2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, Design, and Startups Minor

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Bruce Kingma, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Director of Undergraduate Programs
316 Hinds Hall


Minor in Information Technology, Design, and Startups


Do you have a dream of starting a new company? Don’t wait. Start now. The minor in Information Technology, Design, and Startups (IDS) is a great way to learn how to turn your dream into a reality. In IDS you learn by doing. IDS provides you the opportunity to launch your venture while earning a minor. In the process, you learn an entrepreneurial method and mindset that is applicable across a lifetime and within any industry. You do not need an idea to start. You only need the curiosity and drive to start building your unique pathway.

You are coached and supported by experienced faculty members who help you to acquire the technical and behavioral skills necessary to generate an idea and then turn it inot a commercialized reality.  You will also gain insights and guidance from the network of community and alumni mentors who can further help you make the right connections to jumpstart your venture.


Student Learning Outcomes

1. Know how to start a business in terms of both formal and informal processes and practices.

2. Know how to develop core technologies, proof of concept, or prototype of a product or service.

3. Know how to obtain users, generate revenue and/or obtain financing for their business.


I. Required courses (10 credits)

Students will normally enroll in IDS 301  during the fall semester. Upon successful completion, they will apply for the minor and enroll in IDS 302  during the spring semester. Students are encouraged to take EEE 370  prior to or concurrent with IDS 301 . After completing these three courses, students will be eligible to apply for the Sandbox.

II. Recommended Elective Courses (3 courses for 9 credits)

Students are encouraged to consult with the program director or a faculty or professional mentor to determine which of the following courses best complement their entrepreneurial goals.

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