Entrepreneurship Courses

Entrepreneurship Courses


ENTR 201: The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course identifies and analyzes the values, abilities, and personal attributes of entrepreneurs, with the premise that all people have the ability to be successful entrepreneurs. This course is the first of three required core courses in the entrepreneurship minor. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of creativity and innovation, creative problem solving and brainstorming, opportunity recognition, networking, technology utilization, effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication, new venture development and entrepreneurship as it relates to for-profit, not-for-profit, and social ventures. Offered Fall and Spring. (UG)

ENTR 301: The Entrepreneurial Skill Set (3)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. In this course, students will learn and develop the skills necessary to transition an idea into action. Building off of ENTR 201, students will utilize techniques to effect creative thinking in combination with the practical skills for implementation. They will learn how to identify the critical tasks and hurdles in building an entrepreneurial venture (social action, business idea, or other venture), brainstorm creative solutions, and identify the necessary means for realization. These challenges and the resulting solutions will fall within the following categories: competitive advantage, feasibility studies, financial forecasts, marketing plans and validated learning. Students will learn how to develop their leadership skills and organizational effectiveness with an emphasis on opportunity reconition. Prerequisite: ENTR 201. Offered Fall and Spring. (UG)

ENTR 401: Entrepreneurship in Action (3)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course is designed to explore entrepreneurial and business competencies by interconnecting ideas and objectives, through practical experience of assessing, planning, implementing, measuring and controlling a new business or social venture. Students will apply their knowledge of organizational management, best practices, problem solving, and strategic planning on real business scenarios. The course is relevant to entrepreneurs from all disciplines who want to develop a business venture in realistic terms, or to develop new ventures inside existing organizations.It is also relevant to students who are interested in pursuing social ventures, establishing non-profit organizations and creating a business with a strong mission. Prerequisites: ENTR 201 and ENTR 301. Offered Fall and Spring. (UG)