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EECS 406: High-Tech Entrepreneurship

Term: Fall, 2008
Course No.: 406
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Professor Mohammed N. Islam
Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing (Juniors or Sophomores will also be

Course Description:
The technology sector represents a significant portion of the economy of every industrialized nation. In the U.S., more than one third of the gross national product and about half of private-sector spending on capital goods are related to technology. Therefore, particularly in the U.S. economic growth depends on the health and contributions of technology businesses.

This course is about Technology Entrepreneurship, which is a style of business leadership that involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive commercial opportunities, gathering resources such as talent and capital, and managing rapid growth and significant risks using principled decision-making skills. Technology ventures exploit break-through advancements in science and engineering to develop better products and services for customers. The leaders of technology ventures demonstrate focus, passion, and an unrelenting will to succeed. [Full Story]