Course Descriptions in Entrepreneurship

MGMT 343 (425). Entrepreneurship. Credit 3(3-0). This course examines the unique aspects of small businesses. Attention will be given to competitive strategy, regulatory environment, and sources of financing. The role of the small business within the macro economy is also explored. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F;S) 

MGMT 485 (460). Special Topics in Entrepreneurship. Credit 3(3-0) Topics included in this course address selected issues in entrepreneurship, and will vary each semester. Minority entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, franchising, technology in small businesses, and critical success factors for new ventures are examples of some of the topical areas examined. Prerequisite: MGMT 425 or permission of instructor. (S;SS) 

MGMT 347 (468). Entrepreneurial Financing. Credit 3(3-0).This course examines financing the start-up of a new business venture or growing venture. The advantages and disadvantages of the sources of new venture financing are studied from commercial banks, angel funding, private placement, venture capitalist, public equity markets and financial plan preparation. Prerequisite: MGMT 425 and FIN 453. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 442 (470). Marketing for Entrepreneurs. Credit 3(3-0).This course is designed to address the reality of marketing in a start-up venture. Topics in this course include, but are not limited to, marketing to investors, marketing products/services without a marketing budget, applying marketing concepts within the realm of entrepreneurial company challenges and developing and maintaining key internal and external marketing relationships. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 345 (472). Entrepreneurship Consulting. Credit 3(3-0).This course offers students a unique opportunity to develop consulting skills and entrepreneurial expertise by working as student consultants and interns, individually or in teams, with start-up and early-stage companies. Emphasis is placed on the consulting process including evaluation of various aspects of the business, identification of operational and strategic planning problems, development of recommendations, and preparation of a final report. A review of teamwork, report writing, business presentations, and ethical aspects of student consulting is also provided. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 349 (475). New Venture Creation. Credit 3(3-0).This course integrates theory and concepts from entrepreneurship and other courses to help students implement their business ideas. The course addresses such topics as conducting an in-depth market analysis, preparing a product or service design, developing a marketing campaign, building a realistic financial forecast, and completing other pre-launch activities. Working with mentors individually or in teams, students will refine their business ideas into effective written and oral presentations ready to seek funding and to begin operation. Prerequisites: MGMT 425; permission of instructor. (F;S;SS)

MGMT 398 (499). Internship in Entrepreneurship. Credit 3(3-0).This course provides experiential learning in entrepreneurship. Students work directly with entrepreneurs and participate in activities which give them a comprehensive understanding about owning and operating a business. Prerequisite: MGMT 425.

MGMT 446 (525). Entrepreneurial Strategy. Credit 3(3-0).This course focuses on development of skills for intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and evaluation to include integration of knowledge of the functional strategies needed to successfully develop and manage new entrepreneurial ventures. Topics to be covered include sources of ideas about potential new business ventures, new venture financing options, environmental analysis, assessing risk, resources, and marketing through the different stages of business growth. Prerequisite: MGMT 425. (F;S;SS) SS)