In the last five years, 50 scholarships, worth $6.7M in total, were awarded through the Batten Scholars Program.
Among the courses offered in 2021 were
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work ▪ Creativity and Design Thinking ▪ Digital Product Management ▪ Due Diligence in Seed Funds ▪ Effectual Entrepreneurship ▪ Emerging Topics in Technology & Operations Management ▪ Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity ▪ Entrepreneurial Thinking ▪ Innovation and Design Experience ▪ Marketing Technology Products ▪ Prototyping and Product Development ▪ Software Design & Development ▪ Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Policy
Two-thirds of all MBA students take at least one, and typically several, courses related to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.
Note: In 2017, all first-year students were enrolled in “Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action (IDEA),” a required, 7-week, team-based, experiential course. The large enrollment number for that year reflects this special offering.
Batten Faculty Fellows are nominated each year from the Darden faculty who teach courses and conduct research on topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. Over $9M were contributed to the salaries of the Batten Faculty Fellows in the last five years.
Tallied here are articles and books authored by the current Batten Faculty Fellows
In addition to 42 articles and 9 books, these faculty produced over 250 cases and teaching/technical notes in these five years.
The Batten Venture Internship Program subsidizes promising startups’ cost of hiring Darden student summer interns. In the last five years, 160 such internships were facilitated, with $760K awarded in subsidies.
More than 100 student ventures were supported in the last five years. Those ventures received over $600K in grants during this time.
In 2021 academic year, 24 ventures were supported through the newly expanded independent study venturing program.
The Institute organized a range of co-curricular, academic and industry events — including conferences, competitions and roundtables — in cities in the US (Charlottesville, Washington DC, San Francisco, Austin) and in other regions (Germany, India, Hong Kong).
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