Entrepreneurship Major

Requirements - 6 courses / 18 credits (36 ECTS)

Provides an understanding of the business challenges that confront entrepreneurs and their approaches to business opportunities. The course emphasizes real world information gathering and integrated approaches needed for successful business endeavors. The course covers entrepreneurial processes, skills such as the mobilization and organization of resources, and business and marketing plans. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, BUS305, BUS368 Co-requisite(s): BUS375. Credits: 3
This course is designed to equip students with knowledge on starting and managing cutting-edge technology entrepreneurial ventures. Business strategy concepts, market awareness, new technologies, enterprise models for innovative projects and start-ups, resource management, and financing comprise this entrepreneurial specialization for technological innovation in several business industries. Information technology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and biomedical sciences are some of the many disciplines from which students acquire indispensable learning and become innovative technology venture evangelists. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, BUS305, BUS360, BUS368, BUS375. Credits: 3
This course is developed to provide an overview of the financial outline and forms for start-up companies and entrepreneurial ventures. Entrepreneurial Finance includes the fundamentals of financial planning and relevant theories, concepts, and tools for the efficient financial management of entrepreneurial organizations. Also, by focusing on the initial stages of company development and current technology-built ventures, students acquire a comprehensive knowledge of financing new ventures, managing resources and venture capitals, and analyzing the micro-economic environment. Prerequisite(s): BUS220, BUS330. Credits: 3
This course is developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) role in entrepreneurial ventures. At the same time, Digital Innovation introduces new cutting-edge transformations within organizations and businesses. Students learn to rethink and redesign organizational procedures, convey strong organizational digital culture, assimilate technology and processes, and create improved end-to-end customer experiences – all to stimulate competitiveness and revolutionize how we collect and utilize any data to help an organization grow. Prerequisite(s): GEN100, BUS340. Credits: 3
Provides the basic theoretical models on innovation such as open, disruptive and business model innovation, combined with global best practices and scientific methods to guide new product development leaders and their teams throughout the product development cycle. The course emphasis is on the models, skills and techniques necessary for delivering a customer and market driven product vision, building an energized cross functional product development team, and achieving strategic product focus by identifying priorities and making the right trade-offs. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, BUS305, BUS310, BUS350, BUS368, BUS375, BUS395, BUS396; Co-req: BUS367. Credits: 3
Provides students with the necessary tools and real life business practices in order to put in practice their innovative ideas which they will develop throughout the minor. Students will work in a computer based simulation game in order to run their own virtual company, gaining hands-on experience of the challenges of business and entrepreneurship. The simulation focuses on having students conduct market, competitive and environmental analysis in order to take appropriate actions with respect to the organization, sales and marketing, finance and operations. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE270, MATH90, PSY260, BUS305, BUS220, BUS310, BUS330, BUS350, BUS362, BUS368, BUS375, BUS395, BUS396; Co-req: BUS365. Credits: 3

Electives - 2 courses / 6 credits (12 ECTS)

This course explores crucial aspects of managing small business enterprises. It emphasizes the identification and analysis of major operating constraints and issues confronting small businesses as well as appropriate methods for their resolution. Topics covered in this course include obtaining capital, controlling inventory, setting prices, promotion strategies, and growth and expansion decisions. Prerequisite(s): BUS320, BUS330, BUS350. Credits: 3
Emerging economies are defined by the structural and wide-ranging changes at an institutional level in order to develop their fiscal and economic status. By studying entrepreneurship through an international spectrum and evaluating business and entrepreneurial strategies in the global context, students approach emerging economies and their dynamics for international expansion with new ventures. In comparison to the developed economies, emerging economies stress the need to optimize their domestic entrepreneurial knowledge and dive deeply into new sets of venturing for the knowledge economy. Prerequisite(s): BUS360, BUS367. Credits: 3
Entrepreneurs have been doing thorough research for innovative venturing in franchising business models. Diversity in products and services, already set networks, and standardized replicated operations are some of the attractive traits a franchise model provides. Nevertheless, venturing innovation in franchise models characterizes this business concept as a catalyst for entrepreneurs’ geographical expansion. In this course, students will gain knowledge on researching new franchise opportunities, identify the critical use of the wide-ranging business database, micro-managing in innovative franchise ventures, and the skills for establishing and expanding entrepreneurship through a franchise business network. Prerequisite(s): BUS360, BUS367. Credits: 3
In this course, students develop their entrepreneurial skills to impact social and economic values. Social innovation navigated by design thinking can create social venture models and implement strategies and policies for various dynamic and sustainable communities. Sustainable societies, innovative social investments, and societal progress due to entrepreneurship and highly effective social ventures are the key components of this learning experience for empowering students with a social change mindset. Prerequisite(s): GE113, BUS360. Credits: 3

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