- Every SEAM course requires student presentations. The students feel that this is invaluable in preparing for internships and adds an overall sense of self confidence. SEAM participants repeatedly use these skills that they will need as engineering managers; they feel this gives them an edge.
- SEAM students enjoy smaller classes with top faculty from the College of Engineering and the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
- Early class registration and early dorm move-in are distinct advantages.
Fall – Technology: Blessing or Curse? -a course that uses the acclaimed PBS series, Connections, as a blueprint to explore the surprising twists and turns that technological innovation has taken through the centuries and its impact on the very fabric of society. (Fulfills UK Core Requirements for Social Sciences).
Spring – Understanding Leadership -this one hour seminar course introduces students to concepts and skills related to leadership and targets undergraduate students who hold or aspire to leadership positions across campus or in their careers. This seminar focuses on leadership — theories about leadership, instances of leadership, questions about what makes leaders successful or not, and in what contexts.
Fall – The Engineering Enterprise Capsim simulation course. Students are engaged in “hands-on” learning about the codependent nature of engineering and business functions and decision making. Student teams compete as they learn to operate a multi-million dollar business.
Teams make decisions about research and development, marketing, production, finance, quality, and ethics while working their way through eight years of business operations. Additionally, lectures will deal with topics that may arise as the simulation progresses. For example, each team must select one of several alternative strategies so early lectures may address the theoretical and real-world challenges of creating, selecting, and deploying a strategy. Later teams will struggle with new-product development decisions; selected lectures may address the challenges and uncertainty of product development.
Spring – Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation is designed to offer students a sound theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship and the new venture creation process. Throughout this course, real cases and real entrepreneurs (i.e. Entrepreneur-Mentors—EMs) are used to complement the theoretical discussions on entrepreneurship.
Fall – Geography of the Global Economy. This course reviews the globalization of the world economy as a historical process with specific local, regional, and national outcomes. Students are introduced to the factors and dynamics of ongoing globalization of the economy. (Fulfills UK Core requirements for Global Citizenship.)
Spring – Introduction to Lean Systems addresses the fundamental concepts for production improvement utilizing lean principles and practices. This course consists of lectures, a process simulation laboratory, plant tours, design projects, and assigned problems drawn from industry.
Fall – Supply Chain Management The study of supply chain management involves the management of key business processes, the flow of goods and information, and relationships with fellow members of the supply chain. This course will introduce students to the terminology, concepts, and skills related to supply chain management.
Spring – One hour Senior SEAM Seminar addresses current topics related to technical enterprises.