UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Science and Technology Commercialization


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Classes generally meet all day on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, with an additional week-long seminar at the beginning of each semester and summer session.

Science and Technology Commercialization: STC

380. Converting Technology to Wealth.
The process of commercialization through which knowledge (ideas, innovations, science, technology, talent, and expertise) is converted to wealth. The importance of technology innovation and commercialization to the economy of a country. Students perform a technology assessment. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

381. Legal Issues of the Commercialization Process.
The numerous legal challenges faced by organizations as they commercialize technology in a global environment. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

382. Marketing Technological Innovations.
Forces that drive competition and industrial markets. Demand cycle, research and development and design cycle, process cycle, global market cycle. Competitive trends and new product and marketing strategies. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

383. Technology Management and Transfer: Theory and Practice.
The evaluation, formulation, and use of technology transfer models. Emphasis in case studies is on facilitating factors and barriers. Students develop and document a technology transfer model. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

384. Strategic Analysis for Technology Commercialization.
Technology strategy as part of business strategy. The use of models and other concepts to measure the effectiveness of commercialization; the analysis and measurement of risk. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

385. Creative and Innovative Management.
Concepts, ideas, initiatives, and methods used to give an organization a new direction or mode of operation; implementation of new ideas; successful moves in new directions. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

386. Topics in Science and Technology Commercialization.
The process of technology commercialization, managing technology, and other topics that include the commercialization of technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

Topic 1: Financing New Ventures.
Methods for determining capital requirements and ways of crafting financial and fundraising strategies. Forms of financing, including angels and informal investors, venture capital, debt capital, and inside and outside equity.

Topic 2: Managing Risk in Science and Technology Commercialization.
Risk analysis and strategies for the creation, implementation, and management of technology enterprises. Introduction to decision and risk analysis, methods for structuring and modeling decision problems, and application of methods to problems that involve risk and uncertainty in the commercialization of new technologies.

389. Problems in Specialized Fields.
Independent study. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

390. Government Policies: Science and Technology Commercialization.
How government policies affect research and development and commercialization; how organizations can influence these policies, maximize their usefulness, or minimize their interference with the ability to commercialize technology. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

391. The Internationalization of Technology.
Critical technologies in the world market. Global commercialization efforts and processes for brokering technology internationally. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

392C. Strategic Management of Intellectual Property.
Methods of protecting intellectual property through patents, copyrights, trademarks, and a comprehensive trade secrets program. The extra activities that must occur in an organization at each step in the value chain to ensure that intellectual product and process property is well protected. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

393. Conference Course in Science and Technology Commercialization.
Individual study in selected aspects of the commercialization of technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the science and technology commercialization program, and consent of the graduate adviser.

394C. Managing New Product Development and Production.
The current methods and best practices used by organizations to accelerate the product development process. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

395. The Art and Science of Market-Driven Entrepreneurship.
The process of creating new ventures: the dynamics of growth-oriented firms; the roles of entrepreneur and intrapreneur in organizational environments; factors that drive the creative process; the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.

396. Technology Enterprise Design and Implementation.
Students develop a detailed, growth-oriented business plan for a technology enterprise or project of their choice. Business plan evaluation and implementation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the science and technology commercialization program.




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