Entrepreneurship Concentration

Curriculum Overview

The Entrepreneurship Concentration provides highly motivated students with the knowledge and practice needed to start and manage new businesses. Four exciting courses integrate research based conceptual models and tools with hands-on practical experience in the form of historical and live cases, idea competition, and live business plan competitions:

  1. Essentials of Venturing provides an overview of the new venture creation process, including business formation, growth and innovation.
     
  2. New Venture Ideas provides conceptual models and tools for discovering and developing ideas that create business growth opportunities.
     
  3. Venture Feasibility Analysis focuses on the process of determining whether a business idea is worth pursuing by utilizing models and tools for determining product/service, organization, market and financial feasibility.
     
  4. Venture Start-up, Management and Growth focuses on the opportunities and challenges of developing, managing and growing start-ups to become full-fledged successful businesses.

Requirements

Twenty credits in 400-level entrepreneurship courses are required to complete the Entrepreneurship Concentration.

Prerequisites

ELCBUS 441: Essentials in Venturing is a prerequisite to ELCBUS 442: New Venture Ideas.
ELCBUS 442: New Venture Ideas is a prerequisite to ELCBUS 443: Venture Feasibility Analysis.
ELCBUS 443: Venture Feasibility Analysis is a prerequisite to ELCBUS 444: Venture Start-up, Management and Growth.

Required Courses

The following four courses are required for the Entrepreneurship Concentration:

  • ELCBUS 441: Essentials of Venturing
  • ELCBUS 442: New Venture Ideas
  • ELCBUS 443: Venture Feasibility Analysis
  • ELCBUS 444: Venture Start-up, Management and Growth