Santa Clara University

Leading Innovative Organizations

Concentration Coordinator  Barry Posner (Management)

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.  

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Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate how to create, organize and sustain systems and processes necessary for success in rapidly changing and turbulent environments.
  2. Give examples of how one can lead in complex systems with grace and competence, and how one can leverage the strengths of other people, partners, and organizations.   
  3. Describe the impact of systems on people and people on systems.   
  4. Delineate interpersonal competencies and awareness of the social and moral dimensions of decisions. 

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Courses fulfilling concentration

Required course

COURSE #
Course Name
Units
MGMT 3512
Practice of Morality of Leadership (Prev.: Social Psychology of Leadership)
3
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.

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Last update March 2014

 
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