Sep 22, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Disruptive Innovation Minor

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Disruptive innovation results from a discovery that radically changes an existing economic or social system. Successful entrepreneurs understand that disruption is only the beginning, and lasting innovation requires both creativity in generating fresh, bold new ideas, and an understanding of the constant interplay of economic, technological, cultural and social forces that drive the use and consumption of products, goods and services. Innovators who maintain success and momentum over long periods have learned to anticipate and adapt to trends by focusing on the needs and opportunities presented by society itself, and by utilizing the techniques of human-centered design to identify and solve problems that matter. This minor offering from USC’s revolutionary Iovine and Young Academy offers a uniquely interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand, nurture and drive innovation. The course work in this minor delivers a range of fundamental theories, frameworks and experiences to augment and enhance the knowledge students are gaining in their majors with an understanding of the techniques, methods and methodologies of the world’s greatest innovators.

Additional electives, including in other schools at USC, will be considered through student advisement.

Information on how to apply for the minor can be found at:

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