INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Applied Competitive Intelligence

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27513
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Kessler, April
Room: UTA 1.212
Days:  Mon
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic Description:
Applied Competitive Intelligence

This experiential learning class will provide students with real-world startup experience and allow students to apply the skills they learned in the Competitive Intelligence class on projects for two startup companies over the semester. Students will work directly with the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Practicum class made up of students from McCombs School of Business, the School of Law, the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy and the College of Natural Sciences. Students would serve on the TVL team as the embedded researcher providing secondary market research on market validation and competitive analysis. Students will also teach the TVL team about research strategies and resources as well as participate in the primary research developed and conducted by the TVL team. Students will provide research and consulting to local startups on their most pressing challenges in order to Accelerate startups in taking their products to market and making a funding decisions.

* Prerequisite: INF 382P: Competitive Intelligence Resources & Strategies

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