Course Syllabus

Academic Year 2016-2017 - Semester 201620
Course Code LSS 2403
Title Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Course Pre-Requisites None

Faculty and Contact Details

Instructors
Location
Extension
Contact Hours
Tridib Chatterji
C-30
4271
20
I will usually respond to e-mails within 24 hours as long as they are sent during the week. For emails sent after working hours, I will respond on the next working day and during my working hours. For any emails sent during the weekends, the earliest I will respond is by Sunday during my working hours. If you need to see me outside of class hours, please create a meeting request through the Outlook calendar one day in advance.

Course Description

Applying  the a Stanford-informed approach to learning innovation and entrepreneurship develops the concepts and skills of how to start and run new ventures and discusses challenges entrepreneurs face in a rapidly changing economic environment. Discusses how to develop a business plan and financial feasibility study and synthesises knowledge students have gained from their management, business law and ethics courses. Requires students to engage with industry and the business environment to create and defend a comprehensive business proposal for a new idea.

The assessment schedule in the portal is here. The HCT grading structure is here.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO # Description
CLO 1. Gain the knowledge to articulate the difference between design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and possess a shared vocabulary for the process elements of each.
CLO 2. Examine the importance of entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation clusters to healthy society and economies.
CLO 3. Demonstrate skills for formation of effective teams and practices for team culture development that respect diversity.
CLO 4. Differentiate between an idea and a viable opportunity.
CLO 5. Demonstrate the understanding of basic practices to support scaling, organizational innovation, and change management to benefit organizations and society.
CLO 6. Explain how to connect design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship to their own career development and paths.

Student Learning Resources

Resource  
Textbook (E-Text) Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise (4th ed.) McGraw-Hill ISBN: 9781259252754
Additional Educational Resources Learning resources in LSS 2403 course in Blackboard Learn 9.1, Library, including Scholarly databases.

Outcome Based Assessments

Assessment #
Week
Type LOs Weight
Assessment 1
6
Team-based project assignment 1,3 20%
Assessment 3
12
Team-based project assignment 1,3,4 20%
Assessment 4
15
All weeks participation, including attendance, punctuality and contributions.  3,4,5 20%
Assessment 5
15
Final Assessment - project/presentation. Personal business plan 1,2,3,4,5, 40%

Course Schedule

Week Dates Class Session CLO Topic Activities
1 See Calendar 4 hours 1,6 Design Thinking and Innovation Mindset I and II
Readings, videos, study questions, interactive lecture
Active class discussion and participation
2   4 hours 1,4,6 Where Ideas Come From and Creative Confidence
Readings, videos, study questions, interactive lecture
Active class discussion and participation
3   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 1,2,3 Leading for Creative Confidence in Global Teams
Readings, videos, study questions, interactive lecture
Active class discussion and participation
4   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 1,3 The Design Thinking Process & Design Thinking in Startups
Readings, videos, study questions, interactive lecture
Assignment; active class discussion and participation
5   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 1,3,6 Design Thinking Deep Dive I and II
Readings, videos, study questions, interactive lecture
Active class discussion and participation
6   Independent study (4 hours) 1,3,6 Project Work Group Activity
7   Independent study (4 hours) 1,3,6 Project Work Group Activity
8   4 hours 1,3,4,5,6 Assessment 1: POV Project (25 %) Project
9   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 3 Entrepreneurial Vision, Mission and Strategy & How Entrepreneurs Identify Ideas and Opportunities
Readings, videos, study questions, interactive lecture
Active class discussion and participation
10   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 3 How Entrepreneurs Assemble and Motivate a Team Active class discussion and participation
11   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 4 Legal Matters in Startups & Pitching and Presenting as an Entrepreneur Active class discussion and participation
12   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 5 Project 2 Presentations
Opportunity Analysis Project
Project assignment, Presentation
Team Presentation and Assignment
13   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 1,2,3,4, 5 Principles of Change & Growth& Innovation, Success, and Failure in Large Orgs. Active class discussion and participation
14   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 1,2,3,4, 5 Innovation, Success, and Failure in Large Orgs. II & Reflection on Course Content Active class discussion and participation
15   2 hours + Independent study (2 hours) 3,4,5    

Attendance

Students must attend all class sessions (other than independent study sessions), and they will be marked absent even if they have a "valid reason" to be absent. Medical certificates and other supporting documents must be shown to the Student Services Department. Students will be marked late when they come late; and marked absent when they are absent for that particular period only. Three "Late" arrivals are equal to one "Absence".

Absence percentages:

Time
Absence percentage
One course is 64 hours
100%
One hour of class = 1/64 x 100
1.5625%
One double class = 2/64 x 100
3.125%
One triple class = 3/64 x 100
4.688%
Two double classes or one quadruple class in one week = 4/64 x 100
6.25%
Two triple or three double classes = 6/64 x 100
9.375
Four double classes or two weeks = 8/64 x 100
12.5%

Warnings and withdrawals:

Percentage
Effect
5% Automatic warning from the Computer System
10% Automatic warning from the Computer System
15% If a Student is absent more than 15% with "valid" reasons, he/she is automatically withdrawn from that course with a W (withdrawal). A "W" does not affect the grade point average (GPA).

If a Student is absent more than 15% with no "valid" reasons, he/she is withdrawn from that course with a F (failure) which will affect the GPA.
To stay in a course Students need to be absent for less than two weeks, no matter what reasons they present!

Grade Scale

Please note that letter grades will be rounded up if the numerical result is closer to the lower limit of the letter grade than 0.51 percentage points. This is already 16% of a grade step between two grades - no further adjustments/rounding are justifiable or possible.

Grade
Range
Grade Points
Descriptor
A
90 - 100
4
Achievement that is outstanding relative to the course and GPA requirements.
A-
87 - 89
3.7
B+
84 - 86
3.3
Achievement that is significantly above the course and GPA requirements.
B
80 - 83
3
B-
77 - 79
2.7
C+
74 - 76
2.3
Achievement that satisfactorily meets the course and GPA requirements.
C
70 - 73
2
C-
67 - 69
1.7
Achievement that minimally meets the course requirements but may not meet the GPA requirements.
D+
64 - 66
1.3
D
60 - 64
1
F
0 - 59
0
Achievement that does not meet requirements for courses with normal grading mode.

Laptops/Ipads

The following rules apply to the use of laptops/tablets, printed material and electronic submissions:

1.
Students will not get printed instructions or presentations.
2.
Students must bring their LAPTOPS/IPADS to class and access LMS or Blackboard to get the presentations and other handouts`
3.
Students must read all messages and participate in discussions
4.
Students must submit all assessments electronically through SafeAssign. Failure to do so may result in Zero grade.

Plagiarism

Students must submit their own original work and cannot submit ideas of others as their own. Direct reference must be made for every paragraph, even if it is only a summary of ideas from somewhere else. By using improper referencing Students commit plagiarism, i.e. submitting somebody else's work as their own, and face the possibility of immediate dismissal. Assignments will be submitted through Safeassign and be checked electronically for plagiarism:

1.
Projects must only be submitted electronically, and must have a Safeassign report attached.
2.
Printed projects may only be accepted through prior approval of your instructor.
3.
Presenting somebody else's work as your own work is a serious academic offence and may results in immediate dismissal.
4.
If you are unsure, please ask your teacher about plagiarism and correct academic referencing before submitting your work

Review Sessions

Before every assessment Students can ask for a Review. Review sessions will cover all learning outcomes, not only the ones that are part of the upcoming assessment. Review is usually Student driven, i.e. Professors cover the questions of the Students, but they do not point to the learning outcomes that will be covered in the coming assessment.

Deadlines Policy for Assessments and Exams

All assessments must be submitted on the deadline at the set time in the appropriate format. Late submissions will have 5% deducted for each calendar day that they are late. After 5 days, the assignment will not be accepted and the student will receive zero for that assessment. It is the student's responsibility to solve any technical issues before the due date.

If a student is ill and misses a deadline, a medical note must be provided within 3 days. The student will be given a maximum extension equal to the number of days of documented illness based on teacher discretion. (for example, if a student is sick for 3 days, she will have a maximum of 3 days extra to submit her assignment). For group assessments, each situation will be considered on its own merits and the teacher will use their discretion.

If a student misses an exam or a presentation, he/she will receive zero. If a medical note is provided within 3 days of the exam date, an alternative assessment will arranged between the student and the teacher.

Projects and Marking Guidelines

1.
When Students receive the assessment description, they will get the marking scheme as well, so they know exactly what is expected.
2.
Teachers do not accept or mark "drafts". It is the Students" responsibility to understand the criteria of assessment before the assessment is due, and deliver the tasks accordingly.
3.
Reports/Essays submitted must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) formatting guidelines.
4.
Formatting and language contribute 10% to the overall grade in all marking schemes.

All of your written work will use the following guidelines. It is your responsibility as a student to read and understand what is required for each grade level.

Grade Assessment
A/A- A grade of "A" means that the work is judged to be of exceptionally high quality, going well beyond what is needed to be acceptable.  It is an excellent work with NO errors. "A-" level work shows originality, depth of thought, factual accuracy, and good logic, shows that student has met the entire requirement of the project in an excellent manner.
B/B+ A grade of "B+" means that the work is judged to be of high quality, going well beyond what is needed to be minimally acceptable.  "B" level work shows some of the same good qualities as "A-" level work, but not as consistently. (Maybe lacks originality, and is less deep and student has missed out on SOME important issues or work contains SOME errors)
C/C+ A grade of "C+" means that the work is acceptable--that is, it meets the basic standard of college level work in terms of relevance, factual accuracy, and logic.  "C" work is at the minimum acceptable level.
D A grade of "D" means that the work does NOT meet the standards for acceptable college level work, but it does exhibit some positive qualities that indicate that it deserves some credit for having been done.
F A grade of "F" means that the work is so weak that it does NOT earn college level credit or the work was not completed at all.