Entrepreneurship Curriculum

To earn the Entrepreneurship Minor, students must earn 12 credit hours as described below:

ENT 202: Creative Problem Solving (3 hrs.)
This introductory course focuses on creative problem solving from an entrepreneurial perspective.  Content will introduce students to the concepts of creative problem solving, social entrepreneurship,  entrepreneurship, generating innovative ideas, creating entrepreneurial ventures, and the role that entrepreneurship plays within society.  It presents the entrepreneur or social entrepreneur as the agent of change in a free market economy, and highlights practical aspects of opportunity recognition and new venture creation.

ENT 300:   Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 hrs.)
This course introduces students to concepts and principles that are foundational for any sort of entrepreneurship, which include: creative problem solving, generating innovative ideas, initiating entrepreneurial ventures, social entrepreneurship, and the role that entrepreneurs play as agents of change in a free market economy.  Students will also be exposed to various entrepreneurs through guest lectures.

ENT 301: Entrepreneurial Promotions (3 hrs.)
This course presents the entrepreneur with the fundamental theories of marketing and selling a product or service. Content will introduce students to the concepts of research, product planning, product communication, sales implementation and after sales services applied to the entrepreneur’s vision.

ENT 325: Social Entrepreneurship (3 hrs.)
This course engages students in an in-depth study of entrepreneurship in the social sector, an accelerating field of study and practice in today’s world. Employing the case study method and guest lectures, students are exposed to social entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented organizational models to address social problems and facilitate some meaningful change.

ENT 350: Entrepreneurship Law and Ethics (3 hrs.)
This course studies the legal issues frequently encountered by entrepreneurs.  Among other topics, the course specifically examines the basics of intellectual property law, the governmental legal requirements for starting a for-profit or non-profit organization, as well as the legal issues surrounding the raising of capital and structuring the ownership and leadership of an organization. Ethics will be studied as to creating competitve advantage, attracting and maintaining customers and motivating the will to be successful.

ENT 450: Venture Finance and Analysis (3 hrs.)
This course applies the skills of financial analysis to the problem of venture financing. Major topics include attracting seed and growth capital from sources such as venture capital, investment banking, government and commercial banks. Other issues include valuing a company, going public, selling out, different forms of ownership, and taxes.