Undergraduate Courses

Case studies of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures. Course covers multiple areas from structuring the new business to fundraising to defining the market. Students learn from the experience of others in creating an entrepreneurial venture.

Explores the options for financing an entrepreneurial venture. Covers aspects of venture finance, including angel investing, venture capital, private equity, debt and IPOs.

Combines elements across business disciplines — including marketing, sales, operations, organizational behavior, logistics, and finance — with the creation of a business plan.

Creativity and innovation are key drivers of success for many of today’s leading industries and companies. At the center of this activity is design thinking, which is a methodology used to solve complex problems, especially of the wicked variety. This course will focus on developing a student’s design thinking processes.

Provides students with innovation frameworks and tools and practical experience in their use. Student teams develop innovative solutions for real-world business projects and implementation proposals for the sponsoring company.

Franchising an existing business format concept can create opportunities for rapid growth but comes with challenges. We will examine the components of a successful franchise venture along with likely challenges.

A framework to help managers make decisions regarding the social responsibility of corporations in an ever-changing global economy. Focusing on the idea that the purpose of the firm is not only to make a profit but also to create value for all stakeholders.

Directed readings or study under the direction of a faculty member done independently of regularly scheduled classes.

Graduate Courses

Case studies of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures. Covers multiple areas, from structuring the new business to fundraising to defining the market. Students learn from the experience of others in creating an entrepreneurial venture.

An exploration of the various options for financing an entrepreneurial venture. This course covers various aspects of venture finance, including angel investing, venture capital, private equity, debt and IPOs.

Managing the entrepreneurial venture combines elements across business disciplines — marketing, sales, operations, organizational behavior, logistics and finance — with the creation of a business plan.

Creativity/innovation are needed for leading industries and companies. Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false. Design thinking uses a set of methods to develop ideas/solutions to challenges in any discipline or profession. This course focuses on developing students’ critical/design thinking processes.

Multi-disciplinary approach to the exploration of the management of innovative projects in incumbent companies. The course provides participants with frameworks and tools they can apply to enhance their abilities to manage the development and implementation of new ideas for business results. This topic is approached from a global and process perspective.

Provides students with innovation frameworks and tools and practical experience in their use. Student teams develop innovative solutions for real-world business projects and implementation proposals for the sponsoring company.

Franchising an existing business format concept can create opportunities for rapid growth but comes with challenges. We will examine the components of a successful franchise venture along with likely challenges.

A framework to help managers make decisions regarding the social responsibility of corporations in an ever-changing global economy. Focusing on the idea that the purpose of the firm is not only to make a profit but also to create value for all stakeholders.

Key tasks involved in creating successful business plans and different ways in which each task may be accomplished. The primary course activity involves the preparation of a business plan for a ‘prospective’ new venture.

Entrepreneurship is the process of identifying, analyzing and evaluating new economic opportunities and, when appropriate, assembling the resources needed to seize these opportunities. The student identifies the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and examines how they execute and implement this process.

Directed study in entrepreneurship topics, giving particular attention to specialized problems in an area related to a student’s academic interests.