Entrepreneurship Management (ENTREP) Courses
ENTREP 100 INTRO TO TECH STARTUPS (1-0-1)(F,S). Lean startup principles that have helped prominent tech startups grow into billion-dollar companies. Topics covered in this course include innovating with technology, creating value, launching a product, iterating ideas, and scaling a business.
ENTREP 200 CUSTOMER DISCOVERY FOR TECH STARTUPS (1-0-1)(F). Techniques used for discovering and validating customer segments for new or existing tech products. Topics include analyzing existing markets and competitors, receiving first-hand feedback from real potential customers, and learning to clearly define value propositions. PREREQ: ENTREP 100.
ENTREP 201 MINIMAL VIABLE PRODUCT LAUNCH (1-0-1)(S). Introduction to prototyping via minimal viable products. Topics include assessing, designing, building, and testing prototypes. PREREQ: ENTREP 100 or PERM/INST.
ENTREP 320 ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS (3-0-3)(F,S). Utilizes opportunity recognition, design thinking, lean launch, and rapid prototyping techniques to develop and test student business ideas. Learners will generate a business model canvas to develop a 360º view of the business. Construction management majors need permission to enroll. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, junior standing or PERM/CHAIR.
ENTREP 400 SENIOR IDEA LAUNCH (1-0-1)(F,S). Receive one-on-one attention and mentoring to help launch your venture. Report progress via documentation, meetings and demos. Class concludes with a pitch presentation to investors and local business leaders. PREREQ: ENTREP 421.
ENTREP 415 THE ART OF BARGAINING IN BUSINESS (3-0-3)(On Demand). A conceptual and practical survey of the theory and practice of bargaining and its central role in managing business. Bargaining strategies and tactics are examined through use of readings, lecture, and simulated bargaining situations. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 301 and junior standing or PERM/CHAIR.
ENTREP 420 NEW VENTURE CREATION (3-0-3)(F,S). Uses lean start processes and tools to create a new venture based on a sustainable business model and plan. Topics include opportunity recognition and assessment, team management, business model development and venture funding. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 301, ENTREP 320, MKTG 301; or computer science major; or PERM/CHAIR.
ENTREP 421 MANAGING AN EMERGING BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F,S). Addresses the issues and challenges encountered by early stage ventures. Covers planning to achieve growth, organizational and legal issues, funding and marketing and sales strategies. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 301, ENTREP 320, FINAN 303, MKTG 301; or computer science major, ENTREP 201 or ENTREP 420; or PERM/CHAIR.
ENTREP 493 INTERNSHIP (V-V-V)(F,S,SU). Internship credits are earned in supervised fieldwork specifically related to a student’s major. To enroll in 493, a student must have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or higher. No more than 12 internship credits may be used to meet degree requirements or university graduation requirements. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, PERM/INST.