Entrepreneurship classes

Entrepreneurship Basics

Entrepreneurs and the new venture creation process: attributes of entrepreneurs and the processes involved in successfully launching new enterprises.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to SPMASTACTMGT majors and Business minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 overall credits. Not open to BBA and BAcc majors.

Note: may be offered online.

This course is now being offered as an evening class and is open to all non-business students!

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENTR 2P91 and 3P45.

Entrepreneurship

Theories of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial attributes, new venture creation processes and feasibility plan preparation.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to BBA, BAcc and combined Business majors. In Winter Term open to BBA Co-op majors until date specified in Registration guide.

Prerequisite(s): ACTG 2P31, or MGMT 1P93 and 1P96.

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENTR 2P51 and 3P45.

Creativity and the Entrepreneur

Exploration of creative and personal entrepreneurial abilities. Topics include sources of ideas and their transformation into commercial opportunities, environmental scanning, trend identification and futurism.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENTR 2P51 or 2P91 (3P45).

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENTR 3P52.

Managing Growth in Entrepreneurial Firms

Development of management concepts and techniques relevant to new and growing enterprises. Adaptations of management techniques due to limitations of management time and resources in early stage companies and changes to management approaches as companies grow.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENTR 2P51 or 2P91 (3P45).

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Management of innovation and entrepreneurship in midsized and larger organizations. The role of leadership in developing and maintaining innovation and entrepreneurship and the mechanisms for stimulating organizational growth and entrepreneurial culture. How organizations respond to innovation.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENTR 2P51 or 2P91 (3P45).

Venture Capital and the Entrepreneur

Financial challenges and strategies for new and growing ventures; evaluating and packaging new venture opportunities; importance of business angel and venture capital finance.

Lectures, discussion, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENTR 2P91 (3P45).

Family Business

Theories, research and current practices relating to family business management. Topics include the importance of family businesses, the role of the founder and the entrepreneur, intergenerational succession, going outside the family, managing conflict, strategic management of the family business.

Lectures, case discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to BAcc and BBA majors with a minimum of 10.0 overall credits.

Prerequisite(s): OBHR 2P91.

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MGMT 4P98 and 4V98.

Research Methods in Organization Studies

(also offered as OBHR 3P99)

Techniques and methods of conducting reliable and valid research including theory and hypothesis testing, measurement, survey and experimental design, and other quantitative and qualitative research methods. Emphasis on understanding and critical evaluation of empirical research in organizational behaviour, human resource management, entrepreneurship and other fields in organization studies.

Lectures, case discussion, 3 hours per week.

Restriction: open to BBA students approved to the entrepreneurship and human resource management concentrations until the date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to BAcc, BBA, BBE, BCB and combined Business majors. Students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits.

Prerequisite(s): OBHR 2P91.

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in OBHR 4P92 and 4V92.

Topics in Entrepreneurship I

Courses in specialized areas within the discipline.

Research Topic

Directed intensive study and research under the supervision of a faculty member in an area in which the student has shown particular competence.

Restriction: open to BBA, BBE and combined Business majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Chair and supervising faculty member.

Note: topic to be chosen in consultation with the supervising faculty member.

Planning New Venture Creation

Identification and assessment of appropriate forms for commercial development of new ventures. Strategic and operational planning relevant to the creation of an entrepreneurial firm. Preparation of a formal business plan.

Lectures, case discussion, presentations, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENTR 2P51 or 2P91 (3P45).

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENTR 3P91 and 3P92.

Research Topic

Directed study or research under the supervision of a faculty member in an area in which the student has shown particular competence.

Restriction: open to BBA, BBE and combined Business majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Chair and supervising faculty member.

Note: to be chosen in consultation with the supervising faculty member.

International Dimensions of Entrepreneurship

Strategies to recognize global opportunities and to use global networks for resources, design and distribution of goods and services for customers in other parts of the world.

Lectures, case discussion, presentations, 3 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENTR 2P51 or 2P91 (3P45).

Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in ENTR 4V93.

Topics in Entrepreneurship II

Courses in specialized areas within the discipline.