Core for MS in Technology Management and Innovation
Elective for MS in Business Analytics
In recent decades, technology has become one of, if not the primary, most important factors to fuel progress and economic growth. The main driver that enables these positive changes is innovation. Technology innovation is widespread, and its pace is extraordinary. To benefit from its advantages one should familiarize with its nature and understand its attributes.
This course intends to introduce important approaches to technology innovation, analyze key ICT innovation trends from a strategic perspective and discuss questions of managing innovation.
Students will gain an understanding of innovation concepts, terminology and current trends. They will be able to evaluate ideas based on their innovative value, feasibility and viability and also to make reasonable decisions using modeling and analysis. Well-established reasoning for either the owner of the idea or owner of the project is essential when it comes to deciding whether and how to pursue an innovation task. Students will also practice critical thinking and learn how to gather and purposely use qualitative and quantitative methods to assess and facilitate innovation.