Innovation Engineering

(Effective Fall 2019)

The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Innovation will prepare graduates for the changing world of business. Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and innovation is key to global competitiveness. By combining entrepreneurship, innovation, and design courses, students will have an opportunity to gain acumen in entrepreneurship, new venture creation, management, and in the innovative design and development of products or systems. This will allow students to design a complete business plan that capitalizes on innovation and design.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of entrepreneurial positions (including self-employment and working for other firms of any size). The emphasis on innovation provides knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to enhance the graduate’s marketability in a broad range of industries. Graduates can be employed at the local, regional, and national levels.

Recommended High School Subjects

Traditional college-bound and/or business related classes

Special Equipment Needs

Students are required to have a smart device (laptop, netbook, etc.) that provides access to Eureka Ranch material during class.

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, mathematics and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

Program Goals

A successful graduate of this program will be able to:
  • explain how managers perform the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; 
  • develop skills for problem solving and decision making relative to entrepreneurship and innovation; 
  • employ knowledge of accounting and finance for application to entrepreneurial ventures. 
  • explain the various business models used to provide value in entrepreneurial ventures; 
  • demonstrate knowledge of management, marketing, finance, accounting, and operations through analysis and/or development of a business plan; 
  • use creativity and critical thinking in understanding and deploying the complete system of innovation; and 
  • utilize the innovation system to create a provisional patent for a product or system.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
MGT106 Introduction to Business Modeling and Feasibility Analysis 3 3 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
BIX110 Introduction to Industrial Design 3 2 3 M REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3   S COR
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 S REQ
INV201 Principles of Innovation 3 3 M BEI
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 S REQ
INV310 Create Innovation 3 3 M REQ
BEI Directed Entrepreneurial Innovation Elective 3   S BEI
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3 3 S REQ
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MGT249 Small Business Management 3 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
FIN350 Finance 3 3 M REQ
INV330 Communicate Innovation 3 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
MIE Innovation Leadership Minor Elective 3   M MIE
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
INV430 Commercialize Innovation 3 3 M REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
BIX231 Mechanical Engineering Principles 3 2 3 M REQ
MGT315 Business Ethics 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement 3 S REQ
SCL Science Elective with lab 4   S SCL
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MGT410 Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
3 M REQ
MGT345 Business Planning and Operations 3 3 M REQ
INV440 Systems of Innovation 3 3 M REQ
MGT355 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 3 M REQ
ART Art Elective 3   M ART
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MGT347 Entrepreneurship 3 3 M REQ
INV496 Innovation Project 3 3 M REQ
BIX340 Industrial Design Applications 3 2 3 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Additional Information

Our program shares a special relationship with the Innovation Engineering Institute, a collaboration of the University of Maine and the Eureka! Ranch in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Institute has provided training in innovation to thousands of people worldwide. This systems approach to innovation education provides students with hands-on experience and an opportunity to obtain a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering.