Courses

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ENTR 201 Idea to Solution 3.00 credits
Every entrepreneur begins at the same starting point - the idea. In this course, students will start with an idea and build it to a potential solution. Major topics will include: identifying opportunities, creating value, identifying and connecting with the customer, understanding markets and the competition, measuring return on investment, and understanding the purpose of the venture. Fall.
 
ENTR 202 Solution to Execution 3.00 credits
A solution is only valuable if you can make it a reality. In this course, students will take a potential solution and build in the processes and structure required to define and execute it. Major topics will include: business models, feasibility analysis, forecasting demand, budgeting and financing, and organizational structure.
 
Prerequisite: ENTR 201 Minimum Grade: D
ENTR 301 Strategic Leadership 3.00 credits
Success as an entrepreneur requires the ability to get people behind your idea and your organization. In this course, students will explore what leadership means, how to be a good leader, and how to inspire trust and commitment in others. Major topics will include: team dynamics, managing people, trust, leading by example, managing projects, shared goals, and setting expectations.
 
Prerequisite: ENTR 201 Minimum Grade: D and ENTR 202 Minimum Grade: D
ENTR 302 Strategic Thinking 3.00 credits
Many of the challenges of starting a venture come after it has begun. In this course, students will learn how to create or build a venture that is sustainable, scalable, and provides lasting value to their communities. Major topics will include: strategic analysis, venture scaling, goal-setting, measuring success, diversification and growth, and exit strategies.
 
Prerequisite: ENTR 201 Minimum Grade: D and ENTR 202 Minimum Grade: D
ENTR 401 Senior Incubation 3.00 credits
Entrepreneurship is an active experience- we learn best by doing. In this course, students will focus on integrating the entrepreneurial tools they have developed in the context of a venture launch. Major topics will include: enterprise launch, legal issues, financing, investor relationships, and negotiation.
 
Prerequisite: ENTR 201 Minimum Grade: D and ENTR 201 Minimum Grade: D
ENTR 402 Ethic and Moral Leadership 3.00 credits
The value we create as entrepreneurs is more than economic. In this course, students will explore how to create ventures that provide lasting value to society and serve as examples of Jesuit and humanistic leadership. Major topics will include: ethical and moral development, Magis, the responsibility of leaders, and building an ethical organization.
 
Prerequisite: ENTR 201 Minimum Grade: D and ENTR 202 Minimum Grade: D and ENTR 301 Minimum Grade: D
ENTR 494A Incubation Project 3.00 credits
First semester of an applied incubator experience in which students apply entrepreneurial concepts and analytical tools to the creation of an actual new commercial or social venture. Students can develop their own project or work on projects for local incubators or entrepreneurs. The end result of this project is to produce a fundable business plan. Fall. Senior Standing.
 
ENTR 494B Incubation Project 2.00 credits
Second semester of an applied incubator experience in which students apply entrepreneurial concepts and analytical tools to the creation of an actual new commercial or social venture. Students can develop their own project or work on projects for local incubators or entrepreneurs. The end result of this project is to produce a fundable business plan. Spring. Senior
 
ENTR 495 New Venture Lab 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This experiential course provides hands-on experience in developing ideas for new commercial and/or social enterprises. Students work on teams to develop their own or other entrepreneurs' ideas. Projects typically include feasibility analysis, market research, and business planning. Students receive one credit for each 60 hours worked in the New Venture Lab. Course requirements include keeping a journal, completing assigned project tasks, and submitting a final report detailing learning outcomes. Open to any major at the university (for Hogan Program students and those not in the Hogan Program).
 
ENTR 497 Internship .00 - 3.00 credits
An approved internship is required for completion of the concentration in entrepreneurial leadership. The ideal internship allows the student to apply concepts and analytical tools from the curriculum in an entrepreneurial context. Approved internships consist of a minimum work requirement of 180 hours and completion of a written report summarizing the learning experience. Instructor approval required.
 
ENTR 498 Entrepreneurial Leadership 3.00 credits
A capstone course that examines the leadership characteristics, including ethical virtues, of successful entrepreneurs. The course emphasizes the understanding that entrepreneurs bear a social responsibility to contribute to the common good through their business endeavors. Spring. Senior Standing.