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Graduate Course in Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

In keeping with our focus on creating technical Ph.D.s well informed about career options, as well as our mission to enhance our members’ knowledge of business practices, we offer a year-long graduate course entitled "Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers" which is co-taught by center faculty from the science, engineering and management schools. This class has already been developed for chemistry students with the support of the Coleman and Dreyfus Foundations. First semester topics include: venture financing, intellectual property (IP), market research and organization behavior. In the 2nd semester, science and management students work together in teams to perform extensive market and IP research for one or more center inventions, culminating in the creation of a business plan for commercializing a center innovation.

  • MGMT 750/CHEM750/MSCI 750: Entrepreneurial Management for Science and Engineering. Results of CBEN research included as appropriate examples of concepts discussed in class.
  • MGMT 751/CHEM 751/MSCI 751: New Venture Creation for Science and Engineering. Results of CBEN research included as appropriate examples of concepts discussed in class.