By pursuing this minor, you will learn and gain experience in corporate innovation. Corporate innovation includes a variety of processes and tools that companies use to invent new products and processes, improve existing products and processes and bring these new and improved products and processes to market within the constraints of organizations.
This minor will provide you with the ability to recognize opportunities for invention and improvement while developing critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. You will have the opportunity to address unstructured and ill-defined problems, take informed risks and manage those risks knowledgeably in an effort to move inventions and improvements into the marketplace. You will also develop persuasion and selling skills to convince others inside and outside organizations to support and adopt innovations.