The College of Business is proud to announce that beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, Innovation will be available as an MBA concentration to new and current MBA students. “This new concentration address the changing workforce needs of New York and beyond,”states College of Business Dean Manuel London. The Innovation Concentration will focus on entrepreneurship, new business development, and joining inventionand innovation with strategic business planning. "Students participate in creating Silicon Valley East by turning university inventions into new products and businesses," states Professor Gerrit Wolf, who is Director ofthe Innovation Concentration, as well as Director of the University's Innovation Center.
MBA Program: Innovation Concentration
Innovation is an emerging area in both large and startup businesses. Business Week and the Wall Street Journal have sections on Innovation that feature innovative firms and products. Large firms now have VPs of Innovation that oversee Research and Development, and Marketing. Innovation is also a significant part of startup businesses in biotechnology, wireless, and alternative energies. SBU has Centers in these technologies and supports the development of technologies that lead to new products and businesses. MBA students,particularly those in joint MBA/Science degrees, with the Innovation concentration may find a position in a growing firm or entrepreneurial opportunities in startup businesses developed on campus as part of the Technology Centers or the Technology Licensing Office.
Students take Technological Innovations(MBA 511) and Industry Project (MBA 521 or 522) as part of their core requirements. In addition, they also take four of the following:
- MBA509 Continuous Quality Improvement
- MBA535 New Product Marketing
- MBA538 Organizational Change Management
- MBA552 Mergers & Acquisitions
- MBA565 Marketing Research
- MBA570 Entrepreneurship
Innovation Faculty Include:
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