Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Science and Technology Commercialization: STC

STC 380. Converting Technology to Wealth.

The process of commercialization through which knowledge (ideas, innovations, science, technology, talent, and expertise) is converted to wealth. The importance of technology innovation and commercialization to the economy of a country. Students perform a technology assessment. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the technology commercialization program.

STC 382. Marketing Technological Innovations.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Examine how taking a technology from idea to market requires persuasion and marketing skills. Develop a persuasive proposal and marketing plan for taking a product to market. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 183C. Art and Science of Negotiation.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Explore negotiation through the application of analytical frameworks in practical negotiation exercises. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 384. Commercialization Strategy.

Technology strategy as part of business strategy. The use of models and other concepts to measure the effectiveness of commercialization; the analysis and measurement of risk. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the technology commercialization program.

STC 385. Creative and Innovative Management.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Apply critical reasoning techniques to analyze, diagnose, and respond to organizational design and leadership issues in a new venture. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 386. Topics in Technology Commercialization.

The process of technology commercialization, managing technology, and other topics that include the commercialization of technology. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the technology commercialization program.

Topic 1: Financing New Ventures. Methods for determining capital requirements and ways of crafting financial and fund-raising strategies. Forms of financing, including angels and informal investors, venture capital, debt capital, and inside and outside equity. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 2: Managing Technology and Business Risks. Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Explore decision and risk analysis, including methods for structuring and modeling decision problems. Apply methods to problems that involve risk and uncertainty in the commercialization of new technologies. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

STC 287. New Venture Accounting.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Analyze and create financial statements as a critical tool in decision-making for a new venture. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 288. Financing New Ventures.

Prepare financial projections and develop a financial plan for funding a new venture. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 389. Problems in Specialized Fields.

Independent study. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the technology commercialization program.

STC 390. Government Policies: Science and Technology Commercialization.

How government policies affect research and development and commercialization; how organizations can influence these policies, maximize their usefulness, or minimize their interference with the ability to commercialize technology. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the technology commercialization program.

STC 391. Technology Transfer in the Global Economy.

Technology transfer theories, concepts, and implementation techniques essential to successful commercialization efforts. Global commercialization efforts and processes for brokering technology internationally. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the technology commercialization program.

STC 393. Conference Course in Science and Technology Commercialization.

Individual study in selected aspects of the commercialization of technology. Conference course. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the technology commercialization program, and consent of the graduate adviser.

STC 294C, 394C. Managing Product Development and Production.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Develop a plan for taking an innovation from idea to a product ready for market. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 395. New Venture Creation.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Explore how to raise capital, either from outside investors or internal corporate sources, by validating the market potential of the new technology, developing a business model, determining financial requirements, and communicating the opportunity convincingly. Develop a business plan to address these key elements. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

STC 396. New Venture Design and Implementation.

Restricted to students in the technology commercialization program. Develop a business implementation plan for a technology enterprise or project by establishing operational roles and processes. Meets all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.