Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Leading Innovative Organizations

Faculty Coordinator: Barry Posner

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The Leading Innovative Organizations concentration will help you effectively create, organize and sustain organizational systems and processes necessary for success in rapidly changing and turbulent environments. Building from the Management and Innovation core courses, you will deepen your overall understanding of the innovation context, leadership in complex environments, team and project management, and decision making. The concentration is designed to serve students interested in a general MBA experience as well as those who wish to engage in focused innovation efforts. These courses will better prepare you to engage with the Silicon Valley and beyond.  


Students taking this concentration must complete:

  • MGMT 3512 Social Psychology of Leadership

In addition, students must complete 12 additional credits from the following courses to deepen understanding of innovation, leadership in complex environments, team and project management, and decision-making skills for success in rapidly-changing environments:

Twelve units of electives from the list below. Innovation-focused courses are noted with **

COURSE #
Course Name
Units
ECON 3424
Economics of Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
3
MGMT 3514
International Management
3
MGMT 3516
Organizational Politics
3
MGMT 3526
Strategic HR Management
3
MGMT 3532
Managerial Communications
3
MGMT 3538
Managing Teams and Projects
3
MGMT 3540
Food Industry Management (Prev.: Social, Political, and Legal Environ. of Food and Agrib. Firms)
3
MGMT 3544
Strategic Business Negotiations
3
MGMT 3546
Spirituality of Organizational Leadership
3
MGMT 3548 **
Social Benefit Entrepreneurship
3
MGMT 3549
Legal Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs*
3
MGMT 3550
IP Strategies for Start-up Technology Companies*
3
MGMT 3696 **
Global Technology Entrepreneurship
3
MGMT 3714 **
Strategies for Emerging Clean Tech Sector
1
MGMT 3715 **
Globalization and Emerging Economics - India
1
MGMT 3716 **
Crowdsourcing and Expertsourcing: Strategies for Innovation
1
MKTG 3566 **
Small Business Entrepreneurship
3
MKTG 3572 **
New Product Innovation
3
OMIS 3368 **
Software Product Management
3
OMIS 3390 **
New Product Development
(previously Integrated Product Development)
3
OMIS 3696
The Sustainability-focused Business
(previously Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy and Design)
3
OMIS 3696
Operationalizing Innovation
3
IDIS 3612**
Management of the High Tech Firm
3
* Only one of MGMT 3549 and MGMT 3550 (but not both) will satisfy one of the four elective requirements.

For more information, please see the Santa Clara University MBA Concentrations web page.

 

 
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