Entrepreneurship - ENTR


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

502 Entrepreneurship
4 hours. Launching new ventures and entrepreneurial companies; components of successful business plans and feasibility studies; perceptual processes of opportunity recognition; entrepreneurial creativity and innovation. Career opportunities. Credit is not given for ENTR 502 if the student has credit for MBA 510 or MGMT 502 or MKTG 502. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 500 and MKTG 500 or the equivalent courses.

521 Startup Exploration
4 hours. This course provides students with an introduction to essential knowledge needed to progress from idea to new business startup. Projects provide an opportunity for students to assess their interest in starting, leading or joining a startup. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Students enrolled in the MBA program cannot count course credit toward their degrees. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

523 Startup Launch
4 hours. Students in this course prepare, refine and pitch their concepts for new business startups. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Students enrolled in the MBA program cannot count course credit toward their degrees. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 521; and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: ENTR 557.

541 Startup Integration
1 hours. In this experiential course, students will be integrated into the Chicago startup ecosystem. They will explore, participate in and report on resources such as incubators, accelerators, trade associations and entrepreneurship groups. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Students enrolled in the MBA program cannot count course credit

545 New Venture Formation
4 hours. Students gain awareness and understanding of how to start business ventures by writing and presenting business plans. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 502.

554 Fundamentals of Technology Ventures
4 hours. Students gain an understanding of regulatory processes, capital markets, business plans and other requirements for creating and launching technology-based new business ventures. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

555 Technology Venture Formation I
4 hours. Student teams learn about specific emerging technologies, assess their market potential and write business plans to commercialize those technologies. Credit is not given for ENTR 555 if the student has credit for MGMT 555 or MKTG 555. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 554 and consent of the instructor.

556 Technology Venture Formation II
4 hours. Mentors from the business community guide student teams as they revise business plans, research capital markets, pitch to potential investors and attempt to launch technology-based new ventures conceived in ENTR 555. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in ENTR 554 and ENTR 555; and consent of the instructor.

558 Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce
4 hours. The role of electronic commerce in entrepreneurship; competitive practices, marketing strategies, financing options, creating an e-commerce business plan. Credit is not given for ENTR 558 if the student has credit in MGMT 558 or MKTG 558. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 500 or MBA 501; and MKTG 500 or MBA 506.

559 Entrepreneurial Consulting
4 hours. Application of principles from management and marketing to entrepreneurial firms. Emphasis on consulting with young and small firms and developing a consulting practice. Assessment, problem-solving, and change facilitation. Credit is not given for ENTR 559 if the student has credit for MGMT 559 or MKTG 559. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 502.

565 Business Models for Technology Ventures
2 hours. Provides a real world, hands-on experience working in teams to learn how to turn an idea or invention into a company. Students will explore, develop and refine business models for new business ventures. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Credit is not given for ENTR 565 if the student has credit in ENTR 555. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

566 Business Plans for Technology Ventures
2 hours. Focuses on developing business plans and investor pitches for technology-based new business ventures. Topics include market analysis, market entry strategy, competitor analysis, business model, financial projections, and operating plan. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Credit is not given for ENTR 566 if the student has credit in ENTR 555. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

584 Seminar in Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Foundations
4 hours. Entrepreneurship is an emerging academic discipline that is interdisciplinary and cross-functional in nature. This seminar explores the foundations of entrepreneurship phenomena and related research. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Ph.D. degree students.

594 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
4 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. Prerequisite(s): ENTR 502 and approval of the department.

596 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship
1 TO 4 hours. Independent study of an approved topic in entrepreneurship. Student must prepare a written report under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.


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