credit courses must be taken concurrently) 
  • ENGR 3210 (Olin College) Sustainable Design**
  • ENGR 3220 (Olin College Human Factors and Interface Design**
  • EPS 4505 (San Francisco Program) Consulting in Technology Entrepreneurship
  • EPS 4515 Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship​
  • EPS 4523 Environment and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • LAW 3675 Innovation and Law: A critical examination
  • LVA 2075 Design for Living 
  • MIS 3635 User Interface Design (2 credits)
  • MOB 3522 Leading and Managing Sustainability 
  • MOB 3578 Integrated Product Design
  • SCN 3655 Biomimicry: Design Innovation from Nature (2 credits)

*This course (EPS 4520) can be utilized for the group C) course options for students in the classes of 2017 & 2018.
​**Please visit the Registrar's Cross-Registration page to review the cross-registration process and Babson course pre-approval list.