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2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Technology Innovation Certificate


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Contact Information

Dr. Stuart D. Kellogg
Industrial Engineering
IER 301
(605) 394-1271
E-mail: Stuart.Kellogg@sdsmt.edu

Program Information

The Technology Innovation Certificate program is designed to provide the background and requisite instruction for students interested in introducing a new product or innovation to the marketplace.  As such, this program is ideal for students interested in entrepreneurial endeavors or for employment with companies that promote a strong entrepreneurial culture.

The Technology Innovation Certificate is available for both undergraduate and graduate students.  The program provides flexibility in course offerings by making use of a variety of courses already available either on this campus or elsewhere in the state system.  In addition, every attempt has been made to modularize and invert courses required to meet core requirements.  Specifically, all core requirements may be completed through 1 or 2 credit offerings.  In some cases, core offerings feature classroom inversion which allows some constant to be available through online offerings supplemented with hands and creative problems solving exercises in the classroom.

Philosophically, the program is based on the holistic learner development model which incorporates whole brain thinking, multi-disciplinary team problem solving exercises, and, where ever possible, real world applications in innovation or product development.

Application Procedures

Students should contact the program coordinator for the application procedure and appropriate forms.

Certification Check

Once an application is filed, it is included in the degree audit form.  It is the responsibility of the student’s advisor to certify certification completion along with the final degree audit.

Program Requirements


The courses that are to be used to meet the requirements for the Technology Innovation Certificate are:

Finance and Budgets Requirements


Must complete at least 2 credits from:

Product Development Requirements


Must complete at least 2 credits from:

Elective Courses


Must complete at least 3 credits from:

  • BADM 336 Entrepreneurship Credits: (3-0) 3
  • BADM 438 Quality Management Credits: (3-0) 3
  • BADM 489 Business Plan Writing and Competition Credits: (1-0) 1
  • BADM 370 Marketing Credits: (3-0) 3
  • IENG 366 Engineering Management Credits: (3-0) 3
  • ENGM 640 Business Strategy Credits: (3-0) 3
  • BADM 310 Business Finance Credits: (3-0) 3
  • BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business Credits: (3-0) 3
  • BADM 360 Organization and Management Credits: (3-0) 3

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