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General Bulletin 2008-2010

Courses of Instruction

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ESP-Business)

201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)

Topics include requirements and challenges of successful entrepreneurship, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, the life cycle stages of a business, careers and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Not open to business students above sophomore standing.

293 Entrepreneurship: Dilemmas and Debates (1)

Successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs explore unique challenges, controversies, and choices encountered in starting and growing new ventures.

306 Financial Aspects of Entrepreneurial Ventures (3)

Focuses on financial issues and needs confronting start-up entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs attempting to grow their small businesses. Targeted to non-finance major; does not require extensive accounting or financial background. Exposure to tools, concepts, and approaches related to financial operations of start-up ventures with emphasis on the application of this material using a series of real-world cases. Includes determining how much money the entrepreneur needs, where to go for it, how to put together a financial picture of the venture, how to place a value on a venture.

311 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)

Role of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures and role of entrepreneurial thinking in marketing practice. Examination of innovation in marketing, especially when operating under time, budget, and limited marketing information constraints.

MPT 366 Imagination and Entrepreneurship (3)

Application of creative thinking in addressing business opportunities and problems, especially within an entrepreneurial context. Systematic approach to creating, evaluating, refining and selling breakthrough ideas. Exposure to a number of techniques, concepts and methods useful in managing the creative process in individual and group contexts with emphasis on accountability for creative quality. Involvement interactive and experiential approaches.

MPC 461 Small/Emerging Enterprise Consulting (3)

Students apply problem- solving methodology by consulting selected local small businesses that have requested management assistance. Each selected company demonstrates a wide range of problems crossing the fields of finance, marketing, accounting, production, human resources, information systems, computer systems, strategic and tactical planning, growth and downsizing, procurement, control of inventory, quality control, and forecasting. Students learn to integrate and apply their business knowledge in "real world" settings and test their analytical skills by confronting and solving complex business problems.

464 Social Entrepreneurship (3)

Examines the rewards, requirements and challenges associated with building and growing enterprises that are both self-sustaining and focused on a social mission. During the course, students will apply their knowledge through self-initiated or client based projects.

MPC 467 Entrepreneurship: New Ventures (3)

Cross-disciplinary and integrative approach to the identification of unmet market opportunities and the creation of new ventures that capitalize on these opportunities. Case-oriented approach. Students create business plans for ventures based on original concept. Student teams compete in the Miami Business Plan Competition with finalists selected to compete in a national business plan competition. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

469 Entrepreneurship in Complex Organizations (3)

Focuses on the value and use of entrepreneurial thinking and behavior in corporate, non-profit and public organizations. Students will examine both the benefits and challenges of acting like an entrepreneur when they may not be the owner or CEO of the organization. These concepts are introduced through research, cases and conversations with successful intrapraneurs. Perquisites: Senior standing or permission of the instructor.

481 Technology, Products & Ventures (3)

An interdisciplinary perspective on the interfaces between new product development, innovation, and technology. Examines product development capability as an essential element of successful business strategy and a key component of an "entrepreneurial mindset." Students develop a working prototype for a new product and a comprehensive new product plan.

490 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-3; maximum 3)

Issue oriented seminar for juniors or seniors focusing on a contemporary topic related to the rewards, requirements and challenges associated with entrepreneurship in different environments. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 


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