Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Courses

ENTP 100 Innovation Neighborhood 1.0 Credit

This course is designed to introduce students to the numerous entrepreneurial activities that are part of Drexel University and the greater Philadelphia region. The course sparks curiosity about innovations and ideas not commonly encountered, and stimulates creative thinking about new opportunities.

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

ENTP 101 Life Strategies I 3.0 Credits

Life Strategies is a two term series which reinforces entrepreneurship as an increasingly important life skill. First in the series, Life Strategies I, has two thrusts. It first explores the accelerating job market evolution and why future careers and earning a living will be vastly different from even recent history. Facts presented make the case people should embrace entrepreneurship as a “habit of mind" as they maneuver future career options. The course then introduces the personal skill set valuable to entrepreneurs, skills every student should consider honing to help them navigate their future whether or not they plan to be an entrepreneur.

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

ENTP 102 Life Strategies II 3.0 Credits

Life Strategies II introduces the fundamentals of starting an entrepreneurial endeavor. The course provides students with a basic understanding of startup enterprise essentials and why a startup isn’t just a smaller version of a large business. The course is intended to give a student who has no business training the ability to frame a potential business idea for consideration by others using only a few simple models, common sense, and logic. Life Strategies I is a prerequisite.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D]

ENTP 205 Ready, Set, Fail 3.0 Credits

There are many students who say they want to be an entrepreneur, but they are often not ready for the risk that comes with starting and growing a business. Taking risks requires a deep appreciation of failure. This course will teach students how to appreciate failure, learn from it, and use these experiences to build future success in an entrepreneurial setting.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 210 Leading Start-Ups 3.0 Credits

Entrepreneurs face unique leadership challenges, especially when founding a new company. This course provides the aspiring entrepreneur with tools and frameworks necessary for creating strategy, building companies, and assembling human capital with limited resources. By exploring what entrepreneurial leaders actually do, and how they do it, the student will learn through experiential exercises both the challenges and the excitement of starting a new venture.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 215 Building Entrepreneurial Teams 3.0 Credits

The overall goal of this course is to evaluate the different approaches in forming teams during the startup of a new company. We will compare and contrast evidence-based and anecdotal team formation models to determine their advantages and disadvantages as well as their effects on the expected outcomes.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 210 [Min Grade: D]

ENTP 250 Ideation 3.0 Credits

Innovation is the driving force behind today’s economy and ideation supports an individual’s ability to innovate. This course provides students with tools, methods and self‐reflection techniques necessary to bring new ideas into reality. Through creative innovation, successful entrepreneurs not only create new ventures but also re-invent companies to remain competitive in an ever-changing market. Students in this course will use ideation techniques to develop new ideas, change or build upon established practices and apply these techniques in approaching and analyzing business situations. Students will be able to apply creative skills more effectively both personally and professionally.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 270 Social Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

This course examines how social entrepreneurs launch successful ventures to address the world’s most challenging social and environmental problems. The course introduces students to frameworks and methodologies that challenge current models to advance original solutions to existing problems. A passion for social change is advanced by adopting a market orientation and data-driven approaches that encompass both social and financial outcomes.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 275 Women and Minority Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

Today, women and minority entrepreneurs are starting new business ventures at a quick pace. Yet they there are few resources for these business owners to improve the historically high failure rate or grow their new venture. In this course, students will understand how race, gender, or ethnicity plays a part in establishing a women- or minority-owned enterprise. The course examines the current state of minority and women’s entrepreneurship along with the conditions that support or block minority or women entrepreneurs.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 325 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. The course will include an understanding of the unique needs of family businesses, small businesses and social ventures, as well as a deep look at alternative (but increasingly popular) fund raising techniques such as crowdfunding. This will be accomplished through a combination of field projects, readings, cases, and speakers designed to convey the unique environment of investments and new ventures.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)(ACCT 115 [Min Grade: D] or ACCT 120 [Min Grade: D] or ACCT 110 [Min Grade: D])

ENTP 329 Entrepreneurship & New Technologies 3.0 Credits

Creating a new technology venture offers unique challenges. Indeed, innovation and advances in technology are prevalent, and technological innovation leads to competitive advantage. Students are introduced to the challenges of new technology- based companies that include: the complexity of intellectual property, research team development, and sources of funding. This course will examine entrepreneurship in technology markets and take a deep view of what it takes to be a technology entrepreneur.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 340 Managing Entrepreneurial Growth 3.0 Credits

Managing growth includes leveraging assets at every stage and controlling the risk. This course will focus on areas that are essential to a new venture’s growth, including planning, marketing, talent management, and financial performance. Students will examine the growth opportunities of a venture and develop an experiential growth plan that will provide the greatest impact for a firm.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 350 Dynamics of the Family Firm 3.0 Credits

This course studies the unique dynamics of family firms and the complex issues involved with creating, owning, and successfully operating a family business. Students will examine ownership structures, strategic human-resource issues, governance, strategy, marketing, family dynamics, culture, and philanthropy.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 360 Franchising 3.0 Credits

Franchising is rapidly increasing worldwide. There is a growing need among franchise owners for employees with industry experience and know-how, and there are growing opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to start a franchise. Together, these developments present a unique opportunity for the entrepreneur. This course offers various aspects of starting, developing, and managing a franchise.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 370 Global Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on international opportunity identification for new and emerging companies; market analysis; joint ventures, regional legal and cultural issues and financing foreign ventures. The course will provide students with an understanding of the complexities faced by entrepreneurs doing business in a global environment and with knowledge, which will help them to be successful within the global context. In classroom discussion, emphasis will be placed on entrepreneurship in China, India and Latin America, however class projects will touch upon numerous countries across the globe.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 385 Innovation in Established Companies 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of how companies remain competitive using innovation as the driving force behind product or service development. Entrepreneurs challenge assumptions and create value in established organizations. While most executives would agree that innovation is the key to a sustainable business in the 21st century, few seem to understand how to make it a reality. Students will be introduced to various kinds of internal and joint ventures, such as corporate venture-capital investments, alliances, mergers, and acquisitions to create value and promote entrepreneurship within an organization. Students will develop skills that are important for careers in an entrepreneurial setting and corporate venture activities.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 390 Clean Tech Ventures 3.0 Credits

This course will provide the groundwork to understanding new venture development in clean energy markets. Through experiential learning, specifically, field visits to local energy companies, and through guest speakers, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the market conditions and policy implications of new ventures in this sector.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 410 Thought Leadership 3.0 Credits

The individual entrepreneur faces many challenges. This course takes a philosophical and ethical approach to developing the entrepreneurial mindset. This course examines the ethical challenges in a start-up venture or high-growth firm, as illustrated through discussions by guest speakers–serial entrepreneurs. Students will be required to reflect on the varying viewpoints presented by the distinguished experts, and will develop their own approaches and philosophies regarding "the entrepreneur" and the "process of entrepreneurship.".

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 440 Launch It!: Early Stage 3.0 Credits

This course is designed for students interested in completing one of four minors offered by the Close School of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Energy Innovations or Health Innovations. In the course, students will be expected to identify an opportunity and propose the launch of a company. Working in teams, students will also learn how to experiment with different business models, validate a market need, and build all facets of a start-up company. Students will be expected to achieve milestones and propose key risks on which the business’ success depends.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENTP 101 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

ENTP 450 Launch It! 3.0 Credits

This course is designed for those serious about being entrepreneurs. Students will be expected to work on the actual launching of a start-up. The course involves talking to customers, partners, competitors, experimenting with different business models, validating a market need through customer development, and building all facets of a start-up company. *Admission to this course requires submission of a business application form and approval of the application by the professor.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENTP 205 [Min Grade: D] and ENTP 250 [Min Grade: D] and ENTP 325 [Min Grade: D]

ENTP I199 Independent Study in ENTP 1.0-12.0 Credit

Various topics of interest in the field of entrepreneurship will be reviewed. Topics will vary from term to term.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENTP I299 Independent Study in ENTP 1.0-12.0 Credit

Various topics of interest in the field of entrepreneurship will be reviewed. Topics will vary from term to term.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENTP I399 Independent Study in ENTP 1.0-12.0 Credit

Various topics of interest in the field of entrepreneurship will be reviewed. Topics will vary from term to term.

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENTP I499 Independent Study in ENTP 1.0-12.0 Credit

College/Department: Close School of Entrepreneurship-3145
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENTP T180 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

ENTP T280 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 12.0 Credits

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

ENTP T380 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

ENTP T480 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

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