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The Master of Science in Product Innovation and Computing is a joint master’s degree with the College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM) and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Busines (KGSB). This STEM degree incorporates the innovation and entrepreneurship processes with computer science, allows students in the program to recognize broader issues in technology-related problems and understand the business constraints affecting this technology.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||52-72|
Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate innovative abilities, including user-centered design thinking, diagnosing problems and developing opportunities for new products and services.
- Develop a business idea and the ability to navigate the entrepreneurial process from pre-venture and start-up to growth.
- Explain how to implement an innovative culture for business growth. Solve a specific problem by selecting appropriate data structures and algorithms and customize them to the problem.
- Interpret new APIs and use them in developing computer applications.
- Implement systems that run across several distributed computers.
- Deconstruct problems using techniques from functional and object-oriented programming.
No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.
|CSC 401||INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING||4|
|CSC 402||DATA STRUCTURES I||4|
|CSC 403||DATA STRUCTURES II||4|
|CSC 406||SYSTEMS I||4|
|CSC 407||SYSTEMS II||4|
Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
- The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
- The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
- If an exam is available, the student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
|CSC 435||DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS I||4|
|CSC 447||CONCEPTS OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES||4|
|GSB 525||BUSINESS INNOVATION & DESIGN (FORMERLY MGT 573)||4|
|or MGT 590||MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE|
|MGT 500||LEADING EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONS||4|
|MGT 598||PROJECT MANAGEMENT||4|
Computing Elective Courses
|Select 16 Credit Hours from the following:||16|
|FRAMEWORK FOR WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT|
or SE 452
|OBJECT-ORIENTED ENTERPRISE COMPUTING|
|MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR IOS|
|MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR IOS II|
|MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR ANDROID|
|MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR ANDROID II|
|CONTINUOUS DELIVERY AND DevOps|
Any graduate course beyond the Introductory Course level from GPH, CSC, CSEC, DSC, ECT, GAM, HIT, HCI, IS, IT, PM, SE, or NET 1
Students may choose one (1) graduate course beyond the Introductory Course level from the following subjects as one of the four Computing Electives: GPH, CSC, CSEC, DSC, ECT, GAM, HIT, HCI, IS, IT, PM, SE, or NET.
Management Elective Courses
|Select twelve (12) credit hours from the following:||12|
|BUSINESS INNOVATION & DESIGN (FORMERLY MGT 573) (if not taken as the Foundation Course requirement)|
|CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING|
|LEGAL ASPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP|
|ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE MANAGEMENT|
|EXECUTIVE COACHING: LEADERSHIP IN A VOLATILE, UNCERTAIN, CHAOTIC AND AMBIGUOUS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT|
|MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE (if not taken as the Foundation Course requirement)|
|SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE|
|SPECIAL TOPICS 1|
|EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION|
Students must take only sections of MGT 798 where the topic is related to Entrepreneurship or Innovation.
|IS 580||TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP||4|