BUS5037 Venture Capital and the Conversion of Ideas into Business
This course examines the knowledge, skills and business intelligence required to convert ideas into new businesses and for growing them into successful ventures. With identifying and evaluating strategic market opportunities from a global perspective as a central theme, this course focuses on the current three major areas of venture growth: clean tech-clean energy, bio-pharma and information technology-communications. Business drivers in each of these areas and the approaches used to harvest ideas will be examined, as will the technical, economic, political, and financial considerations in each of these fields. The course will analyze how these business sectors perform under different economic climates and how to finance ventures under different economic circumstances. Other business sectors such as new materials, new processes, and retail advances including advances to merchandising and retailing will also be discussed.