Core Courses and Requirements
Each BI degree is comprised of emphasis major courses, the innovation core, a cross-disciplinary core, and general education courses.
The Innovation Core is comprised of 24 Credits that are geared toward innovation and entrepreneurship; a key component is multi-disciplinary long-term team activities over the sophomore, junior and senior years. Teams are expected to include students from all years, and may include graduate students. These teams have dynamic membership and team member roles will change on a regular basis. An innovation core includes courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, business and IP law, and policy. Students develop an “innovation portfolio” throughout the program that documents and highlights their roles and contributions in these various courses. The eight required courses are listed below.
Each major includes a per-student choice of a cross-discipline core, which is a coherent collection of 15 credits from one “cross-over” area. Students are encouraged to choose their cross-discipline as early as possible in the BI program, ideally before they enter their sophomore year. Cross-discipline options depend on the chosen major.