Course Descriptions

ENTR 301: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3 Semester Credit Hours

This course introduces the student to the basic elements and critical tools of entrepreneurship. Students will begin with an entrepreneurial self-analysis and will have the opportunity to conceptualize a new venture idea and begin writing the business plan. Prerequisites: Junior Status and Permission of the Division of Professional Studies Chair. Offered on an irregular basis.

ENTR 302: New Venture Creation
3 Semester Credit Hours

This course examines new venture innovation, planning, and initiation.  It explores the mechanics of starting a business, including opportunity and industry analysis and entry strategies. Prerequisite: ENTR 301. Offered on an irregular basis.

ENTR 303: Entrepreneurship by the Numbers
3 Semester Credit Hours

This course begins the process of skill development within the framework of the student’s business plan. Students will research the areas of start-up and continuing cash flows, budgeting and control processes, accounting and information systems, risk assessment, and sources of venture funds. Prerequisite: ENTR 302. Offered on an irregular basis.

ENTR 404: Entrepreneurial Marketing and Management
3 Semester Credit Hours

This course completes the process of business plan development by including marketing research, the competitive environment, legal formation, intellectual property protection, and management development. Prerequisite: ENTR 302. Offered on an irregular basis.

ENTR 405: Finalizing the Business Plan
3 Semester Credit Hours

In this course, students will complete the final draft of their business plan. Students will refine their comprehensive business plan and submit it for competitive evaluation. Prerequisite: ENTR 404. Offered on an irregular basis.

ENTR 406: Issues in Entrepreneurship
3 Semester Credit Hours

This course focuses on issues of managing and ongoing, growing new venture. Emphasis will be placed on expanding existing markets, finding new markets, developing a “what’s next” strategy, and dealing with ethical and social responsibility issues. Prerequisite: ENTR 302. Offered on an irregular basis.