Technology Innovation Management

Co-Major: Technology Innovation Management
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 186.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code:
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-3021; 15-1131

The Technology Innovation Management co-major is coupled with core technical skills from a major such as Accounting, Finance, International Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management.

About the Program

Technology and Innovation Management is a unique and exciting area within the broad field of management. Technology and Innovation Management supplements core functional knowledge and focuses on understanding the process of innovation and management approaches to innovation with special emphasis on technology change as a source of innovations.

The Technology Innovation Management program offers a very significant way of differentiating the Drexel business student in the marketplace by embedding skillsets and knowledge bases emphasizing technology innovation management, which is built on a solid business background. Technology Innovation Management courses are oriented primarily toward innovation with an emphasis on technology-based innovation.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Architecture (ARCH), Art History (ARTH), Dance (DANC), Film Studies (FMST), Interior Design (INTR), Music (MUSC), Photography (PHTO), Visual Studies (VSST), Screenwriting & Playwriting (SCRP),Theatre (THTR)
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following: 6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
Electricity and Motion
Light and Sound
General Education Electives12.0
Students select (12.0) credits of general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following four (4) categories.
Diversity & Multicultural
Society and Culture
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Communications (COM), English (ENGL), Fine Arts (ARCH, ARTH, DANC, DIGM, FMVD, SCRP, FMST, INTR, MUSC, PHTO, THTR, WBDV, VSST), Global Studies (GST), Language (LANG) or Philosophy (PHIL)
Social Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Anthropology (ANTH), Criminology and Justice Studies (CJS), History (HIST), Sociology (SOC), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSY)
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (INFO), Science, Technology and Society (SCTS)
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following: 4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Required Courses:
Nine required courses (See Major Requirements list below)36.0
MGMT 201Introduction to Technology Innovation Management4.0
MGMT 301Designing Innovative Organizations4.0
MGMT 302Competing in Technology Industries 4.0
MGMT 364Technology Management4.0
Electives (Select two courses from the following):8.0
The groupings below are the recommended courses for students interested in combining TIM with other majors, so they can have a distinct career path within established functional or subject areas. Students can mix and match courses from each of the clustering below, but choosing at least two courses from the same clustering will allow them to have a more coherent and meaningful course sequence and allow them to maximize the value of TIM.
Fundamentals of Accounting for New Ventures
Financial Reporting I
Cost Accounting
Business Consulting:
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting (Economics:)
Special Topics in TAX
Managerial Economics
Industrial Organization
International Business:
Multinational Corporations
Seminar in International Business
Global Marketing
International Business Consulting
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Financial Institutions and Markets
Entrepreneurial Finance
Legal Studies:
Law of Business Organizations
International Business Law
Entrepreneurial Law
Intellectual Property and Cyber Law
New Product Development
Interactive Marketing
Marketing for New Ventures
Digital Marketing
Data-Driven Digital Marketing
Management Information Systems:
Management Information Systems Strategy
Information System Project Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management:
Service Operations Management
Operations Planning
Supply Chain Management
Revenue Management
Organization Management:
Team Development and Leadership
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business:
Sport Entrepreneurship
Technology and Sport
Sport, Industry, and Society
Business of Sports Media
Computing & Informatics:
Computer Science Principles
Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Introduction to Ubiquitous Computing
Social Aspects of Information Systems
Total Credits186.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4 year, no co-op

First Year
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0Select one of the following: 3.0 
 16 16 17 0
Second Year
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
COM 2703.0General Education Elective3.0OPM 2004.0 
STAT 2014.0Select one of the following: 3.0English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0 
 15 14 15 0
Third Year
MGMT 2014.0MGMT 3014.0MGMT 3024.0VACATION
ORGB 3004.0General Education Elective3.0General Education Elective3.0 
PHIL 1053.0History Elective4.0Primary Major Course8.0 
Primary Major Course 14.0Primary Major Course4.0  
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 3644.0Free Elective*1.0 
Fine Arts Elective3.0MGMT 4504.0General Education Elective3.0 
Primary Major Course8.0Primary Major Course4.0Primary Major Course8.0 
TIMS Elective4.0TIMS Elective4.0Select one of the following: 4.0 
 16 16 16 
Total Credits 186

4 year, one co-op (Fall/Spring)

First Year
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0COOP 101*1.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0CIVC 1011.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
  Select one of the following: 3.0 
 16 16 18 0
Second Year
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0MGMT 2014.0
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0ORGB 3004.0
COM 2703.0General Education Elective3.0OPM 2004.0PHIL 1053.0
STAT 2014.0Select one of the following: 3.0English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0Primary Major Course4.0
 15 14 15 15
Third Year
  General Education Elective3.0General Education Elective3.0
  History Elective4.0Primary Major Courses8.0
  Primary Major Course4.0 
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 3644.0Primary Major Course12.0 
Fine Arts Elective3.0MGMT 4504.0Select one of the following: 4.0 
General Education Elective3.0Primary Major Course4.0 
Primary Major Course4.0TIMS Elective4.0 
TIMS Elective4.0  
 15 16 16 
Total Credits 186

5 year, 3 co-op (Fall/Winter) 

First Year
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0COOP 101*1.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0CIVC 1011.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
  Select one of the following: 3.0 
 16 16 18 0
Second Year
  BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0
  COM 2703.0General Education Elective3.0
  STAT 2014.0Select one of the following:3.0
 0 0 15 14
Third Year
  MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0
  OPM 2004.0Primary Major Courses8.0
  ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 Course3.0 
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
  General Education Elective3.0General Education Elective3.0
  History Elective 4.0Primary Major Courses8.0
  Primary Major Courses4.0 
 0 0 15 15
Fifth Year
MGMT 3024.0MGMT 3644.0Fine Arts Elective3.0 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Primary Major Course8.0 
General Education Elective3.0Primary Major Course4.0Select one of the following:4.0 
Primary Major Course4.0TIMS Elective4.0 
TIMS Elective 4.0  
 16 16 15 
Total Credits 186


The LeBow College of Business home is a 12-story, 177,500-square-foot academic building named Gerri C. LeBow Hall. Located in the heart of Drexel University campus, it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). 

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by 15 classrooms of varying sizes and configurations, including a finance trading lab. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium, 100-seat lecture hall, and a behavioral studies lab one floor below. Other amenities consist of 19 collaboration rooms, 3,500 square feet of student lounges and quiet study areas, a bank of four elevators and full ADA accessibility, and an event space with catering capacity. The building's upper floors contain faculty and staff offices interspersed with seminar and conference rooms. 

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, the Finance Trading Lab webpage, and the SAP Next-Gen webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Co-Op/Career Opportunities

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities and resources, see the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Technology Innovation Management Faculty

Daniel Albert, PhD (University of St. Gallen). Assistant Professor. Strategic Management; Strategic Change; Architectural Innovation; Organizational Design.
Suresh Chandran, PhD (Vanderbilt University). Clinical Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; global management; intellectual property and employee rights; Sustainability; Technological Innovation.
Jeongsik Lee, PhD (University of California Los Angeles). Associate Professor. Economics of Innovation; Social networks; Technology management
Yu-Chieh Lo, PhD (University of Southern California). Associate Professor. Categorization in markets; Organization theory; Technology innovation.
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Associate Professor. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Jacob Miller, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Open software; Innovation; Semantic analysis.
Rajiv Nag, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Clinical Professor. Organizational Knowledge and Identity; Organizational learning and change; Strategic Leadership; Strategic Performativity
V. K. Narayanan, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Delloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor. Cognition and Strategy; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Organization design
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Associate Clinical Professor. Business communication; Cognition and strategy; Competitive intelligence; Determinants of Firm Performance; Global Management; New Markets in Emerging Countries; Russian Business Culture.
Daniel Tzabbar, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor. Accessing and managing knowledge; Alliances; Human capital; Organizational learning and change; Social Capital; Technology Entrepreneurship; Technology Innovation

Emeritus Faculty

Robert W. Keidel, PhD (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Clinical Professor. Cognitive coaching; Executive team building; Organizational design; Strategic thinking; Strategy creation
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