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Entrepreneurship (ENT)

ENT 112    Introduction to Entrepreneurship    3 Hours

An introduction to an exploration in the study of entrepreneurship designed for freshmen. Topics include identifying new business opportunities and access to resources, start up process, and careers. Readings and hands-on business projects approrpiate for an introductory cuorse are used.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENT 308    Innovation Management    3 Hours

A study of innovation identification, capitalization and industry dynamics in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial contexts.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022

ENT 312    Entrepreneurship    3 Hours

Entrepreneurship examines the entrepreneur as the basic building block of the economic system via the discovery or identification of opportunities. Emphasis is placed on identifying and defending feasible opportunities within the industry and market, while recognizing and managing the complex systems in which entrepreneurs live and work that motivate or constrain innovation. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ENT 363    Family Business Management    3 Hours

An exploration of the unique managerial issues, dynamics and competitive positioning, and contribution to the economy associated with family businesses. Emphasis placed on problems in organization, management, and succession in family business contexts. Open to business and non-business majors.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

ENT 380    New Venture Business Planning    3 Hours

An in-depth analysis of business planning. The purpose and components of business plans and feasibility analyses are presented. Students prepare a written plan for a venture, whether for or not-for profit. Students are strongly encouraged to enter the course with an idea for a venture. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): ENT 312

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ENT 410    Senior Seminar-Entrepreneurship    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

A special topics course covering subjects of current interest in entrepreneurship. Class format varies with instructor.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENT 425    International Entrepreneurship    3 Hours

An introduction to the competitive global economy and entrepreneurship in the international context. Students develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial climate across countries and how to become more competitive in the global context.

Prerequisite(s): (ENT 312 or MGT 303)

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENT 463    Small Business Management    3 Hours

Provides a basic understanding of how to manage an ongoing small business, and aids in the development of managerial skills necessary to operate small businesses.

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 150 or ECON 202 or ECON 203) and (ACCT 220 and ENT 312 and MKT 220)

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2022

ENT 490    Practicum in Entrepreneurship    3 Hours

Includes internships, independent studies, and special projects of interest in the entrepreneurship area. May include individual research projects as well as internships in profit or not-for-profit organizations with duties relating to entrepreneurship. Projects must be approved by the Management Chair. Note: Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA; permission of the management chair and instructor.

Prerequisite(s): ENT 312

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022

ENT 496    Small Business Analysis and Strategy    3 Hours

Opportunities for students to act in a management consultant relationship with selected small/medium regional entrepreneurial organizations, firms. Overall strategy and policy issues are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): BDAN 305 and FIN 330 and (MGT 310 or MGT 210) and MGT 314 and (MKT 320 or MKT 220)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022