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Innovation & Entrepreneurship - IDEATE

The minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is offered by the Tepper School of Business as part of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) network. IDeATe offers students the opportunity to become immersed in a collaborative community of faculty and peers who share expertise, experience, and passions at the intersection of arts and technology. Students will engage in active "learning by doing" in state-of-the-art maker spaces. The program addresses current and emerging real-world challenges that require disciplinary expertise coupled with multidisciplinary perspectives and collaborative integrative approaches.

The new minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a cross-university initiative that brings together STEM disciplines with arts, humanities and business.

In this minor, you will work collaboratively in hands-on explorations of the complete 21st century innovation ecosystem. You will experience integrated models of innovation that increase the likelihood of home-run products and services that will captivate society and/or the marketplace. Your contributions can fulfill deep-felt needs or connect culture and lifestyle in a way that galvanizes users and customers. Leveraging the diverse maker culture of Carnegie Mellon, this minor involves collaborative rapid prototyping and iteration.

You will declare the minor through the Tepper School of Business and will work the faculty contacts, Dave Mawhinney (dmawhin@andrew.cmu.edu), Lenore Blum, Jon Cagan, Peter Boatwright, and Eric Anderson and the IDeATe advisor, Kelly Delaney (kellydel@andrew.cmu.edu), to complete the curriculum below.

CURRICULUM

SIX REQUIREMENTS

ONE PORTAL COURSE

FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT PRIOR ECONOMICS OR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:
  • 73-100 Principles of Economics or
  • 70-100 Global Business
FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT PRIOR DESIGN OR PRODUCT DESIGN EXPERIENCE:
  • 15-294 Rapid Prototyping Technologies or
  • 15-394 Intermediate Rapid Prototyping or
  • 62-478 digiTOOL or
  • 51-236 Information Design
FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT PRIOR PROGRAMMING OR COMPUTING EXPERIENCE:
  • 15-104 Introduction to Computing for Creating Practice

ONE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE

  • 70-414 Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • 70-415 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • 70-420 Entrepreneurship for Scientists
  • 70-421 Entrepreneurship for Computer Scientists
  • 70-425 Entrepreneurship for the Creative Industries

ONE VENTURE CREATION COURSE

  • 70-395 Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • 70-416 New Venture Creation

ONE INNOVATION PROCESS COURSE

  • 49-313 Designing for the Internet of Things
  • 51-744 Research Methods for Human-Centered Design
  • 70-438 Commercialization and Innovation

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • 49-300 Integrated Product Conceptualization

ONE PRACTICE/EXPERIENCE

DOUBLE-COUNTING RESTRICTION

You may be able to double-count up to two of the minor courses for other requirements for your major. Please consult with your home academic advisor for double-counting policies for your college/major.

THE FACULTY

Faculty members from across the university collaborate to develop and instruct courses that are collaborative in nature and support diverse areas of student expertise.


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