Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions

MGMT 760 Organizational Creativity and Innovation (3)
Focuses on strategy and techniques for successfully leading intrapreneurship and innovation in organizations. Covers the role of power, influence and communication in the change process, confrontation and effective intervention, concepts and techniques of organizational development, frameworks for creativity and acceptance of innovation. Included are individual and group research and experiential exercises. prerequisite: MGMT 600
MKTG 762 Market Opportunity Analysis (3)
Introduces the subject of opportunity analysis in marketing, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship and the practice of their requisite skills. Includes the analysis of markets, competition, preliminary cost feasibility and intellectual property and also involves the creation and development of strategic positioning appropriate to the marketing opportunity.
FIN 770 New Venture Financing (3)
This course covers financing an entrepreneurial organization from start-up to initial public offering and beyond. Topics include identification and assessment of capital needs, financial planning, sources of capital and the role of venture capital, and the capital markets in financing entrepreneurial organizations. prerequisite: FIN 640
MGMT 710 Human Resource and Compensation Management (3)
Covers human-resource management issues including legal considerations, recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, development and health and safety. Also covers strategic compensation issues including job evaluation, benefits administration and pay determination strategies. Additional emphasis is placed on workforce diversity, international dimensions and ethical consideration.
MGMT 731 Leadership Seminar (3)
Focuses on the critical issues pertaining to success in operating at the executive level in business and other organizations. Topics include vision, values clarification, knowing the customer, communications for internal motivation and public awareness, ethical responsibilities, decision-making, resource decisions, performance maximization, human asset activities and individual leader behaviors for effectiveness.
MGMT 732 Leadership: Self-Organization in the Firm (3)
Covers self-organizing systems, complexity theory in management, dialogue as a management tool, leadership in a complex system, pursuing a personal discovery process and growing new knowledge and innovation. A major objective is to discover the management principles and processes that promote and foster self-organization as an alternative to command-and-control hierarchies. This course also draws on the profound implications of self-organization for growing new knowledge and innovation. A second major objective has to do with the process of personal discovery. Parallel principles of spontaneous order operate at the level of the organization and at the level of the individual. As a result, a highly leveraged form of change in an organization is leadership through personal growth and discovery.
MGMT 795 Entrepreneurship Practicum (3)
Provides students an opportunity to work with a new company or product/service division on a real-life entrepreneurship project. Students work in consulting teams composed of teammates with varying specializations and interests. Projects may deal with market analyses, feasibility studies, distribution analyses or a variety of other specific company needs.