Entrepreneurship Minor

BUSI 110Business and Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 310Small Business Ventures3
ENTR 312Creativity and Innovation3
ENTR 313Negotiating Entrepreneurial Issues3
ENTR 314Entrepreneurial Management3
ENTR 315Social Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 320Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practicum3
Total Units21

No more than three courses in the student’s major may count toward this minor.

ENTR 310, Small Business Ventures, 3 Units

Students in this course apply their leadership, problem-solving, and strategy skills to consider how winning entrepreneurs think, act, and perform, then establish goals to practice emulating those actions, attitudes, and strategies. New venture creation is about the actual process of getting a new venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it, and starting again.

Prerequisite: BUSI 110

ENTR 312, Creativity and Innovation, 3 Units

This course investigates innovation in the corporate setting and the personal creative process, with an emphasis on understanding the role innovation plays in corporate success. Through lectures and personal exercises designed to build a knowledge base and a repertoire of specific techniques, students learn how to sharpen their innovative and creative skills.

ENTR 313, Negotiating Entrepreneurial Issues, 3 Units

Students in this course learn the basics of negotiation, then research and explore additional techniques that help them establish alternative criteria to expand and build upon their bargaining style. Each student is assessed on negotiating style, role playing, principled negotiation, and information gathering. Emphasis is on topics related to entrepreneurial negotiation.

ENTR 314, Entrepreneurial Management, 3 Units

Students apply their creative and innovative talents while sharpening their analytical abilities. Students will develop a new business idea and craft it into a comprehensive business plan that details the qualitative (e.g. business modeling and milestone planning) and quantitative (financial forecasts and valuation) process of bringing a new venture idea to fruition. The business plan that each team develops is an operating plan for a start-up company or a new venture within a larger corporation.

Prerequisite: ENTR 310

ENTR 315, Social Entrepreneurship, 3 Units

Social entrepreneurship is an emerging and rapidly changing field dedicated to the starting and growing of social mission-driven ventures - organizations that strive to advance social change through innovative solutions. This course exposes students to viable business models in social enterprise, focusing on the ideas, process, steps, and strategies required for creating new social ventures. Through lectures, case studies, and classroom dialogue, students will learn to think strategically and to act opportunistically with balanced social and financial perspective.

Prerequisite: BUSI 110

ENTR 320, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practicum, 3 Units

This course enables students to gain practical experience two ways: (1) guest speakers and company visits, and (2) work in an entrepreneurial or innovative organization and translate those experiences into academic learning. With close guidance of practicum faculty, students will identify and work with a business, public, or nonprofit organization. Working individually or in small teams, students will complete a defined project of approximately 100 hours that has both practical value and academic rigor. Students will provide regular status reports and receive faculty coaching during the practicum.

Prerequisite: Senior standing