Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Courses

ENTP 501 Entrepreneurship Essentials 3.0 Credits

This course is designed for any graduate student who would like to explore entrepreneurship as a career alternative. The course helps prepare the student by introducing a range of tools used by successful entrepreneurs in pursuit of opportunity, beginning with the individual as the cornerstone of enterprise, be it a proprietorship or growing a company. The course begins the path to entrepreneurship with the student gaining insight and facility regarding personal tools and skills that enhance the probability of success as an entrepreneur as well as explore how to frame an opportunity.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 535 Social Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to immerse graduate students in social entrepreneurship ventures through experiential learning. While introducing students to frameworks and methodologies that address societal problems through data-driven and market approaches, students will simultaneously work with a social entrepreneur in the development of their existing business or their business model.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 540 Methods of Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process, while examining entrepreneurship from a range of several scholarly contexts, including the social and behavioral sciences. The course introduces the student to the language of entrepreneurship and covers the initial stages of firm formation and initial development of entrepreneurial opportunities. Emphasis is given in this course to developing theoretical frameworks for enhancing entrepreneurial success.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 501 [Min Grade: C]

ENTP 545 Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets 3.0 Credits

This course is intended for students interested in launching an innovative venture in an emerging market. It will examine the social and environmental challenges that can impede the entrepreneurial venture in world economies. Students will understand how culture and local customs affect entrepreneurial ventures in five specific regions of the world: Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Students will also compare global entrepreneurship to the U.S. model of entrepreneurship.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 555 Dynamics of the Family Firm 3.0 Credits

Family firms make up more than two-thirds of the global economy. This course examines this unique business culture, characteristics, and interpersonal dynamics involved in family enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the opportunities and challenges most commonly found family-operated endeavors. Topics include succession, balancing both family and business roles, family dynamics, managing non-family employees, and advising family enterprises.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 565 Franchising 3.0 Credits

Nearly half of all global retail businesses are managed through franchising networks. Furthermore, franchising continues to grow rapidly worldwide and as a result, there is an increasing need among franchising firms for employees with franchising knowledge and experience. This course deals with the various aspects of starting, developing, and managing both franchise networks and franchises within those networks.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 611 Learning from Failure 3.0 Credits

This course will define failure, analyze the causes of it, and present students with a framework they can use to help them be better prepared for learning from failure in order to drive the entrepreneur's level of entrepreneurial preparedness for further enterprising activities. Through a series of in-depth reflections of personal and professional "failures" and challenges, graduate students will develop a portfolio of resilience mechanisms to better prepare them for an entrepreneurial life.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 621 Innovation & Ideation 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with tools, methods, and self-reflection techniques necessary to bring new ideas to reality while also providing them with ways to learn about how to test the viability of and response to their ideas in the market. Learning through iteration is a key component of this course as it is expected that the first version of any idea is not likely the last. Human-centered design methodologies will be front-and-center in this course from the perspective of how to innovate based not on the ideas of the innovator but based first on the needs of the customer. This course reviews the importance of innovation, not only in new products and services, but also in the underlying business models where unexpected sources of innovation can be found.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 631 Building Internal & External Relationships 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on how early relationships, roles, and reward decisions cause tensions within the founding team. It also covers founders’ recurring tension between keeping control of their ventures and attracting the resources needed to build the venture, initially, using founder/CEO succession as a microcosm of that tension and then broadening to key decisions throughout the founding process. This course introduces the next key players in the venture: cofounders and non-founding hires.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 641 Innovation in Established Companies 3.0 Credits

This course develops skills that are important for students who are interested in pursuing careers in an entrepreneurial setting and corporate venture activities. This course should be of interest to anyone who wants to develop their entrepreneurial thinking on various innovation approaches.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 651 Leading New Ventures 3.0 Credits

Starting and leading a new venture creates unique challenges for the entrepreneur as typically, this will be the first time they are in a leadership position. Some of these challenges stem from the context of the new venture itself – a company with scarce resources, little or no history and in many cases an unproven business model. Other challenges are more personal as they involve finding the appropriate leadership style and decision making models to employ in such a context. This course is designed to illustrate the leadership opportunities and challenges that face entrepreneurs and to provide them with the skills and competencies to effectively lead new ventures.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP 660 Early Stage Venture Funding 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of the process, opportunities and challenges associated with early stage venture funding. It exposes you to the concepts, practices and tools related to the funding needs of early stage ventures with a focus on bootstrapping, friends/family financing and angel-stage investment. Of particular focus will be the understanding of how angel investors and angel investment groups operate and how they make investment decisions.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BUSN 505 [Min Grade: C] and BUSN 506 [Min Grade: C]

ENTP 670 Clean Venture Lab 3.0 Credits

This course provides the groundwork to understanding new-venture development in clean-technology markets. A project-based course, students partner with a start-up clean-technology firm or research laboratory in the region and work together on a technology project. In class, students discuss challenges facing the entrepreneurial energy venture, examine technologies shaping the clean-tech industry, and hear from industry experts.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 501 [Min Grade: C] and ENTP 621 [Min Grade: C]

ENTP 690 The Lean Launch 3.0 Credits

In this course students will work on launching their own business. Students will spend the term de-risking their business assumptions through various tasks, such as surveying their customer base, meeting with partners and competitors, building prototypes, and validating a market need. Students will learn the iterative process of how a start-up actually works by using the Lean Start-Up model of new venture development. Finally, students will see how to rapidly iterate a product or service to build something customers will use and buy.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 501 [Min Grade: C] and ENTP 640 [Min Grade: C]

ENTP I599 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides directed, individual study of topics within the field of entrepreneurship at the graduate level.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP I699 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides directed, individual study of topics within the field of entrepreneurship at the graduate level.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP I799 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides directed, individual study of topics within the field of entrepreneurship at the graduate level.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP I899 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides directed, individual study of topics within the field of entrepreneurship at the graduate level.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP I999 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides directed, individual study of topics within the field of entrepreneurship at the graduate level.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENTP T580 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

This course covers various topics of particular relevance to the study of entrepreneurship.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

ENTP T680 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

This course covers various topics of particular relevance to the study of entrepreneurship.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

ENTP T780 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

This course covers various topics of particular relevance to the study of entrepreneurship.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

ENTP T880 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

This course covers various topics of particular relevance to the study of entrepreneurship.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

ENTP T980 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1.0-12.0 Credit

This course covers various topics of particular relevance to the study of entrepreneurship.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

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