Entrepreneurship Non-Credit Programming
The Entrepreneur and the Enterprise
This is an introductory entrepreneurship course that focuses on the creation of new ventures and the relationship between ideas, entrepreneurs, markets and enterprise as well as the role that entrepreneurship plays in our economy. The course evaluates the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and help students decide if they have an interest in starting or being part of an entrepreneurially driven business.
Course Number 30215-133
Targeted to students interested in creating and growing their own businesses, this course will focus on key marketing strategies particularly relevant for new ventures. Students will: (1) apply marketing concepts to entrepreneurial company challenges, which include creating and nurturing relationships with new customers, suppliers, distributors, employees and investors; and (2) understand the special challenges and opportunities involved in developing marketing strategies "from the ground up."
Course Number 30216-133
Venture Growth and Development
This course discusses financial, human resource, operations and marketing issues that face entrepreneurs whose businesses are confronted with significant growth potential or that have matured. Among the topics discussed are franchising, initial public offerings, mergers, succession, estate planning, global expansion and exit strategies.
Course Number 30218-133
A. J. Rose
Financial Management for Entrepreneurs
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to identify and evaluate the various sources available for funding an enterprise; demonstrate an understanding of financial terminology; read, prepare and analyze a financial statement; and write a loan proposal. In addition, the student should be able to explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student should also be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies, and prepare sales forecasts.
Course Number 30217-133
Entrepreneurial Tax and Finance
This is a comprehensive course covering federal and state tax situations for businesses. Tax topics will include income tax, sales and use tax, payroll tax, and unemployment tax. Financial topics will include insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, budgeting, interpretation of financial statements, and learning how to work with an accounting professional.
Course Number 30213-133
New Venture Development
Application of principles and skills needed for implementation of a business plan to own and operate a successful venture. The principles and skills of the entrepreneur are utilized in the decision making process including the appropriate business structure and organization, developing plans and strategies for the entrepreneurial venture, financing strategies, exploring growth opportunities, and successful managing of scarce resources.
Course Number 30214-133