Entrepreneurship

Note: Enrollment in 300- and 400-level entrepreneurship courses requires admission to the upper-division of the Business School (including meeting specific GPA requirements and completion of eight Business School pre-major courses with grades of at least C- in all eight courses). Certain courses (ENT 301, ENT 305, and ENT 320) may be taken as part of a pre-approved minor in business with a management concentration.

 

300s

ENT 301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3
Prereq.: MKT 295 with a grade of C- or higher; junior standing; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Focuses on how businesses are started. Includes recognizing opportunities and risks, gathering resources to convert opportunities into businesses. Develops the skills to evaluate and formulate a business plan.

ENT 305 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures 3
Prereq.: ENT 301 with a grade of at least C-; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Combines the analysis and evaluation of methods used to fund entrepreneurial ventures with the creation of a business plan for a new enterprise. Fall.

ENT 320 Managing a Growing Business 3
Prereq.: ENT 301 with grade of at least C-; MGT 295 with a grade of at least C-; and (1) grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements or (2) pre-approved minor. Focuses on management decisions in resource allocation, human resource management, marketing policies and control mechanisms that contribute to growth and value creation in business. Case studies and exercises concentrate on opportunities and problems unique to growing firms. Spring.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

ENT 499 Field Study in Entrepreneurship 3
Prereq.: ENT 301 with grade of at least C-; ENT 305 with grade of at least C-; grades of at least C- in the eight pre-major courses; and meeting upper-division Business School GPA requirements. Provides students with a practical knowledge of entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses by working closely with individual entrepreneurs to develop a business plan or complete a significant, applied business study, or by developing a business plan for a venture of the student's own choosing. Spring.

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