Entrepreneurship Courses

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
ENTR 3000
The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series provides a different entrepreneur each week to share their insights, struggles, challenges and lessons learned. The speakers and assignments will provide students with varying perspectives on entrepreneurship and give them insights to what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Basic Entrepreneurship Skills
ENTR 3100
In this hybrid course, students will meet each week with the SUU Entrepreneur in Residence in a laboratory environment to work on skills essential to launching a new business venture. In addition, students will attend the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series once each week.

MGMT 3210
In many ways this is a research course. Students will first complete various library and field assignments and activities to gain a sense of the opportunities, risk-taking, innovation, and creativity demanded in starting a new business. Early in the course, each student will develop an idea for a new business. During the course each student will write a business plan based on that idea. In the meantime, we will study the specific elements of a business plan to help student write their own.

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Specialized topics in Entrepreneurship for students to extend beyond the core curriculum. Course is repeatable up to six (6) credits with change of topic.

Small Business Management
MGMT 2220
Offered Spring semesters: Designed to teach basic fundamentals necessary to run a small business in its day-to-day operation. Course topics include financing, franchises, forecasting, ethics, management teams, leadership, insurance, pricing, personnel, planning along with E-Business opportunities, family businesses and exit strategies.

Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN 3400
This course provides students with an understanding of the financial tools used in creating, running, and valuing entrepreneurial enterprises. It includes an overview of the entrepreneurial process, including different organizational structures, financing sources, and the value of intellectual property protections. The course also covers the valuation techniques commonly used by professional investors, and examines how investors, particularly private equity sources, select projects for investment. Students will learn to use common financial ratios and cash flow projections to analyze the liquidity and profitability of the firm. A semester-long project will help students apply these techniques and ideas.