Entrepreneurship (ENTR) Courses

ENTR1001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This is an introductory course in entrepreneurship, demonstrating how entrepreneurs recognize business opportunities, develop ideas and identify markets. Students learn about different entrepreneurial business models, business planning, the components of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the crucial role of entrepreneurs to business and society. This course also introduces students to the university's business pitch contest as well as other resources available on and off campus. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR2030 Pitching & Planning New Ventures

This course teaches students how to develop and present a business plan for ventures they may launch. Students will learn about the contents of a business plan, the importance of concise executive summaries and presentations, and how entrepreneurial ventures must adjust their business plans as they receive feedback from the real-world.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3010 Small Business Consulting

This course is conducted as an independent study. Participants in the program formulate an agreed-upon plan with their sponsor and educator to counsel small businesses on problems dealing with marketing/sales, management, finance/accounting, and other relevant tactical/strategic issues.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2040 or ENTR3060.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3030 Marketing for Entrepreneurs

This course prepares students to effectively conduct market research and engage in marketing for small businesses and start-ups. Focus is on providing students with tools to evaluate business opportunities and make better decisions based on appropriate research methods. Topics include the importance of positioning and verbal branding as a necessary skill for entrepreneurs as they begin their ventures and discuss their new ideas with others.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR3060 Financing New Ventures

This course covers the business, legal and tactical issues surrounding the financing of new business ventures. Topics include determining how much capital new ventures need, identifying potential sources of that capital and evaluating different financing structures. In addition to studying the economics behind early-stage financings, students engage in mock negotiations and consider early-stage investments being made in the real world.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR4010 Change and Innovation Management

This course explores the process of change and innovation as it relates to the development and implementation of knowledge to improve organizational competencies and enhance business performance. Change, both incremental and disruptive, is related to innovation through the analysis of its effect on the organization's ecosystem to include its customers, employees, suppliers, etc. Topics include knowledge as a meaningful resource and competitive advantage; the innovation gate process; the difference between a knowledge creation organization and an information processing one; change as an instrument of innovation; and the various concepts and strategies of change to include Lewin's Three Step Theory, Lippett's Phases of Change Theory and the Disruptive Innovation Theory.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2030 or ENTR3015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENTR4050 Food & Beverage Ventures Capstone

This course allows students to apply the knowledge gained in their previous coursework while covering case studies that focus on food- and beverage-related ventures and issues, and engaging in entrepreneurship simulations. Students also consider major problems and opportunities in the food- and beverage-related industries as well as how entrepreneurs might solve those problems and capitalize on those opportunities.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR2040 or ENTR3050 or ENTR3060. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours