The Minor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development
The Minor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development has been discontinued and students may no longer elect it for study. However, the Department of Economics has created a new version of the minor, the Minor in Innovation, Economics, and Entrepreneurship.
The pace of technological change has been steadily increasing over the last 100 to 200 years, if not longer. The ability of nations to grow and prosper economically is dependent on their ability to harness the forces of technological change. Today it is common to speak of the knowledge economy in which the success of firms depends on their ability to manage innovation and technological change. Regions all aspire to be the next Silicon Valley and enact all kinds of policies to lure and support innovative firms. Technological change pervades our lives, entering nearly every decision we make. The goal of the minor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (IEE) is to equip students to understand the forces underlying and unleashed by technological change in order to become better decision-makers, managers, policy analysts, and researchers. IEE is available to undergraduate students in all colleges.
This interdisciplinary and interdepartmental minor, composed of courses offered in various departments and colleges throughout the university, is offered through the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Technological change pervades our lives, influencing nearly every decision we make. The goal of the minor in IEE is to equip students to become better decision makers, managers, policy analysts, and researchers through an understanding of the underlying forces that have been unleashed by technological change. IEE is available to all Carnegie Mellon undergraduates.