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Entrepreneurship Major

The goal of the program is to provide students with an in-depth and rigorous study of the field of entrepreneurship. A primary focus is in honing the ability of students to either start a new venture or develop the ability to meaningfully contribute in a corporate entrepreneurial setting.

Required Entrepreneurship Courses:

Complete the following:

MGT 3400 Organizational Behavior

Examine the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations.

MGT 4700 Theories of Entrepreneurship

A broad examination of historical, literary, and business perspectives on entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurial process is studied by examining the role of individuals, new ventures, and established organizations in the discovery, evaluation, and exploitation of economic opportunities. Emphasis is placed on tracing the evolution of entrepreneurship theories over time.

Requisites: ACCT 3770 and Sr only
Credit Hours: 3.0 

MGT 3450 Entrepreneurial Leadership

Students will be exposed to the concepts and theories about leadership at the individual level and will have an opportunity to build and enhance their leadership skills.

Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3740 - Ideation and Business Models

This course is for entrepreneurs building the courage to create, and risk making mistakes in their quests for true innovations in products, services or processes. You will solve problems in uncertain and dynamic environments. Creativity is the central focus, which might be defined as applying your mental ability and curiosity to discover something new the act of relating previously unrelated things. More specifically, we focus on capitalist creativity. This means that we must apply a Business Model framework to your creativity. We demand that your solutions be profitable (have a potential to be profitable) and reflect bottom-line practicality. More importantly they must create value. We provide challenging places to fully engage your brain to discover patterns to produce breakthrough ideas that solve business problems.

Requisites: MGT 2100
Credit Hours: 3.0

ACCT 3770 - Entrepreneurial Accounting

This course takes accounting concepts and materials from introductory accounting and develops them in ways specifically intended to develop key financial capabilities in aspiring entrepreneurs. The focus is on the fundamental aspects of planning and control necessary for the accounting component of a business plan. These include cash management, comprehensive budgets, and forecasted financial statements. Topics in taxation are introduced such that the student can both better handle typical day to day operations and also better identify those urgent issues requiring outside experts.

Requisites: ACCT 1010 and 1020 and FIN 2020
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3730 - Entrepreneurial Consulting

During this applied learning experience, students are assigned to work as consultants with a real business. They will conduct background research, analyze the client’s current situation and context, and make recommendations on how to address a defined business problem. It is intended to enhance students’ analytical skills while giving them the opportunity to apply business and other academic concepts to a real-world situation. Also addressed are general business skills, such as report writing, presentation, client interaction skills, and team management skills.

Requisites: ACCT 3770 or MGT 3700
Credit Hours: 3.0
Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 practicum

Choose one of these elective courses. You must be a junior in standing. 

MGT 3710 Business Plan Design

This is a project-based course in which students, working in small groups, research and develop a business plan for a new venture. With tutorial guidance, students will select an entrepreneurial idea and   develop it into a comprehensive and fully detailed, written   business plan.

MGT 3650 International Market Assessment and Entry

Examine concepts, frameworks, and tools for assessing international market opportunities and for selecting and implementing appropriate means of international market entry.

MGT 3720 Technology Commercialization

Find, evaluate, and develop raw technical ideas into commercially viable   product concepts, and build those into business propositions. (Requisites: MGT 3700 and Junior or Senior)

MGT 3450 Entrepreneurial Leadership

Learn the concepts and theories about leadership at the individual level and build and enhance your own leadership skills. (Requisites: MGT 3400)

MKT 4900 Entrepreneurial Sales

Gain an understanding of the theory and process of negotiation and sales as they are practiced in entrepreneurial settings.