Program-Specific Tracks

MASTERS OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT PATHWAY

To complete the I&E Certificate, Masters of Engineering Management students take two electives, and a Narrative Design Seminar. Masters of Engineering Management students are exempt from I&E 800 Business and Organizational Fundamentals. Students must complete all courses by the time they graduate from their Masters program. 

ELECTIVES

Students may choose up to two electives from the following list of EGRMGMT courses, or substitute one or two courses from the Elective list on the Current Students page

EGRMGMT 512 Product Management in High Tech Companies
EGRMGMT 513 Product Development
EGRMGMT 556 Duke MEM Consulting Practicum Program
EGRMGMT 572 Innovation Management in Technology-based Organizations
EGRMGMT 574 Commercializing Technology Innovations: Turning Visions into Value 
EGRMGMT 576 Design Thinking and Innovation
EGRMGMT 578 Designing Customer Experiences 
EGRMGMT 579 Using Real Time Data to Improve Customer Experience
EGRMGMT 590 Managing Product Design 

I&E 745 – NARRATIVE DESIGN SEMINAR SERIES

This course is normally offered:
•    Spring Semester (1 credit)
•    Fall Semester (1 credit)
•    Graduate Summer Academy (non-credit bearing)

The Narrative Design seminar complements the Certificate coursework by helping students learn to communicate why others should value their ideas and innovations. Students will focus on common principles of storytelling, as well as concepts from theorists to develop appreciation of narrative’s role and structure to facilitate understanding and incite action. Students will then work in small groups to workshop presentations to prepare for an end-of-semester group pitch event in which each student presents to the audience.

*I&E 745 is required for all I&E Graduate Certificate students, except those who take BIOETHIC 702 Communication for Scientists.

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Pathway

To complete the I&E Certificate, Occupational Therapy doctoral students take Business & Organization Fundamentals (recommended summer after first year), a Narrative Design Seminar (recommended fall of second year), and two electives (recommended spring of second year). Students must complete all courses by the time they graduate from their program. 

I&E 800 – BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FUNDAMENTALS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION 

We recommend OT-D students take this course in the summer after their first year, except students in the Class of 2025, who should take the course in Spring 2024. The course number for the summer course is GS 990. This course is also offered during spring (3 credits).

Using entrepreneurship as a backdrop, this course provides a broad overview of business, including practical business fundamentals and theoretical frameworks for critical thinking. Students will experience the early stages of a typical startup, examine theoretical basis for startup success, understand managing and operating within an organization, and conduct a business analysis of competing companies. 

I&E 745 – NARRATIVE DESIGN SEMINAR 

We recommend OT-D students take this course during the fall of their second year. This course is also offered during spring semester (1 credit) or during Graduate Summer Academy (non-credit bearing, but counts towards the Certificate).

The Narrative Design seminar complements the Certificate coursework by helping students learn to communicate why others should value their ideas and innovations. Students will focus on common principles of storytelling, as well as concepts from theorists to develop appreciation of narrative’s role and structure to facilitate understanding and incite action. Students will then work in small groups to workshop presentations to prepare for an end-of-semester group pitch event in which each student presents to the audience. 

ELECTIVES 

Students choose up to two electives from the following list of OT courses, or substitute one or two courses from the electives list on the Current Students page.  We recommend OT students take their elective courses during the spring of their second year.  

OT 620 Occupational Justice and Social Entrepreneurship  
OT 621 Becoming a Social Entrepreneur