The most successful companies — those that launch ideas that truly disrupt an industry — are aligned on values, goals and strategy at every level of the organization. Everyone works in concert, and employees communicate and draw inspiration across divisions and departments.
The most effective business leaders and entrepreneurs are able to develop and communicate their organization’s goals and values, and inspire collaboration and the generation of great ideas. This program will help you gain the perspective you will need to harness value from diverse teams, “connect the dots” across disciplinary areas, and cultivate a culture of inclusivity and innovation.
Processes and Perspectives will teach you to consider problems from the perspectives of designers, engineers, and communicators, and challenge your pre-conceptions of how those professions can impact and enhance your role as a business leader.
IDSN 550 Opportunity and Uncertainty
Opportunity and Uncertainty will equip you to identify problems that are worth solving and carry true impact, and enhance your ability to take calculated risks toward developing and implementing innovative solutions.
IDSN 560 Narrative and Storytelling
Narrative and Storytelling will prepare you to find the ‘story’ in your work, and persuasively communicate and pitch your ideas to gain buy-in and support within your organization, and, for those startup entrepreneurs, financial investment.
IDSN 545 Integrative Project
Integrative Project places each talent-filled MSIDBT cohort into cross-disciplinary teams to ideate, research, and develop new ideas for products, services, systems, and businesses. IDSN 545 is available to be taken for credit multiple times, allowing you to perfect your ideas under the guidance of IYA’s expert faculty.
IDSN 515 Professional Practices Residential
Professional Practices Residential is a core IYA experience that places student teams inside business, industry, and the non-profit sector to imagine, design, and implement real-world solutions to problems that range from local to global, and that carry the opportunity for meaningful impact on the way we live and work as a society.
BUILD SKILLS TO ADVANCE A VARIETY OF BUSINESS CAREERS
This degree can help you enrich or transform your career across a variety of business professions. Students entering our program tend to come from the following fields:
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“Students need to learn how to understand each situation, each problem from multiple perspectives, including multiple human perspectives. It’s a central component for succeeding in the 21st century business environment.”
– DR. ERICA MUHL, FOUNDING DEAN, USC IOVINE AND YOUNG ACADEMY