ISBT 333: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGH TECH BUSINESS I
This course will direct the student through the many steps required to take a concept from business start-up, through invention and development to commercialization. The students will learn through two pathways, studying cases and through their own creative efforts. Time will be spent tracing the history of high tech start-ups, both those that have survived and those that did not. In parallel, the students will be required to simulate their own companies. Prerequisite: BUS 100
ISBT 334: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGH TECH BUSINESS II
This course is an optional follow on to ISBT 333. It is aimed at students that have a business idea that they are ready to take to the next level. In this course, students will take the business plan they wrote for ISBT 333 and find and include the detail needed to start the business. Students will design and participate in feasibility studies, technology demonstrations, market surveys, solicitation of funds, and due diligence. Prerequisite: ISBT 333
ISBT 350, 450: COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I, II
This expeirences involves full-time, paid assignment in a cooperating firm, and involves job-related learning under faculty and on-site supervision. Students will meet regularly with a faculty member and will be encouraged to reflect on the relationship between course work and their co-op experience. Position is arranged through the director. Required: junior or senior standing, minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, and approval of the Director.
ISBT 360, 460: ISBT INTERNSHIP I, II
This experience is normally part-time or summer employment in a cooperating site to provide practical experience. Working under professional supervision, students will learn how to apply their education to everyday demands of the world of work. Students will meet regularly with a faculty member and will be encouraged to reflect on the relationship between course work and their internship experience. Required: junior or senior status, minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, and approval of the Director.