Entrepreneurship Option Course Descriptions

The following courses (9 units)

MIS 260 MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: MGT 101
This course is the classic introduction to management information systems: how computers are used and managed in organizations, and how such technology assists management. Topics include the strategic role of information systems, a survey of hardware, software, databases and networks, types of information systems, the design and acquisition of information systems, and ethical issues in information systems.

MGT 499 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (6 UNITS)

Prerequisite: MGT 317
Internship provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in an area in the field of management which the student may want to pursue. Also see “Internships” for general information and policies.

One business elective course selected from the following courses: (3 units)

Any upper division ACC, FIN, HRM, IMG, MGT, MIS, MKT, or SMG course.

The following two courses: (6 units)

MGT 363 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT

Prerequisites: MKT 316, FIN 320
Conceiving a new venture begins with an idea. Transforming the idea into a solid opportunity and successful business requires considerable expertise. This course helps students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to create opportunities from ideas and to evaluate them. In this course, each student will focus on one project, preparing a feasibility study of an opportunity of their choosing, including market/industry attractiveness and target segment attractiveness/sustainable advantage. Following the feasibility analysis, students will be ready to construct a business plan that explains in detail how the new venture is going to create and/or capture value, and will function as a roadmap for management.

FIN 442 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE

Prerequisite: FIN 320
This class examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on startup ventures, the early stages of company development, and the IPO process. Topics include how much money to raise, when should money be raised, who should provide the financing, how to value a company, and how to structure funding. The perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the venture capitalist are considered.

Two courses selected from the following courses:( 6 units)

HRM 300 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Prerequisites: MGT 101, ENG 102, ECO 200
This course introduces students to the philosophies, practices, and techniques for effective management of human resources in multi-faceted business operations. Case studies of current business environments are used extensively.

MGT 365 SOCIAL CAPITALISM

Prerequisite: MKT 316, FIN 320
This course is designed to teach students that the concepts, tools, and practices of business can be used as a vehicle for social change, and that efforts to affect such change are not the sole responsibility of government and non-profit organizations. Students will learn essential steps for launching, building and driving a social enterprise. They will explore a range of management, marketing, financing and service process issues affecting the social enterprise sector.
The Creative Process: Prototyping Lab (under development)
New Venture Strategy and Marketing (under development)
The Family Business Enterprise: Keys to Success (under development)

Management 401 is recommended as the capstone course for students pursuing the Entrepreneurship Option.