Entrepreneurship (ENTR)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
ENTR 300 Survey of Entrepreneurship 3 hours. Designed for undergraduate students with a curiosity about business and particularly entrepreneurship and small business or not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.
ENTR 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 hours. Introduction to the concepts of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, characteristics of entrepreneurs, creativity, the role of the entrepreneur in the economy and society, and entrepreneurship in non-entrepreneurial settings. Prerequisite(s): BA 200 and ENGL 161.
ENTR 320 Entrepeneurship Internship Program 1 OR 3 hours. Cooperative education provides students an opportunity to gain access to mentors and practical work experience in entrepreneurial settings. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximamum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.
ENTR 420 Social Entrepreneurship 3 hours. Focuses on using entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems. Social entrepreneurship applies to both profit and non-profit firms that have programs designed to create social value. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.
ENTR 430 Family Business Management 3 hours. Competitive strengths/weaknesses of a family business, dynamics of family interactions within the overlapping family, management and ownership systems. Credit is not given for ENTR 430 if the student has credit for MGMT 430.  Recommended background: Prior experience in a family business.
ENTR 435 International Entrepreneurship 3 hours. Provides students with knowledge useful for creating an international new venture by focusing on the identification and evaluation of international business opportunities, as well as building and managing an international organization. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.
ENTR 445 New Venture Planning 3 hours. Focuses on strategic analysis and strategic planning for new ventures and provides students with the skills necessary to develop entry strategies for new ventures in uncertain environments. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310.
ENTR 450 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers 3 OR 4 hours. Gives non-business students an appreciation for the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to commercializing emerging technologies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for students enrolled in a Business Administration degree program.
ENTR 454 Entrepreneurship New Venture Formation 3 hours. Focuses on analyzing the value propositions of a new business venture, and garnering and employing resources in pursuit of that new venture.  Credit is not given for ENTR 454 if the student has credit for MGMT 455 or MKTG 454. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 310 and FIN 300 and MGMT 340 and MKTG 360; or consent of the instructor.
ENTR 464 Entrepreneurial Consulting 3 hours. Student teams diagnose and recommend solutions to problems and opportunities facing Chicago area entrepreneurs and smaller enterprises. Application of previous coursework.  Credit is not given for ENTR 464 if the student has credit for MKTG 464.  Prerequisite(s): ENTR 454; and ECON 218 or ECON 220, and 6 credit hours of other entrepreneurship courses.
ENTR 494 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 3 hours. Exploration of areas not covered in existing course offerings or study of selected topics in greater depth. Subject will vary from semester to semester.   May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.  May be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite(s):  ENTR 454 and senior standing or above and approval of the department.
ENTR 499 Research Experience 1 TO 3 hours. Research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. The faculty member and student will determine the research project. Each student must submit a written report and each student must participate at a research event on campus. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department head and the instructor required.