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  Feb 23, 2018
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Concentration in Leadership and Innovation in Computing (CLIC)

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This concentration targets students who are interested in pursuing innovations in the computing field that can have an impact on society, who want to bridge their technical degree with business, and who are motivated to further increase their knowledge of the entrepreneurship and business functions of the computing industry. Students will be taught to identify and pursue innovative entrepreneurship opportunities in high-tech computing areas, to understand the computing business environment and the roles of core business divisions (such as marketing and accounting), to integrate entrepreneurial and computing skills, and to work effectively in globally distributed teams.

Students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, who have successfully completed CSC 14 , 15 , and 16  and have an overall average of at least C in these courses, are eligible to declare the concentration. If interested, they should speak with the program coordinator prior to declaring the concentration.

CLIC Requirements - Semester Hours: 18

1. Major Requirements

All the requirements for the major in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

2. The following four courses offered by the Zarb School of Business*:

3. Internship in Computer Science and Computer Engineering - Semester Hours: 3

4. Senior Requirements

(a) Senior Design Project

A two-semester Independent Senior Design Project sequence (2 s.h.) as follows:

(b) Two senior seminar courses:

  • CSC 198F - Senior Seminar Semester Hours: .5
  • CSC 198S - Senior Seminar Semester Hours: .5
  • to be paired with the Independent Senior Design courses: in both semesters students must take simultaneously an Independent Senior Design Course and a Senior Seminar course. Interested students will have the opportunity to work on globally distributed teams.

5. Grade requirement

All courses in the concentration must be taken with a grade of C- or better.


* Non-business majors may take no more than 25 percent of their course work in business subjects.
** IT 14 , usually a prerequisite for ENTR 120 , is waived for Computer Science students enrolled in CLIC.
*** Note that MKT 101  is a corequisite for ENTR 120 .

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