Course Descriptions

The following courses can be taken as part of the Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy concentration. Additional special topics courses may be offered in select semesters as well.

MGMT 305 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3-0-3), fall, spring.  Introduces students to the entrepreneurial process.  Students will examine entrepreneurship as a calling in their life and career and assess their own aspirations and skills as they relate to entrepreneurship.  The course also includes a focus on opportunity recognition and evaluation.  Prerequisite: sophomore standing and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

MGMT 320 Social Entrepreneurship (3-0-3), fall, spring. Social Entrepreneurship will prepare students to start or join a business that has a social mission at its core. These businesses may utilize for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid structures. Topics covered include personal and organizational mission, balancing mission and profit, choosing the optimal structure, networking, social media, measuring success, and expansion. Sophomore standing and GPA of 2.5 or higher.

MGMT 419 Global Entrepreneur (3-0-3), spring, summer. This course examines different aspects of operating an entrepreneurial venture in other countries, including economic, political, and cultural influences. This course is offered exclusively through study abroad programs outside the United States and will include a focus on unique issues associated with the particular country or region being visited. Junior standing, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and acceptance into related study abroad program.

FIN 420 Entrepreneurial Finance (3-0-3), spring. This course is focused on the financial aspects of a new venture from idea to operation to harvest. The course will help students develop understanding and proficiency with respect to the concepts and tools of entrepreneurial finance and help foster an entrepreneurial spirit. FIN310 with a grade of “C” or better.

MGMT 430 Entrepreneurial Venture Management (3-0-3), fall.  Focuses on the challenges of managing an entrepreneurial enterprise effectively throughout the launch and growth phases of a venture. Students will learn the importance of developing and implementing systems and processes in such areas as operations, human resources and legal issues.  Prerequisites: MGMT 305 or MGMT 330 with a grade of "C" or higher.

MGMT 432 Launching the Venture (3-0-3), spring.  Provides hands-on experience in the process of launching a business.  Topics will be introduced primarily through preparation of a written business plan for an actual venture which the student plans to implement in the future. Students will submit drafts of the plan and make oral presentations throughout the course. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Springboard Ideas Challenge
If you have an idea for a business, this is a chance to win up to $10,000 to help turn your idea into a reality.
If you have an idea for a business, this is a chance to win up to $10,000 to help turn your idea into a reality.

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