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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN7298
Tracking Number - 4906

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for DBA. Needs proposed number. Emailed 2/12/14, 5/9/14. to Chair. Apprd 5/19/14. To USF Sy 5/20/14. to SCNS 5/28/14. Nmbr GEB 7294 Approved as MAN 7298. Effective 11/1/14

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-01-29
  2. Department: Business Administration
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: USF01 TPA 03757 142600 000000 0000000
  5. Contact Person: T. Grandon Gill
  6. Phone: 46755
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 7298
  10. Full Title: Creativity and Innovation
  11. Credit Hours: 2-4
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Creativity and Innovation
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 30
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course addresses the theory, research, and practice of innovation stimulation and management. Critically reviews research on creativity stimulation, product/service design, commercialization, etc. Participants conduct and report a major project.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The course is offered as part of a cohort-based program, with demand being based solely on cohort size.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate in Business or an equivalent degree.
  29. Objectives: To expose participants to the latest research on innovation stimulation, management, and commercialization; improve participants' personal and organizational innovation potential; and have participants apply these lessons in a major research and/or practice project.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Greater sensitivity to innovation's importance, design thinking skills, tools for stimulating creativity and managing creative organizations, idea assessment methods, knowledge of the innovation process from idea inception through end-use consumption and disposal.
  31. Major Topics: May include, but are not limited to, creativity stimulation, incentive systems to maximize creativity and innovativeness, stimulating and managing creative people and organizational cultures, product and service design, design science research, design thinking, pre-launch and post-launch assessments of idea quality/success, orchestrating multi-faceted innovation programs (which innovations when), consumer adoption, diffusion of innovations, etc.
  32. Textbooks: Optional at professorial discretion.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Optional at professorial discretion, but likely to include readings from academic journals (e.g., Academy of Management Review), practice-focused journals (e.g., Harvard Business Review), popular press articles and books (e.g., The Rise of the DEO), and related media and blogs (e.g. TED talks).
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students must read and criticize articles in depth and then share and develop their views within class discussions. Grades are based on various features depending on professorial discretion and may include 1) critical acumen developed and shared in class discussions and analyses of readings, 2) article critiques, 3) topic critiques and summaries, 4) research design, analyses, and reports, etc.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Grades are based on various features depending on professorial discretion, and may include 1) critical acumen developed and shared in class discussions and analyses of readings, 2) article critiques, 3) topic critiques and summaries, 4) research design, analyses, and reports, etc.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: The Executive Doctoral Committee establishes procedures for incomplete or failed courses for each cohort.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Executive Doctorate in Business
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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