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  Sep 20, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Innovation Minor


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The minor in Innovation teaches students from any major to create, communicate, and commercialize or otherwise realize meaningfully unique ideas in any field.  Innovation is a university-wide program combining courses from the School of Arts and Innovation and the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship.  The minor in Innovation gives students the tools and confidence to create their own opportunities, and to realize a prosperous and sustaining future within or outside organizations, businesses, or institutions.  Students completing this minor will be able to lead change within their education, their careers, their affiliations, their communities and their personal lives.

Students will choose from one of two tracks.  These tracks allow two ways to earn the minor in a field of study in which multiple disciplines intersect. The MAKE track provides students the opportunity to complete independent Innovation projects in collaboration with external partners. The Business track allows students to focus more on innovation within an entrepreneurial context.  Innovation minors in the second track seeking to start their own businesses will also be advised to take an additional three courses to complete the Entrepreneurship Minor  

 

 

The Minor in Innovation consists of 18 credit hours, including:


MAKE Track (18 hours):


  • MAKE 101 - Introduction to Making
  • INNV 103 - Design Thinking
  • MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior
  • MGMT 385 - Project Management or MAKE 301 - Human-Centered Project Development
  • INNV 400 - Internship
  • INNV 403 - Project Development
  • INNV 404 - Capstone Project

Business Track (18 hours):


  • MAKE 101 - Introduction to Making
  • INNV 103 - Design Thinking
  • MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior
  • ENTR 305 - Creativity and Innovation
  • ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ENTR 311  - New Venture Planning

Addition of Entrepreneurship minor


Innovation minors in the Business track may take 3 additional courses to complete an Entrepreneurship Minor  .

  • MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 495 - Strategic Management
  • BLAW 300 - Legal Environment or SHRM 200 - Human Resources in a Diverse Society or ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles

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