New for the Class of 2017, First Year students will take a course called "Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship in Action" or IDEA.Check out the What's the Big IDEA page to follow along with the students' journey in this new course.The IDEA course will give students experience working on real-world, global projects of consequence, which have a high degree of ambiguity and uncertainty. Over seven weeks, students — organized in teams — will take on live field projects sponsored by corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.The class will build on a foundation of:Design ThinkingAgile Project ManagementData AnalyticsEffectuationLean Startup“Our goal here is to make Darden students the best prepared in the world to make effective decisions when facing real-world ambiguity. Our world needs innovative solutions to open-ended problems, and we want to equip our students with the tools they need to innovate the future.” Mike Lenox Associate Dean for Innovation Programs Academic Director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.