Entrepreneurship (ENTRP)

Courses

ENTRP 298. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early in the semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript. Course is repeatable for credit.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
Fall and Spring.

ENTRP 371. e-Entrepreneurship and Digital Management. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of how to create new business, capture new markets, and operate businesses virtually in today’s digital era. In addition to topics related to e-marketing, idea generation, online peer networks, innovation, social media, feasibility, and e-business models, the course delves into managing people and businesses in the digital era by discussing topics such as online leadership, managing virtual teams, digital knowledge management, and online communication.
P: Sophomore status; Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor or Entrepreneurship Certificate or ONLINE Majors of: Integrative Leadership/Organizational Leadership (BA & BAS) with a Business Administration emphasis or Business Administration minor
Fall and Spring.

ENTRP 373. Entrepreneurial Finance. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the undergraduate student to the entrepreneurial finance topics of self-funding, friendly funding, seed funding, microlending and microlenders, debt financing, equity financing and other nonbank financing sources, sources and uses of funds, startup financial statement development and projections, debt and equity term sheets, valuations, and starting the bookkeeping process.
P: Junior status; ENTRP 371; satisfaction of mathematical competency requirement; Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor or Entrepreneurship Certificate.
Fall Only.

ENTRP 481. Small Business Management & Family Entrepreneurship. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on topics in small business management, family business, and family entrepreneurship. These include: buying (into), growing, and selling or exiting a small business and family business; self-employment, employees, and contractors; microbusiness topics; hiring, training, and employee development in small and family businesses; finance and accounting functions in small and family businesses; intellectual property and forms of business ownership; family entrepreneurship strategies; and franchising strategies.
P: Junior status and an overall minimum GPA of 2.0; Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, HR Management, Management, Marketing major or minor or ONLINE Majors of: Integrative Leadership/Organizational Leadership (BA & BAS) with a Bus Adm emphasis
Fall and Spring.

ENTRP 485. New Venture Acceleration. 3 Credits.

In this course, students will be developing real high growth-oriented businesses based on an identified opportunity in the market. Topics include high growth-oriented firms and technology-based firms, business model design, customer development and acquisition, value proposition development, minimum viable product development, and skills to present well to equity investors.
P: Junior status; ENTRP 371 and ENTRP 373; Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor or Entrepreneurship Certificate.
Spring.

ENTRP 495. Teaching Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.

The student and supervising teacher must prepare a statement that identifies the course with which the assistantship will happen, objectives for the assistantship, and expectations in order to fulfill the course objectives. Students are not eligible to receive credit in both the course they assist the instructor with and the teaching assistantship in the same semester. Typically student has previously taken the course prior to enrollment in the assistantship. Course is repeatable for credit.
Fall and Spring.

ENTRP 496. Project/Research Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.

The student must prepare a research proposal, and both parties should identify the research arrangement and how the student will complete the work to fulfill the course objectives within the assigned term.
Fall and Spring.

ENTRP 497. Internship. 1-12 Credits.

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings. Course is repeatable for credit.

ENTRP 498. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early in the semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript. Course is repeatable for credit.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
Fall and Spring.

ENTRP 499. Travel Course. 1-6 Credits.

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.