Entrepreneurship Minor

21 units

BUSI 110Business and Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 210Small Business Ventures3
ENTR 312Creativity and Innovation3
ENTR 313Negotiating Entrepreneurial Issues3
ENTR 314Entrepreneurial Management3
ENTR 315Social Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 420Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practicum3
Total Units21

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

ENTR 210, 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 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

Students in this course investigate innovation in the corporate setting and the personal creative process, with an emphasis on understanding the role innovation plays in corporate success. Via lectures and personal exercises designed to build information content and a repertoire of specific techniques, students learn and apply the practical toolkit for sharpening and implementing their innovative and creative skills.

Prerequisite: BUSI 110

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.

Prerequisite: BUSI 110

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 420, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practicum, 3 Units

This course gives students practical experience through guest speakers and company visits, and through work in an entrepreneurial or innovative organization, with students translating those experiences into academic learning. With close guidance from practicum faculty, students identify and work with a business or a public or nonprofit organization. Working individually or in small teams, students complete a defined project of approximately 100 hours that has practical value and academic rigor. Students provide regular status reports and receive faculty coaching during the practicum.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. 1.1 Competent Business Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
  2. 2.1 Critical Thinking: Students will be able to identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  3. 3.1 Christian Business Ethics: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
  4. 4.1 Written Communication: Students will be able to convey ideas clearly through professional written communication.\ 4.2 Oral Communication: Students will be able to express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
  5. 5.1 Collaborative Teamwork: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
  6. 6.1 Comprehensive Global Awareness: Students will be able to identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
  7. 7.1 Discipline Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurship concepts.\ 7.2 Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Students will be able a) solve core entrepreneurship problems or b) analyze entrepreneurship situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.