Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor is focused on improving the entrepreneurial experience of students, connecting them to businesses, and gaining the skills to eventually launch a new business venture. Courses in this area focus both on small business management and start-up entrepreneurship. Key courses in the program include: Entrepreneurship/Small Business, Small Business Management, Applied Small Business Management, and New Venture Planning. Students nurture their entrepreneurial talents through “hands-on” learning and experiential experiences that include: interviewing business owners, conducting business concept presentations and exhibitions, and developing business plans and presenting them to a panel of real investors.
In Fall 2013, the Entrepreneurship/Small Business concentration ranked 6th out of the 29 possible declared majors in the Parker College of Business. The Center is proposing to start a Major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
For more or additional information, please contact
Steve Charlier, Ph.D.
Department of Management
Parker College of Business, Room 3355A
Required Course Descriptions:
- MGNT 3130 Principles of Management: Provides an overview of the management function, with emphasis on managerial planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
- MGNT 3234 Entrepreneurship: A study of the business formation process focusing on the behaviors of entrepreneurs and the creation of new businesses in dynamic environments – prerequisites C or better in MGNT 3130 Principles of Management.
- MGNT 4234 Small Business Management: Provides a complete coverage of small business operations with proper balance between business functions and the management function – prerequisites C or better in MGNT 3130 Principles of Management; (offered in Fall semester only).
- MGNT 4236 New Venture Planning: This is a project-based course in which students, working in small groups, research and develop a business plan for a new venture. With tutorial guidance, students will select an entrepreneurial idea and develop it into a comprehensive and fully detailed, written business plan – prerequisites C or better in MGNT3234 Entrepreneurship and MKTG 3131 Principles of Marketing.
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|MGNT 3130||Principles of Management||3|
|MGNT 4234||Small Business Management||3|
|MGNT 4236||New Venture Planning||3|
|Choose one from among:||3|
|ACCT 3131||Intermediate Accounting I|
|CISM 4135||Project Management and Development|
|ECON 4333||Managerial Economics|
|ECON 4431||Economic Development|
|FINC 3132||Intermediate Financial Management|
|MGNT 3235||Leadership in Organizations|
|MGNT 4235||Applied Small Business Management|
|MGNT 4431||Purchasing and Negotiation|
|MKTG 3133||Professional Selling|
|MKTG 3136||Introduction to E-Commerce|
|MKTG 4131||Marketing Research|
|Total Credit Hours:||15|
Last updated: 4/2/2021