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BUS 237 — The New Economics of Disruptive Technologies

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Nov 29
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Unit: 1
Tuition: $575
Instructor(s): Kartik Gada
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 22
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 27—Nov 29
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
1 Unit
Kartik Gada
Please Note: No class on November 22
The increasing volume, depth, and complexity of technological disruptions in the modern age have divided society between those who astutely pursue opportunities created from technological disruptions, and those who are caught unprepared or have difficulty keeping up with so many changes. This course will teach students how to position themselves and their employers more favorably in this era of rapid technological change.

We will address one highly visible disruptive technology each week, including artificial intelligence, 3D printing, financial technology (FinTech), quantum computing, alternative/virtual reality, and the Internet of Things, among others. We will analyze why certain industries are being disrupted by the technology we’re examining, and how the landscape within and around affected industries is being rearranged. We will examine how seemingly unrelated technological disruptions are actually interconnected and self-reinforcing, and how to evaluate an industry for indicators of imminent technological disruption. Finally, we will examine methods to identify new business opportunities within each technological disruption, and how to increase the chances of seeing these opportunities early. This course will be valuable for individuals seeking to transition to new fields of technology, managers seeking to adapt their organizations and business models for these technologies, and those who simply find trends in technological progress to be exciting and inspiring.

Kartik Gada, Executive Director, Woodside Capital Partners

Kartik Gada specializes in M&A for companies representing the most advanced technologies. He is the author of The ATOM, an ebook about the new economics of technology. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.