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Entrepreneurship

ENT 1000   INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

credits: 3  
This is a practical course designed to assist students in determining if they have the traits and skill set to be entrepreneurs. It is designed for students who think they may want to start a business for the first time or for those already in business seeking to expand or diversify. Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of creating and running a business and on teaching the skills and tools for effective decision making. Topics will include: feasibility studies, SWOT analysis (strengths, weakness, opportunities, threats), market research, opportunity recognition, idea and product development, team formation, resource funding, and basics for business plan development. 47 contact hours.

ENT 1012   ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENT 1000. This course seeks to provide the knowledge, skills and tools for students to successfully plan, design and manage a new business venture. It is intended for those students considering self-employment for the first time or for those who are already committed as entrepreneurs. The processes of launching an entrepreneurial venture and learning the skills and techniques necessary for effective management, growth and exit strategy will be covered in the course. Students will analyze the decision making models and strategies and apply them in the management of business ventures. 47 contact hours.

ENT 2010   PLANNING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite ENT 1000: This is a practical course designed to guide students through the process of planning and preparing a business plan for the purposes of launching and funding an entrepreneurial venture. It is created and developed for students who have a business idea they are interested in pursuing as a start-up company or have an existing business they are planning to expand or diversify. Emphasis will be placed on the necessary research and analysis that is a required part of writing a business plan and the basics for launching and financing a new venture. 47 contact hours.

ENT 2120   ENTREPRENEURIAL MARKETING & SALES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENT 1000. This course provides the knowledge, skills and tools for students to successfully plan and research the marketing components and financial aspects of launching a new business venture. This is a practical course intended for those students considering self-employment for the first time or for those who are already committed as entrepreneurs and seeking to expand or diversify their product or service offerings. Students will research target markets, pricing and product placement, competition, study feasibility, and learn the budgeting process critical to business success. Students will analyze decision making models and strategies as they pertain to marketing, sales and financing a business venture. 47 contact hours.


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