MBA 690

“Managing Innovation”    

Course Director :  
Joel Dobbs, UAB Executive in Resi­dence in Entrepreneurship

Part of the Graduate Certificate in Life Sciences Entrepreneurship

Overview:  
This course will expose participants to the nature of innovation, how innovation occurs, barriers to innovation, and how to create and sustain an environment that encourages and rewards innovation. Participants will also learn about:

  •  building, managing, and growing a start-up company
  • lean start-up techniques
  • defining mission, vision, and values
  • hiring and staffing
  • building effective business processes

 

This course is the 3rd in the series comprising the Certificate in Life Sciences Entrepreneurship.  There are no pre-requisites for the course and can be taken by registering with the Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student.

 

Class meeting schedule:

If you are not a current graduate student you need to apply to the Graduate School as a non-degree seeking Graduate student.

Current graduate students may register directly.  Non-degree seeking students will need to contact Christy Manning at (205) 934-8815 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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