Entrepreneurship (ENTR)

ENTR 110 CREATIVITY AND IDEA DEVELOPMENT (3)

Focuses on creativity and thinking creatively. Topics include developing creative abilities, opportunity recognition, creating a new product/service, and pitches for the new product/service. Prerequisite: minor standing or department permission.

ENTR 120 ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS (3)

Distinctive knowledge, skills, strategies, and structures, required for entrepreneurial ventures, including analyses of business, societal, personal, and interpersonal issues. Students will gain insights of the entrepreneurial process through direct investigation of real-world entrepreneurs. GenEd II.B.3.

ENTR 215 START-UP BASICS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS (3)

Introduces students to important business concepts that will help them to run a business. Helps to prepare non-business major students with knowledge and skills needed for upper level courses in entrepreneurship. Topics covered include economics, understanding business financial measures, types of financing available to entrepreneurs and data analyses.

ENTR 345 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIETY (3)

Entrepreneurship and the creation of new ventures continue to have an amazing impact on economies and societies. Discover why and how this is happening by examining how entrepreneurship has evolved, by historical examples in multiple cultures, and how the past shapes entrepreneurship today. Prerequisites: BUAD Major, Junior Standing.

ENTR 355 ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATIONS AND PATHWAYS (3)

Introduces the entrepreneurial process including a focus on the identification and evaluation of opportunities. Discusses the importance of innovation, creating a business concept and business models. Develop business ideas and evaluate them for potential formation of a new venture.

ENTR 380 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)

Interest in Social Entrepreneurship (SE) has been growing both domestically and internationally. Many people have a desire to make the world a better place and are utilizing SE to create mission-driven ventures. Social entrepreneurs expand the role of entrepreneurship beyond mere innovation and profit. This course helps students understand how SE uses traditional entrepreneurship practices of innovation, adaptability and opportunity exploration to address social needs.

ENTR 401 CONSULTING WORKSHOP (3)

Series of modules that addresses various aspects of the consulting experience and involves actual consulting interventions. Prerequisites: ENTR 355 and major/senior standing.

ENTR 402 FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3)

Distinctive strategies, structures, and skills required to lead closely-held and family firms through change and growth. The agency relationship between ownership and management has specific dynamics and strategic challenges when facing change and growth. Prerequisites: ENTR 355; major or minor standing; senior standing.

ENTR 403 INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)

Exposure to the processes and challenges associated with a business entering foreign markets. Through working with tangible clients, students will develp the skills to develop a persuasive business plan, identify key resources for entrepreneurial success, manage client-consultant relations and learn numerous other diverse skills utilized in international consulting. Prerequisites: ENTR 355 and senior/major standing.

ENTR 410 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION (3)

Focuses on developing a business plan for a successful new venture. Topics include opportunity evaluation, feasibility analysis, creating persuasive pitches for the business idea, competitive analysis, profiling the target market, developing financial forecasts and presentation of a business plan in a competitive style format. Prerequisite: ENTR 355.

ENTR 470 SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

Course content varies with each topic. In-depth study of contemporary business issues and how they affect current entrepreneurship practices. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: major standing; sophomore/junior/senior standing.

ENTR 498 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE MANAGEMENT (3)

Provides students the opportunity to apply concepts, research techniques, analytical thinking, report writing, and negotiation skills. The course is case-based in which the students will consider problems from the perspective of entrepreneurs, small business managers and consultants. The cases, based on actual organizations, will contain complex problems relevant to entrepreneurship. Prerequisites: ENTR 355 and senior standing.