Ivy Tech Bloomington is launching a flexible entrepreneurship program with multiple options for students.
Career Development Certificate:
This career development certificate is designed for students and graduates from other academic programs who may want to start their own business and are looking for the skills to become an entrepreneur.
This Technical Certificate program is designed for business or nonbusiness students who are seeking to own, operate or manage an entrepreneurial enterprise and want to pursue a Technical Certificate in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.
This degree program is designed for students that plan to pursue a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration (AAS) with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. This track includes a Business Development course which is a course designed to help you develop a business plan.
This program was designed for individuals interested in taking the Entrepreneurship classes without pursuing a degree. Individuals will take the same classes as a degree seeking student but will not obtain academic credit for the courses. For course information, CLICK HERE.
ENTR 101 - 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.
ENTR 105 - Entrepreneurial Marketing and Market Research
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."
ENTR 201 - 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.
ENTR 205 - 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.
ENTR 210 - 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.
BUSN 203 - Business Development
Explore business operations for the self-employed or as a manager of a small business enterprise. The course includes: covering the role of entrepreneur and manager; selecting the appropriate business organization; developing plans and strategies for small, medium and growing firms; securing financing for start-up and growing operations; exploring growth opportunities; and successfully managing human and material resources.