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Innovative Business Lab
INNOVATIVE LAB
CLASS CODE: B 450 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $0.00
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Students fill assignments in student-run companies using innovative business models to address marketplace needs. Students will take roles in planning, organizing, leading and controlling the marketing, finance and operations of an actual ongoing business. Business models pursued will include utilization of the internet, technology or innovative business practices to increase productivity and customer satisfaction.

Students participating in Event Management will help plan, organize and implement major College of Business and Communication events including Executive Seminar, Business Summit, Entrepreneur Lecture Series, Entrepreneur Conference and Summer Summit. Students will help leaders select speakers, schedule rooms, promote events, and make all necessary arrangements for these events, including hosting and media relations.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Student leaders in the student-run businesses plan, organize, lead and control the marketing, finance and operations of an actual ongoing businesses. Business models pursued will include utilization of the internet, technology, or innovative business practices to increase productivity and customer satisfaction.

Students participating in Event Management will help plan, organize and implement major College of Business and Communication events including Executive Seminar, Business Summit, Entrepreneur Lecture Series, Entrepreneur Conference and Summer Summit. Students will help leaders select speakers, schedule rooms, promote events, and make all necessary arrangemetns for these events, including hosting and media relations.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Gain an appreciation and understanding of how various functions of a business operate.

Enhance human relation skills.

Learn to deal with ongoing challenges that arise from running a business, such as resource constraints and being accountable to others.

Be given the opportunity to demonstrate and develop skills and understanding within a business tructure.

Gain a better appreciation and understanding of the imoprtance of stewardship and accountability.
REQUIREMENTS: Stewardship responsibilities, progress reports, surveys.
PREREQUISITES: Instructor approval.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002