Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Concentration

Why study Technology & Innovation Management?

This specialized management concentration offers an understanding of the nature of innovation, the relationship between strategic leadership and innovation, and how organizations use technology and new product development processes to successfully manage change. Students examine the intersection of technology and innovation within the context of the firm and its industry. Students have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire the necessary skills to critically analyze the potential impact of upcoming technologies on various industrial sectors
  • Study local high-technology companies and meet their decision-makers and innovators
  • Make more informed investment decisions
  • Target new business opportunities
  • Position themselves to work in high-technology companies in areas such as product/project management, strategic planning and technology development

After graduation, students apply their knowledge in industries such as telecommunications, computing, engineering and biotechnology.

Requirements to declare the concentration

Students must have completed BBUS 300 – Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Inclusivity (DIV), BBUS 320 – Marketing Management, and BBUS 350 – Business Finance to declare the Technology and Innovation Management concentration.

TIM curriculum

Course TypeCourse Numbers & Names
Core Courses (prerequisites in parentheses) BBUS 300 – Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Inclusivity, Diversity Designated Course
BBUS 307 – Business Writing, Writing Designated Course
BBUS 310 – Managerial Economics (BMATH 144, STMATH 124, or MATH 112)
BBUS 320 – Marketing Management
BBUS 340 – Operations & Project Management (310)
BBUS 350 – Business Finance (310)
Required TIM Courses (prerequisites in parentheses) BBUS 475 – Managing Innovation
BBUS 476 – New Technology & Future Markets (300, 320, 350)
TIM Elective Courses (prerequisites in parentheses)10 credits – Complete 2 courses from this list:

BBUS 330 – Information Management and Analysis
BBUS 429 – Special Topics in Marketing (320)
BBUS 431 – Electronic Marketing (320)
BBUS 443 – Entrepreneurship Seminar
BBUS 444 – Product Development Laboratory
BBUS 471 – Entrepreneurial Management
BBUS 479 – Special Topics in Management (300), Only counts when approved for concentration; see your advisor before registering.
BBUS 490 – Special Topics in Business (300, 310), Only counts when approved for concentration; see your advisor before registering.
BBUS 491 – Business Consulting
General Electives (any 300/400 level UW courses)30 Credits
Capstone CoursesBefore you can register for the capstone courses, you must complete all core courses and meet with your advisor to file a graduation application.

BBUS 470 – Business Policy & Strategic Management
BBUS 480 – Global Environment of Business
Total Credits90 Credits