Required of all Rady MBA students, the entrepreneurial capstone Lab to Market course sequence puts your core curriculum and elective knowledge to work. In this unique, action-learning based course sequence, you explore a project of significance to you by learning to assess which innovations are worth pursuing while bringing those concepts successfully to the marketplace. Lab to Market takes you out of the more structured academic framework of the core curriculum and puts you in a real-world environment, evaluating and pursuing potential business opportunities in collaboration with a team of classmates.
CIID houses multiple business accelerators, including StartR and mystartupXX. All of these programs, combined with the many other unique learning opportunities of the Rady School, provide students with the opportunity to explore the many sides of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Rady faculty invest, in class and out, in their students. They are accessible and approachable, welcoming questions, projects and ideas. Their office doors are open and they can be found holding extra review sessions, working with students on independent study projects and at MBA coffee hours.
As a billion-dollar research enterprise situated in the heart of one of the most densely concentrated innovation hubs in the nation, UC San Diego is a unique place where fresh ideas are translated into solutions to benefit society—from climate science and the human microbiome to nanotechnology and social mobility.