Entrepreneurship Courses

(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective general education core requirement.


ENP 3010 ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3 s.h.)

This course covers the structuring process from conception to birth of a new venture. It concentrates on the attributes of successful endeavors, opportunity recognition, venture screening, innovation and creativity, identification of resources, and feasibility analysis to learn how to turn opportunities into viable businesses. Also included are business plans, financial start-up decisions, operating problem recognition, and problem solving.

Prerequisite: none
Cross-listed: ECO 3010 and BUS 3010
Offered: as needed


ENP 3100 GROWING A BUSINESS (3 s.h.)

This course deals with key factors that will impact the ability of business to grow beyond the infancy stage. These factors may include such issues as the organizational structure and incentives, lean startup methodologies, metrics used to measure success, and effective marketing and branding. Concepts will be taught and applied through project work, with the focus being to minimize new business failure by changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


ENP 3300 INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3 s.h.)

(GP) Entrepreneurship and innovation related to the global economy and global opportunities. Innovative ventures and issues related to conceptualizing, starting and growing a new venture outside of the U.S.

Prerequisite: none


ENP 3360 DOMESTIC BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (3 s.h.)

An American business is a dynamic process that brings together people, consumers, technology, natural resources, and human initiative in a constantly changing and competitive environment. To understand the framework in which a business operates, students will travel for an exploration and learning opportunity from the business. This course will require research and class time at an off-site location as selected by the professor of record. An additional fee will apply to cover the costs of travel and lodging. Travel for student conferences and conventions is prohibited as part of this course.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, department chair, or school dean
Offered: as needed


ENP 3600 INNOVATION COMMERCIALIZATION (3 s.h.)

The goal is to have students understand why getting an invention into commercial circulation has been so difficult in the past, and through this course, foster ideas into commercially viable businesses. The course focuses on an overview of the patenting process, including: requirements for a patentable invention; how to invent; new laws created by the 2011 America Invents Act; the process of applying for and obtaining a patent in the U.S. and in foreign countries; and commercializing inventions and the importance of innovation.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


ENP 4650 NEW VENTURE CAPITAL (3 s.h.)

Business creation and innovation is explored through case analysis. This is applied to student ideas for a new business. A business plan is created. Venture financing models are considered to support the creation of the business. Entry and exit strategies are considered, such as franchising, acquisitions, sale, merger, and liquidation. The course provides an understanding of the mindset, behaviors, experiences, and skills of an entrepreneur. Key components to coursework include, learning how to evaluate and value new ventures, how to anticipate problems and develop pragmatic solutions, and assembling the resources to implement a strategic vision. Finally, students will present their plan to a panel of executives and faculty from the Reeves School of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship.

Prerequisites: ACC 2510 and BUS 3010 (or ENP 3010 or ECO 3010), or permission of the department chair/school dean
Cross-listed: BUS 4650


ENP 4700 ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTERNSHIP (1-3 s.h.)

On-the-job experience in an entrepreneurial business. A project, paper and meeting with faculty adviser is required. Students will receive one hour of credit for 36 work hours up to 108 hours.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chair/school dean
Offered: as needed