MGT-303 / 2 credits

Teacher: de Rassenfosse Gaétan Jean A

Language: English


Summary

This class will provide students with an understanding of some real-world issues related to the "knowledge economy." Why should we innovate as a society? Why innovation doesn't just happen and how can the government help firms innovate? We will answer these questions and others using economic tools.

Content

Keywords

Economics; Science, Technology and Innovation; Knowledge; Policy

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No prerequisite needed

Recommended courses

Other courses of the SHS program in Management and Finance for future Engineers is a plus.

Important concepts to start the course

Students are not expected to know economic concepts before taking this course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Define some economic concepts
  • Analyze real-world situations related to innovation
  • Assess / Evaluate the relevance of innovation policy tools

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.

Teaching methods

Formal lectures with handouts.

Expected student activities

Students are expected to actively participate and engage in class discussion.

Assessment methods

  • Midterm (accounting for 30% of the final grade)
  • Final exam (during the semester, accounting for 70% of the final grade)

Both exams involve writing an individual essay based on readings covering the material seen in class.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Notes/Handbook

No reference books needed. Handouts are self contained.

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 80
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Economics of ideas
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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