NYU Abu Dhabi
SRPP-UH 1614 Entrepreneurship:
(Formerly SRPP-AD 122) Whether as heroes or agents of creative destruction, entrepreneurs and their innovations have had a transformative influence on modern economic growth and the wealth of nations. The first part of the seminar introduces the classical and contemporary writings on the rise of entrepreneurial capitalism in the West and the global diffusion of modern entrepreneurial spirit and firm. Classical approaches pioneered the study of modern entrepreneurship in its rational orientation to profit making through innovative activity. Contemporary approaches shift the emphasis away from analysis of individual attributes and agency to focus on examining the role of social networks, organizational forms, and institutional environment in facilitating entrepreneurial activity. The last part of the seminar will focus on research on entrepreneurship using secondary sources and data available through the internet.
LAW-UH 2120J Law in Entrepreneurship (Offered J-Term 2018):
Formerly LAW-AD 224J) Law in Entrepreneurship seeks to prepare students for the interconnectedness of global startup organizations and the internal and external legal environments. The course will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial strategy with a focus on law as a basic framework. The course will provide students with the fundamental and practical knowledge of legal competitiveness for enterprises and will introduce students to a broad range of legal issues encountered by founders and business executives and will also help students develop a set of analytical perspectives for making judgments when such issues arise. Students will act in the roles of key decision-makers or their advisors and solve problems related to the development of the competitive advantage of the enterprise in a given market. While the chief concern of those who create and manage businesses of any kind is often in the mechanics of the business itself, law is an integral part of running the machine that is an enterprise. It is law that sets certain standards for the setting in which a business operates and provides the framework to codify the business’ own standards. Thus, insight into the law becomes a significant tool in the business leader’s repertoire. It allows you to be mindful of the business’ limits and knowledgeable about in what manner the business can be strengthened. Students will visit Proctor & Gamble, the Abu Dhabi Courts, and meet the Tourism and Promotion Manager from TCA and speaker at the World Economic Forum
LEAD-UH 3001 Business Acceleration and Disciplined Entrepreneurship:
(Formerly LEAD-AD 300) This course provides a framework for teams to move from an idea about a product or service to forming a viable company. Students will walk through initial customer discovery, market size, customer value, marketing to customers and many other areas. The process will allow students to understand their idea, the competitive landscape, the scale and economics of their potential business and have a sense of customer needs as it relates to their product or service.
LEAD-UH 1001J Critical Issues in Social Entrepreneurship: Innovations in the Middle East:
Formerly LEAD-AD 115J) Social Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and growing field that may be defined in various ways, yet at its core is about using evolved business thinking and practices to change the world. This course provides an introduction to the topic through discussion of how social entrepreneurs develop their ideas of social and environmental innovation, how they fund/finance their ventures, the ways in which they overcome the challenges of integrating various levels of economic performance with social/environmental impact and the types of organizations social entrepreneurs create (for-profit, non-profit, cooperative, hybrid, etc). Through a "deep dive" case study of a leading social enterprise, Sekem Group in Egypt, students will explore the relevance of social entrepreneurship in a changing world and heighten our understanding of the potential we each hold to be "change makers."
ENGRN-UH 1111J Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
(Formerly ENGR-AD 297J) NOTE: This course is open to NYUAD students only. By taking this course, students gain the tools and knowledge to develop a comprehensive new venture that is scalable, repeatable and capital efficient. The course helps students formulate new business ideas through a process of ideation and testing. Students test the viability of their ideas in the marketplace and think through the key areas of new venture. The first part of the course helps students brainstorm about new ideas and test the basic viability of those ideas through of process of design and real world tests. After an idea is developed students work towards finding a scalable, repeatable business model. The course covers customer discovery, market sizing, pricing, competition, distribution, funding, developing a minimal viable product and many other facets of creating a new venture. The course ends with students having developed a company blueprint and final investor pitch. Course requirements include imagination, flexibility, courage, getting out of the building, and passion.
ECON-UH 4050 Capstone Seminar - Entrepreneurship and Finance:
By reading and discussing research papers in a specific subfield of Entrepreneurship or Finance students acquire familiarity with current research methods and topics. Topics vary from semester to semester
ECON-UH 3500 Topics in Entrepreneurship and Finance:
In this course students work through academic research papers in the area of XX that are closely connected to the research interests of the professor. One of the outcomes is a research proposal that each student prepares. Students can take multiple versions of this course for credit.
BUSOR-UH 1007 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Offered Spring 2018):
Introduction to Entrepreneurship is an introductory course intended to provide students with a foundation in terms of the role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. The students will get an understanding of what entrepreneurship is, they will develop entrepreneurial skills and eventually write a real-life business plan, which they can further develop after the course. During this course we will focus on the creation of new businesses, the ways that they come into being, and what determines their success. This course is a mix of theory and practice and also integrates a number of other disciplines such as finance, strategic management, marketing human resource management, economics and psychology.
Engineering at NYUAD is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. The uniqueness of the program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e) into all phases of study.
Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship:
The courses in this pre-professional area are designed for students to study the dynamics of social innovation, organizational change, and transformative leadership — with a particular focus on the not-for-profit and government sectors.
LEAD-AD 212 Special Topics in Leadership and Social Innovation:
This course is taught by leading management and policy scholars from around the world who are in residence in Abu Dhabi. The content is oriented toward the scholar’s expertise and the evolving landscape of leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
ENGR-UH 1021J Design and Innovation:
The course introduces students to concepts of innovation, sourcing, shaping, and evaluating ideas and inventions. The labs require students to use existing innovations to create and build prototypes of new technology/design products, with real-life constraints.
CADT-UH 1005 Creativity and Innovation:
The heart of this course is the Personal Creativity Project – an opportunity for students to actively practice creativity by designing and executing a project of their choice. Students will develop a personal creativity philosophy, based on the fusion of readings, study, discussion, and experience.
LEAD-AD 501 Entrepreneurs in Training:
The purpose of the course is to enable student entrepreneurs to research and develop a viable, realistic business proposal for a start-up company in the UAE. An inaugural, NYUAD Entrepreneurs in Training Advisory Board has been commissioned to guide and evaluate the progress of the business proposal.
SRPP-AD 122 Entrepreneurship:
The seminar introduces the classical and contemporary writings on the rise of entrepreneurial capitalism in the West and the global diffusion of modern entrepreneurial spirit and firm. We then focus on research on entrepreneurship using secondary sources and data available through the internet.
LEAD-AD 300 Business Acceleration and Disciplined Entrepreneurship:
The course provides a framework for teams to move from an idea about a product or service to forming a viable company. Our process will allow students to understand their idea, the competitive landscape, the scale and economics of their potential business and have a sense of customer needs as it relates to their product or service.
LEAD-AD 115J Critical Issues in Social Entrepreneurship: Innovations in the Middle East:
This course provides an introduction to the topic through discussion of how social entrepreneurs develop their ideas of social and environmental innovation, how they fund/finance their ventures, the ways in which they overcome the challenges of integrating various levels of economic performance with social/environmental impact and the types of organizations social entrepreneurs create (for-profit, non-profit, cooperative, hybrid, etc).
ENGR-AD 297J Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
The course helps students gain the tools and knowledge to develop a comprehensive new venture that is scalable, repeatable and capital efficient.
LAW-AD 224J Law in Entrepreneurship:
The course provides students with the fundamental and practical knowledge of legal competitiveness for enterprises and will introduce them to a broad range of legal issues encountered by founders and business executives and will also help them develop a set of analytical perspectives for making judgments when such issues arise.
College of Global Public Health
PADM-GP 4188 The Business and Psychology of Social Entrepreneurship:
Roll up your sleeves. This course is about addressing social problems and changing the world by using your signature strengths in the service of others. We will examine the ever-evolving theory and practice of social entrepreneurship around the globe, covering multiple change-making roles required for successful social entrepreneurship, including the visionary, the infrastructure engineer & manager, and the media & arts contributor. To this end, you and a small team of your peers will be invited to collaborate on a social enterprise business plan of your own design. The semester will progress as an informal laboratory where you will be required to use both sides of your brain observing, experimenting with, and helping shape what it means to be a social entrepreneur. Our objectives will be to learn about the history, context and varied definitions of social entrepreneurship, to observe effective examples of it in action, and to decipher key success factors and benefits, as well as risks and strategies for mitigating them. In addition, you will be guided through a multi-phase process of self-exploration, social analysis, business strategy, organizational structure and constructive peer critique -- all with the end goal of crafting a business plan for changing the world.
UGPH-GU 90 Topics in Public Health: Controversies and Debates:
A new GIPH course focused on creating sustainable and scalable Public Health business models, either as stand-alone entities or within a larger corporation. Teams of undergraduate students will explore specific Public Health needs that can be addressed via innovative, entrepreneurial ventures and gain increased business and entrepreneurship skills in a Public Health context.
GPH-GU 2296 Public Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Offered Spring 2018):
This course helps current and future public health practitioners develop skills to create innovative, sustainable, and scalable solutions that address public health challenges. Student teams explore gaps in the availability, accessibility, acceptability, adequacy, and appropriateness of health-related goods and services in target communities and propose innovations that would narrow those gaps and improve health outcomes. Then, using a stepwise, structured approach, the teams develop and refine a business model for the innovation.