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Entrepreneurship Courses (ENT)

Courses for Undergraduates

196 Media Workshop (1:2)

May be repeated for a total of 3 hours.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Examination of specific aspects of broadcasting, film, and other media as provided by screenings and by instruction of industry professionals. (Fall & Spring) (Same as MST 196)

200 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance (3:3)

Introduction to problems and methods in business finance within the context of entrepreneurial ventures. Topics include business formation, sources of financing, financial statements, business valuation, budgeting, and measuring financial performance. (Same as FIN 200) (Summer)

201 Creativity, Innovation, and Vision (3:3)

GE Core: GSB

Creativity and innovation is examined through an interdisciplinary lens. We examine how creative and innovative thinking gives us the vision to see opportunities and how they impact society. (Fall & Spring) (Same as BUS 201)

204 Experimental Course: Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (3:3)

Provides students, in an intensive environment, with an assessment of their entrepreneurial potential and an introduction to the business discipline needed to convert potential into a sustainable endeavor. (Same as BUS 204) (Offered summer '08)

206 Campus Entrepreneurs (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing or permission of instructor; GPA of 2.0 or above

Students learn the basics of establishing a new business from idea to inception through the finalized business plan. Students may have the opportunity to establish a viable business on campus. (Same as BUS 206; formerly ENT 306)

215 The Economics of Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Pr. ECO 101 or 201

Study of entrepreneurship from history of economic thought perspective and application of such concepts to economic agents. Emphasis on economic thought, market activity, and economic growth. (Same as ECO 215) (Spring)

240 Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing; admission to an approved program

Introduction to the entrepreneurial experience including historical perspectives, the role of entrepreneurs in supporting the economy, the entrepreneurial process, venture creation, and innovation. (Same as BUS 240)

290 Entrepreneurship and the Internet (3:3)

Pr. MGT/ENT 240 or BUS/ENT 206

This introductory course provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation needed to become an entrepreneur able to conceive and develop business plans to create a new venture on the Internet. (Spring) (Same as ISM 290)

291 Entrepreneurship and Technology in Health Care (3:3)

Pr. junior standing; admission to an approved program

Introduces how technology helps create new business ventures in the health care industry. Health care delivery processes and mechanisms relevant to turning ideas into profitable opportunities will be addressed. (Summer) (Same as ISM 291)

292 IT Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Pr. ISM 280 or BUS/ENT 240; admission to an approved program

Fundamentals of advanced technologies are presented and entrepreneurial skills needed to manage the challenges inherent in attempting to take advantage of innovations driven from those technologies are discussed. (Same as ISM 292)

300 Ideas to Opportunities: Feasibility Analysis (3:3)

Pr. ENT/FIN 200 or ENT/FIN 315; or permission of instructor

Provides the knowledge and skills to develop a feasibility plan for a new business venture that will be the basis for developing a business plan. (Fall & Spring) (Same as BUS 300)

312 Economics of Technology (3:3)

Pr. ECO 101 or 201

Economic analysis of technological change. Topics include sources of productivity, inventive activity, entrepreneurship, innovation strategy, R&D management, patenting, and technology assessment. (Fall) (Same as ECO 312)

335 Entrepreneurial Finance (3:3)

Pr. FIN 315

This course focuses on financial analysis, financial forecasting, financing, capital costs, and working capital management of start-up businesses and existing businesses in the early stages of development. (Fall) (Same as FIN 335)

336 Opportunities to Action: Business Plan (3:3)

Pr. ENT/BUS 300

Provides the knowledge and skills to develop a feasibility plan into a business plan for a new venture, which culminates in a business plan competition. (Fall & Spring) (Same as BUS 336)

337 Family Business (3:3)

Overview of family business, including what is required for family harmony and business continuity. (Fall) (Same as BUS 337)

338 Franchising (3:3)

This course introduces the student to opportunities in franchising including becoming a franchisee or franchisor. (Fall) (Same as BUS 338)

339 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3:3)

Leadership theories, skills, and practices necessary for effectiveness in varied entrepreneurial settings, including private businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and social movements. (Summer) (Same as BUS 339)

340 Social Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing; admission to an approved program

Introduction to social entrepreneurship including identification of social problems and how they are solved through innovation, community impact, sustainability, ethical, scalable, economic value creation, and risk-taking efforts. (Fall & Spring) (Same as BUS 340)

342 International Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Creation and management of business ventures with international dimensions are examined, and economic and formal/informal institutions affecting entrepreneurship are discussed. (Same as BUS 342)

354 Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism (3:3)

Pr. HTM 151, ACC 201, ECO 201, MAT 112 or equivalent

Principles of hospitality entrepreneurship and hospitality business investment. Exploration of hospitality and tourism case studies to determine risks and rewards of investment in hospitality business concepts. (Fall) (Same as HTM 354)

403 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in MGT 312 or MKT 320; senior standing; admission to approved program

Focuses on marketing strategy, planning, and tactics for entrepreneurial firms. Addresses general marketing issues and specific “real world” marketing problems. Entrepreneurial firms serve as clients for student consulting teams. (Spring) (Same as MKT 403)

450 Directed Business Practice in Entrepreneurship (1–4:1:3–12)

Pr. junior standing; permission of instructor

Open to all majors.

Planned work experience approved in advance by instructor. Regularly scheduled class attendance as well as reading, writing, and skill practice assignments are required. (Same as BUS 450)

470 Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management (3:3)

Pr. MKT 320, FIN 315, SCM 302; admission to an approved program

Application of management principles to small business organizations. How to start a new enterprise. Requirements for successful operation of a small business. (Fall) (Same as BUS 470)

496 Advanced Media Workshop (1:2)

May be repeated for a total of 3 s.h.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Leadership role in examination of aspects of broadcasting, film, and other media through screenings and by instruction of industry professionals. (Fall & Spring) (Same as MST 496)

499 Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship (1–3)

Pr. junior standing; permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

Study of topics of common interest to those interested in entrepreneurship. Group discussion and study rather than independent study emphasized. Generally non-recurring topics studied. (Same as BUS 499)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

540 Social Entrepreneurship: Justice and a Green Environment (3:3)

Pr. upper division undergraduate or graduate student status

Interdisciplinary course in social entrepreneurship. Exploration of models for designing and implementing entrepreneurial projects that respond to social, economic, environmental, and justice issues. Introduction to direct action and evaluation. (Same as BUS 540, CST 540, SWK 540, WGS 540)

589 Experimental Course: Theatre Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Entrepreneurial concepts applied to the formation and management of a new theatre/performing arts company. (Offered fall '08)