Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Entrepreneurship Emphasis

The drone market has been rapidly growing with various industries integrating drones into their daily operations. Drones provide new opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Industries are primed for entrepreneurial growth on all fronts. In this emphasis you will gain insight on drone management topics including: Integration, Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain Management and Legal Considerations. You will also examine the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules, and prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Explore new and innovative use cases for drones, in existing commercial applications, modern businesses, and industries.

 

Undergraduate Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses

AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot

3 Credits

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore FAA regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the FAA Part 107 UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

Completion of AVI 200, does not lead to certification. Upon successful completion of AVI 200, students will be prepared to take the FAA Part 107. Once students pass the exam, they will be eligible for certification as a drone pilot. Certification is granted by the Federal Aviation Administration and not by the University of Arizona Global Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to locate an approved PSI Testing Center

BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 Credits

This dynamic course is based on a unique model of entrepreneurial methodology developed by Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Entrepreneurship encompasses imagining the unknown, taking inspired action, and embracing uncertainty to create a new future. It involves the identification, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to address challenges and to solve problems. Students will learn how to use imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to bring new ideas to fruition that inspire others. Students will create a feasible blueprint for a venture opportunity idea of their own. This course will be the beginning of the journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

BUS 433 New Business Strategy

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide prospective entrepreneurs with information and tools for evaluating opportunities for starting a new firm—how to choose markets for entry, when to enter, and what resources and capabilities it will take to enter and provide a platform for future growth. Prerequisite: BUS 362.

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