ENT 201 (formerly BUS 170): EXPERIENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP (F)
This course seeks to help students identify and exercise their latent entrepreneurial spirit. This course differs from most other courses in that the primary goal is not merely the acquisition of knowledge and the primary form of instruction is not lecture-based. Instead, this course provides students with an opportunity to develop skills such as creative thinking, opportunity identification, problem solving, communication, comprehensive business planning and task execution, leadership, and collaboration.
For each semester this course is offered, the class will work collectively on a project that addresses a problem or opportunity in the market. These opportunities can exist in existing enterprises (as in a way of doing something better), an unmet market need, new product innovation, or a venture in social entrepreneurship.
ENT 301: Entrepreneurial Applications -- Capstone Experience (S)
This course will focus on the delivery of a thorough and detailed business plan of each student’s concept or in conjunction with an existing enterprise. Work will be largely independent on this project, though supervised regularly by faculty and through interim presentations to the class.
Students will also be expected to participate in a range of entrepreneurship exploration discussions that may be relevant to their field of study or interests. These special interest tracks will dive deeper into the challenges and key business areas that are important to that type of venture or enterprise. The goal of this approach is to provide education around specific business principles that are important across all businesses, while broadly considering the needs of non-business major students who are seeking advice and guidance on business areas relevant to their interests.
The format of this course is 50% instructional, 25% lab, and 25% special topics research. Students will be expected to complete reflective papers following lab and special topics research along with deliverables outlined in support of their own planned or envisioned ventures.
Prerequisites: ENT 201 or ISBT 333 or business major junior status.
ENT 354: GROWING A BUSINESS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (S)
(CROSS-LISTED WITH MGT 354)
The actual art and practice of managing a small enterprise. Concepts and methods for decision making and being competitive. Actual cases with live situations and outside speakers from all areas—business, government, and organized labor—impinging on the small entrepreneur today. Prerequisites: ENT 201 and ENT 301 or BUS 101 and BUS 208 or ISBT 333 and ISBT 334.