- Each course is 3 credit hours, and each virtual lab is 1.5 credit hours, so students earn a total of 12 credit hours in the TI:GER program.
- All TI:GER courses are MBA electives and count toward the MBA degree.
- Each course meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. once weekly. Class sessions include discussions, exercises, workshops, and lectures so students gain the knowledge necessary for technology innovation.
- Each lab is virtual (that is, asynchronous online); students complete each weekly lab assignment at times convenient for them. In virtual labs, TI:GER students conduct interviews and observational fieldwork to acquire and develop the practical skills essential for success in their innovation projects.
While taking courses, TI:GER students work on innovation projects. TI:GER projects come from Ph.D. or MBA students and from CDL-Atlanta. Technologies and projects can differ every term. Recent projects include biotech, biomedical, communications technology, health care technology, information technology, materials technology, robotics, sensors, and software.
TI:GER is the educational program for the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL-Atlanta), which is a global milestone-based mentoring program for massively-scalable science-based startups. CDL-Atlanta is directed and operated from the Strategy and Innovation academic area at Scheller College. The curriculum in the TI:GER program prepares MBA and Ph.D. students to work with CDL-Atlanta startups.
During the first TI:GER course, all students work on Ph.D. or MBA student projects. In the second and third TI:GER courses, students work primarily on projects from CDL-Atlanta.