Innovation Management: What does it take to run a business or organization?
Lead Partner: Ken Cadow (Various Academic Standards)
What does it take to run an organization or a business? The majority of workers in Vermont are either self-employed or work for very small companies, but all workers benefit from having a sense of how a business runs. This course ties together what you are learning in core classrooms with the entrepreneurial and business thinking that is so important in our adult lives.
Students in Innovation Management are responsible for running the school’s Innovation Center, from bookkeeping and budgeting to monitoring safety to maintaining inventory to product development and production using the state-of-the art equipment for fundraising. Students will gain experience in computer-assisted design (CAD), old-fashioned hand tools, and process development. Students who take this course agree to a managerial role in the school environment. We will build evidence of applied math, engineering, and visual arts, and language arts into our portfolios.