Intersession and Spring 2021 Semester courses
WEDNESDAY 9-11:50AM MOD 1
ENT 217 - 0.5 CREDIT
This course is designed for students with an entrepreneurial venture interested in learning how to fund that venture. Topics include: business valuation, financing options - bootstrapping, crowd-funding, friends and family lending, bank loans, venture capital funding, angel investing, grants, and other sources of capital investment. A review and application of financial statements as part of funding a new venture will also be included.
ENT 245 - 1.0 CREDIT
'Social Entrepreneurship' explores the relationship between the social issues confronting our global community and the use of business creation to stimulate ( "creatively disrupt") local and world change. This course challenges the student to look beyond well-established business objectives - the creation of wealth - and investigate how wealth creation can impact public good. A review of global social entrepreneurial initiatives is an important focus of the course. Students consider such diverse social issues as environmental degradation, poverty, homelessness, lack of potable water, world health and education concerns, microcredit and more.
ART OF THE PITCH
ENT 203 - 1.0 CREDIT
Successful entrepreneurship is successful pitching. Whether you are soliciting support of a social cause, selling yourself in a job interview, or actively searching for backing of your business venture, you are pitching. This course is designed to introduce students, from all majors and minors, to the art of effective communication and public speaking to convey passions and interests, with emphasis on elevator pitches, presentations with props, video and recording, and TedTalks.
MARKETING TO YOU
TUESDAY 10AM-1:40PM - INTERSESSION ONLY
ENT 212 - 0.5 CREDIT
This course will familiarize students with strategies and practices in the ever-changing field of marketing to young consumers from middle school to graduate school. Some of the best known brands are laser focused on resonating and relating to this young generation. This generation influences around a quarter of all purchases in the US. This course will utilize lectures and spirited discussions, guest lectures, group and individual presentations to the class.
THIS CLASS FEATURES WEEKLY INDUSTRY SPEAKERS
CREATING A CULTURE OF I&E
PROF. TERESA QUINN
ENT 105 - 1.0 CREDIT
This course explores the basic phases of innovation - identification, ideation and implementation. Students will identify a problem, ideate solutions to the problem, and implement the solution, which will bring about change. Students will gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, innovation and entrepreneurship by the act of doing. Innovation concepts presented in this course are supportive of intrinsically motivated issues, the understanding of ones own constraints and resources, and the importance of self-awareness. This course is typically taught as a first-year intensive for incoming students in the fall semester. It is also approved for a Values Perspective (VP) in support of the program of liberal studies requirements.