There are five required
courses (13 credits) and two elective courses (6 credits), as well as required
attendance at the 0-credit colloquium. At least two elective courses
must be taken for the business component of the M.B.S. degree. A list of elective courses may be found
The required courses are:
16:137:500Ethics in Science and Technology (1)
Ethical issues within science and engineering, and their effects on scientific solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. A final project/paper will be assigned.
16:137:502Principles of Communication and Leadership for Science and Technology Management (3)
The fundamentals of communication in the sciences and technology and the foundations of leadership. Topics include oral and written communication skills, effective communication strategies, communicating in a team environment, managerial role transitioning, building personal leadership capabilities, and analyzing leadership qualities.
16:137:503Colloquium in Professionalism for Science and Technology Management (0)
16:137:507Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science (3)
This course recognizes the critical importance for science
and technology graduate students to fully understand strategic marketing
concepts (4P's: product, pricing, promotion, placement) in the context of
science and technology brands. There are two flavors of the course: IT/digital marketing and life science marketing. Topics include basic
marketing; operational meanings of quality and value; analysis of marketing
opportunities; and marketing planning, organization, and control.
16:137:530Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology Management (3)Principles of finance and accounting for scientists and engineers. Topics include accounting and financial statements, time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, and financing process for science ventures. The goal of the class is to get scientists and engineers
quickly up to speed in finance and accounting terminology and concepts.
16:137:600Management in Science and Technology Capstone (3)The capstone course is a
project-based course covering the fundamentals of entrepreneurship,
intrapreneurship, innovation commercialization, and intellectual property.
Students are expected to work on team projects analyzing technology innovations
and creating business plans. Prerequisites: At least three of the core classes must be completed before the capstone course.