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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Certificate

Admission Requirements

A student in any faculty at SFU may declare this certificate through the Beedie School of Business.

Limitations

Students may complete only one of the Certificate in Business Analytics and Decision Making, the Certificate in Business Technology Management, or the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Additionally, units applied to one certificate may not be applied to another Simon Fraser University certificate or diploma, as noted here.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student's program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Program Requirements

Students must complete the following, including foundational business courses, a capstone course, and additional coursework from a variety of disciplines.

Students will complete all of:

BUS 238 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3)

Students will build collaborative and creative skills necessary to become effective innovators through hands-on application via interdisciplinary teamwork. Entrepreneurship and innovation of all types will be addressed including social, commercial, creative, sustainable and technological perspectives. Prerequisite: 12 Units. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D200 Simon Ford
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
BUS 314 - Resourcing New Ventures (3)

Start-up and early-stage ventures have particular financial challenges associated with the uncertain and unproven nature of the project. This course analyzes how entrepreneurs and their financial backers can spot, create and manage value. Topics covered include opportunity recognition, cash flow forecasting, valuation methodologies, financial contracts, and careful negotiations. Various sources are considered for start-up capital (private debt, angel financiers, venture capitalists, development banks), and different strategies are considered for harvesting or exiting (initial public offerings, merger, acquisition, leveraged buy-out, shut down) a venture. Prerequisite: BUS 238 or BUS 254; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Harries
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D700 Manroop Padda
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
BUS 338 - Foundations of Innovation (3)

An introduction to the theory and practice of the management of technological innovation. The external environment for technological innovation is examined through investigation of national and regional systems of innovation. The internal firm capabilities for creating and sustaining innovative firms are explored in detail, from the creation of ideas through to the commercialization of new products and services. Proficiency is gained in identifying sources of innovative value, implementing processes to capture it, and creating strategies for commercialization. Prerequisite: BUS 238 or BUS 254; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Fast
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 5080, Surrey
BUS 361 - Project Management (3)

Introduction to the hard and soft skills of project management. Management software and techniques such as work breakdown, estimation, budgeting and status reporting are used. Applies structured processes and develops team-based skills and knowledge. Assumes no prior computing or technical knowledge. Prerequisite: 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Huenefeld
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D200 Jan Kietzmann
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5360, Surrey

And one of*:

BUS 477 - Startup Experience (4)

This experiential course will expose students to the planning and development process of creating a startup. Emphasis is placed on integrating and applying all of the foundational skills acquired in previous entrepreneurship and innovation classes in a real world setting. Prerequisite: BUS 338, BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course); 60 units. Recommended: BUS 314, BUS 361.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Lubik
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D700
Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
ENV 495 - Environmental Capstone (4) **

This project-based course, to be taken in the final year of undergraduate study, will provide students with an opportunity to integrate and demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained through their undergraduate study. Projects involve collaborative work, analytical methodologies and communication of environmental complexity. Prerequisite: 90 units.

MSE 410 - Capstone Design Technical Project I (3)

Students will combine their technical and mechatronic design knowledge to conceive, and design a product. A comprehensive report is required at the end of the term. Prerequisite: 100 units and completion of two co-op terms (MSE 293/294 and MSE 394). Students with credit for ENSC 441 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Flavio Firmani
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
E100
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OPL1 Flavio Firmani
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3340, Surrey
OPL2 Flavio Firmani
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3340, Surrey
OPL3 Flavio Firmani
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3340, Surrey
MSE 411W - Capstone Design Technical Project II (3)

Students will apply their technical, marketing and entrepreneurship knowledge to develop a product that was designed earlier in MSE 410. Students will then present and be able to see it to a panel of engineers, business and investment community members. Prerequisite: MSE 410. Students with credit for ENSC 442 may not take MSE 411W for further credit. Writing.

HSCI 495 - Applied Health Science Project (4)

A transdisciplinary approach to integrating and applying knowledge from both academic disciplines and non-academic fields to jointly develop innovative solutions to particular scientific and societal problems in human health. Coursework emphasizes collaboration and is based on community-embedded projects. Prerequisite: Minimum 90 units completed.

IAT 499 - Graduation Project (6)

Students will complete a project of significant size and scope that allows them to bring together skills and knowledge learned across a variety of courses in SIAT. They will produce a design, media, or interactive system artifact that is of a high caliber ("portfolio' quality) along with a detailed report of the project activities completed throughout the term, the methods or processes used, the knowledge learned, and a description of the final outcomes. Projects will be presented publicly at an end-of-the-term graduation showcase. Prerequisite: Completion of 90 credits (ensuring a 4th year equivalent student), including 18 upper division IAT units plus IAT 309W. Enrollment is competitive- each term we will enroll a maximum of 20 students or team based on the strongest student project ideas and CGPA.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Odom
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey

Students# will complete two of*:

BISC 373 - Brewing Science (2)

This interdisciplinary course exposes students to the science and art of brewing, including the ingredients and process of brewing. Discussion of malting, barley and hop cultivation, and yeast fermentation, as it relates to the brewing process, as well as business, advertising, marketing of beer will be included. Prerequisite: 60 units. Students with credit for BISC 374 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have completed BISC 372 ST-Brewing Science may not take BISC 373 for further credit. Students may not count this course toward their Biological Science Honours, Majors, or Minor requirements. Breadth-Science.

or BISC 374 - Brewing Science with Lab (3)

This interdisciplinary course exposes students to the science and art of brewing, including the ingredients and process of brewing. Discussion of malting, barley and hop cultivation, and yeast fermentation, as it relates to the brewing process, as well as business, advertising, marketing of beer will be included. With lab. Prerequisite: 60 units. Students with credit for BISC 373 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have completed BISC 372 ST-Brewing Science may not take BISC 374 for further credit. Students may not count this course toward their Biological Sciences Honours, Majors, or Minor requirements. Breadth-Science.

BUS 443 - New Product Development and Design (3)

Understand how to develop and launch new products that will be successful with customers. Students will learn to: identify product/service opportunities; generate and evaluate concepts; develop concepts into products; launch new products. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course), 343; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lisa Papania
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
D700 Daniel Buchner
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 450 - Managing Emerging Opportunities (3)

Develops abilities to monitor social, cultural, commercial, political and technical developments to forecast and assess emerging technologies. Forecasting methods including expert opinion, trend analysis and scenario construction will be discussed. Selected emerging technologies will be examined through invited speakers and videos. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course); 60 units. Recommended: BUS 338.

BUS 453 - Sustainable Innovation (3)

Challenges associated with continuing innovation are examined and students work to generate innovative solutions by challenging existing economic models. Students learn about sustainable opportunity, recognition, and screening, and understand how great ideas to 'save the plant' can get off the ground. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course); 60units. Recommended: BUS 338. Students with credit for BUS 494 when offered as Sustainable Innovation may not complete this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Timothy Ames
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
D700
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D800 Jeremy Stone
TBD
BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: as stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: as stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Glenn Powers
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
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BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: as stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lisa Papania
Rob Woodbury
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
D800 Sessional
TBD
BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: as stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) ***

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: as stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W; 60 units.

CMPT 120 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (3)

An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language and be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics will include: pseudocode, data types and control structures, fundamental algorithms, computability and complexity, computer architecture, and history of computing science. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 or equivalent is recommended. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 128, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 130 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Angelica Lim
Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Angelica Lim
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102 Angelica Lim
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103 Angelica Lim
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104 Angelica Lim
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105 Angelica Lim
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106 Angelica Lim
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D107 Angelica Lim
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D108 Angelica Lim
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
CMPT 320 - Social Implications - Computerized Society (3)

An examination of social processes that are being automated and implications for good and evil, that may be entailed in the automation of procedures by which goods and services are allocated. Examination of what are dehumanizing and humanizing parts of systems and how systems can be designed to have a humanizing effect. Prerequisite: A CMPT course and 45 units. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Herbert Tsang
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
HSCI 130 - Foundations of Health Science (4)

How health, illness and disease are defined and measured for individuals and populations. Research strategies used to identify how health, illness and disease are distributed across human populations and how environmental, socio-economic, demographic, biological, behavioural and political factors influence individual and population health. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Hogg
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D106
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D110
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 305 - The Canadian Health System (3)

A comparative analysis of the Canadian health care financing and delivery systems and policies. History, organizational principles, health care resources, costs, access to care, quality, and equity. Societal and political issues, threats and values that affect Canada's health care system and others around the world. Prerequisite: 60 units, including nine HSCI units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Calvert
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
HSCI 312 - Health Promotion: Individuals and Communities (3)

Theoretical frameworks and their applications in health promotion and disease prevention. The development, implementation, and evaluation of programs aimed at individuals and communities in Canada and globally. Prerequisite: 60 units, including either HSCI 130 or BPK 140. Students with credit for HSCI 401 prior to fall 2010 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kate Tairyan
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
IAT 333 - Interaction Design Methods (3)

Examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Design methods include ethnography, personas, design games, role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops, and prototyping. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 credits, including IAT 265. Recommended: IAT 102 or 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3240, Surrey
IAT 431 - Speculative Design (3)

Provides students with the opportunity to experiment with designing in various non-normative frameworks provided by cultural studies, critical theory and phenomenology. Students will examine design's potential for cultural, social and ethical critique of emerging technologies and society. Rather than merely illustrating theoretical positions, this examination involves enacting and embodying differing theoretical positions, thereby rendering criticism productive. Individual design expertise and voice is emphasized. Prerequisite: Completion of 63 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 5360, Surrey
MSE 110 - Mechatronics Design I (3)

First year project course designed to provide students with a first exposure to the challenges of project organization. Students are responsible for designing and constructing a mechanical robot optimized to solve a particular chosen task. The engineering challenges of the project are expected to focus half on mechanical design and half on control algorithm design and implementation. Students with credit for ENSC 182 may not take MSE 110 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
SUR 3090, Surrey
LAB1 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 4270, Surrey
LAB2 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
OPL1 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 4270, Surrey
OPL2 Mohammad Narimani
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 4270, Surrey
or MSE 111 - Mechatronics for non-Engineers (3)

Project course designed to provide non-engineering students with a first exposure to mechatronic systems engineering concepts and the challenges of project organization. Students are responsible for designing and constructing a mechanical robot optimized to solve a particular chosen task. The engineering challenges of the project are expected to focus on mechanical design, control algorithm design and implementation. MSE students cannot earn credit for this course in lieu of or in addition to MSE 110.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
SUR 3090, Surrey
LAB1 Mohammad Narimani
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
POL 150 - Science, Policy, and Innovation (3)

Explores how science and technology intersect with public policy. From debates about climate change to the proper boundaries of security and privacy in the Information Age, the politicization of science is an inescapable reality that has far-reaching consequences for scientific advances innovation, and human quality of life. Breadth-Hum/Social Sci/Science.

POL 457W - Technology and Innovation Policy (4)

This course is intended to offer students an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges posed by the development of new technologies, the emergence of new movements and the uncertainties attendant to social and political conflicts associated with policy issues about which experts differ in significant ways. Prerequisite: eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department. Students with credit for POL 457 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

# Students completing a Bachelor of Business Administration may not use BUS 443, BUS 450, BUS 453, or BUS 49X to meet the requirements of this section.

* Substitutions with appropriate course content may be possible with permission from the Beedie School of Business.

** ENV 495 will only count toward this certificate when offered as part of Change Lab. Students are to consult with a Faculty of Environment advisor before enrolling in this course.

*** When offered as a selected topics course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.