OSCM 430: Design Thinking for Innovative Operations

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to an approach to decision making called design thinking. Design thinking is a way of working with user-centered innovation to address problems. Design thinking emphasizes deep user understanding, iteration, and a focus on possibilities as a way to enhance value creation for stakeholders. Design thinking has gained in popularity both in industry and in governments in the last decade and is an important contrast to the more traditional linear view of problem solving. The course will study the concepts and applications of design thinking and will allow students to engage in the design thinking process in an operational innovation context. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: OM 301C, L301, 303C, L303, OSCM 303C, 303XS, OM 303XS, MBUS 306C, 306XS or L306.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the Ineligible to take OSCM crses, terminated from BU major or terminated from ISOM major attributes may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.