Entrepreneurship (ENPR) Courses

ENPR 275 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.

ENPR 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

ENPR 300 Entrepreneurship I: New Venture Feasibility
3 hours. This course focuses on developing ideas for new businesses. Case studies and group exercises are utilized to help students determine which ideas might result in feasible businesses. Students select a business idea and then write a feasibility plan, a first step in developing a detailed business plan. This plan will determine if the idea has profit potential.
Prerequisites: BUSN 110 Introduction to Business and MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing.

ENPR 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

ENPR 400 Entrepreneurship II: Business Plan Development
3 hours. This course is designed to immerse the student in the dynamics of planning, establishing, and growing a new business. The course focuses on the development of a business plan that identifies a market need, evaluates the financial viability of the venture, and organizes the resources to launch the business. This course is taught in a seminar format using both the analysis of cases and the evaluation of business plans.
Prerequisites: ENPR 300 Entrepreneurship I and MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing.

ENPR 410 Entrepreneurship III: Funding New Ventures
3 hours. This course focuses on the potential funding sources for the business plans written in Entrepreneurship II. Attention is given to both equity and debt financing. Funding sources studied include venture capital funds, bank financing, SBA loans/grants/guarantee, angel investors, community development funds, and others. The course explores appropriate legal forms of business to accompany chosen financing strategies including limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, corporations ( C and Subchapter S), limited and general partnerships, sole proprietorships, holding companies, and others. Attention is given to developing the deal structure and investor exit strategy as well as limitations imposed on raising capital by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Prerequisite: ENPR 400 Entrepreneurship II.

ENPR 475 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.

ENPR 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

ENPR 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Independent study of subjects outside regular offerings of particular interest to business and economics majors. Regular reading reports and conferences are scheduled.
Prerequisite: upper-division majors and by permission.

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