Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Courses

Required Courses

(All courses are 3 units unless otherwise noted)

  • ADMN 1001 – Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset. (Satisfies GE Category E) This experiential, discussion-based course explores the concept of entrepreneurship and how the entrepreneurial lens can be employed to help individuals understand, interact and change the world around them by solving pressing personal, social and global problems. Students will learn the skills and abilities consistent with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop as a whole person by better understanding human behavior, creative endeavors, social relationships, one's relationship to the environment and how stress and failure can be managed. Satisfies GE Category E.
  • ENTR 3000 (Satisfies BA-Administration Core Breadth Elective) – Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Exploration of the key concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation. Examines the sources of new ideas and innovation, how ideas move from mind to market, the facets of the entrepreneurial mindset, and how entrepreneurial models and approaches can be applied in any organizational or societal context.
  • TA 3141 – The Improvisational Mind. Development of foundational performance skills essential for success in any fast-paced, unpredictable business environment. Students will focus on developing cognitive flexibility, accessing creativity, exploring ensemble-based collaboration, mastering active storytelling, and honing their unique communication tools.
  • ENTR 4420 – Small Business Management. Managerial considerations for the small business entrepreneur. Acquisitions, location, legal considerations, finances, taxation, labor relations and other topics.
  • ENTR 5155 – Business Consulting. Supervised consulting assignments designed to provide meaningful business assistance to businesses.Prerequisites: Senior status, consent of instructor and college.
  • ENTR 5260 – Global Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial process in a global context as it relates to recognizing ideas, marshaling resources, developing networks and creating the strategy for a new cross-border venture.
  • ENTR 5410 – Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation. Examines the process of commercializing innovations and emerging technologies in entrepreneurial driven companies. Focus on understanding the transition from basic development stages to commercial venture, examining the role of innovation assessment, intellectual property protection, technology transfer and licensing.
  • ENTR 5430 – Ideation and Creative Problem Solving. Examination of the process of generating, developing and evaluating ideas to launch innovative and viable new ventures. Focus on identifying the difference between ideas and opportunities and the role of ideation, observation and creative problem solving.
  • ENTR 5440 – Developing the New Venture. Introduction to the process of developing a new venture concept. Focus on transitioning ideas into a viable business venture with special emphasis on developing a sustainable business model and a hands-on business planning experience. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENTR 543.
  • ENTR 5450 – Resources for the Entrepreneur. Strategies and techniques employed by entrepreneurs to identify and access critical resources. Special emphasis on developing resource projections, negotiation, marshaling internal and external resources and team formation. NOTE: We recommend you take this course concurrently with ENTR 543 or ENTR 544.
  • ENTR 5470 – Managing a Growing Business. Study of the basic strategy and tactics to manage growing enterprises while still maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. Examines the role of management decision making, management control systems, short- and long-run planning, and entrepreneurship in managing growing companies.
  • ENTR 5490 – Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture. An exploration of the key processes and methods involved in positioning and establishing new enterprises.
  • ENTR 5550 – Entrepreneurship in Action: Corporate, Social and Family Business Approaches. An exploration of how entrepreneurial approaches are effectively applied in differing contexts, including large corporations, nonprofit organizations and closely-held family business firms. Focus on understanding the barriers and opportunities to entrepreneurship that are unique to each context through applied case analysis.
  • ENTR 5915/5930 – Contemporary Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-3 units). Analysis and discussion of selected topics relevant to entrepreneurship.
  • ENTR 5980 – Reflective Essay. Submission of a reflective essay based on specified program guidelines. Consent required. Graded credit/no credit.

Graduate Courses

(All courses are 3 units unless otherwise noted)

  • TA 5141 – Entrepreneurial Improvisation and Creativity. Exploration of improvisation as a tool to frame problems, think creatively, develop compelling presentation skills, and express energy and passion in varied business environments.
  • ENTR 6210 – Entrepreneurship and New Ventures. Study of the entrepreneurial process. Focus on the characteristics and mindset of entrepreneurs, ideation and innovation, startup models, risk mitigation, analyzing emerging opportunities, resource creativity, ethics and guerrilla tactics.
  • ENTR 6230 – Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities. SStudy of the exploration process for new venture concepts. Focus on examining the tools and processes involved in developing a new venture, including formulation of a sustainable business model, preforming a comprehensive feasibility analysis, concept testing and business planning.
  • ENTR 6961 – Entrepreneurial Immersion 1. Independent graduate research. Students will work under the direction of a faculty member to develop an entrepreneurial venture project. This course is a prerequisite for ENTR 6962. 2 units.
  • ENTR 6961 – Entrepreneurial Immersion 2. Independent graduate research. Students will work under the direction of a faculty member to develop and finalize an entrepreneurial venture project.1 unit.
  • ENTR 6980 – Reflective Essay. Submission of a reflective essay based on specified program guidelines. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in all courses in the MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or the MBA Entrepreneurship focus area.
  • ENTR 5155 – Business Consulting. Supervised consulting assignments designed to provide meaningful business assistance to businesses.Prerequisites: Senior status, consent of instructor and college.
  • ENTR 5260 – Global Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial process in a global context as it relates to recognizing ideas, marshaling resources, developing networks and creating the strategy for a new cross-border venture.
  • ENTR 5410 – Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation. Examines the process of commercializing innovations and emerging technologies in entrepreneurial driven companies. Focus on understanding the transition from basic development stages to commercial venture, examining the role of innovation assessment, intellectual property protection, technology transfer and licensing.
  • ENTR 5450 – Resources for the Entrepreneur. Strategies and techniques employed by entrepreneurs to identify and access critical resources. Special emphasis on developing resource projections, negotiation, marshaling internal and external resources and team formation. NOTE: We recommend you take this course concurrently with ENTR 543 or ENTR 544.
  • ENTR 5470 – Managing a Growing Business. Study of the basic strategy and tactics to manage growing enterprises while still maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. Examines the role of management decision making, management control systems, short- and long-run planning, and entrepreneurship in managing growing companies.
  • ENTR 5490 – Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture. An exploration of the key processes and methods involved in positioning and establishing new enterprises.
  • ENTR 5550 – Entrepreneurship in Action: Corporate, Social and Family Business Approaches. An exploration of how entrepreneurial approaches are effectively applied in differing contexts, including large corporations, nonprofit organizations and closely-held family business firms. Focus on understanding the barriers and opportunities to entrepreneurship that are unique to each context through applied case analysis.
  • ENTR 5915/5930 – Contemporary Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-3 units). Analysis and discussion of selected topics relevant to entrepreneurship.