Entrepreneurial Programs and Studies
EntreComp is the Entrepreneurship competence framework. It is a reference framework developed by the European Commission to describe entrepreneurship as a competence. EntreComp Videos illustrates this framework through a video series on how to apply it in educational settings.
1. Entrepreneurship is about spotting opportunities
For students who want to know how to start and grow their own business, this course offers the opportunity to learn how to design,finance and manage a new venture. Real – world practical skills combined with the most current theory will provide a solid foundation for developing your own business venture. All students in this program will construct a business plan for their venture.
STRUGGLING TO GET TRACTION IN THE MARKET
Entrepreneurial marketing covers the basics of marketing to quickly establish a company in the marketplace and attract customers.
· Market assessment and demand
· Digital marketing and CRM tools
· Low-cost or free PR techniques/tools
· Effective guerilla marketing tactics
NOT SURE WHERE YOUR BUSINESS IS HEADED
Adaptive Business Planning covers the key components of a business plan, the alternative best practices in business planning and how to determine the best approach for different businesses.
Students will learn how to build, revise, test and validate their plans, as well as how to communicate their plans to investors and incorporate feedback. You will gain familiarity with common business-planning tools and resources, and build a business plan complete with market and financial models.
Studies the underlying principles and theories of entrepreneurship, exploring its how tos and pitfalls. Entrepreneurial strategies and management alternatives will be examined. Emphasis on starting new ventures, acquiring other businesses and making existing enterprises profitable. Students will be able to work on projects while learning the ins and outs of being successful and happy entrepreneurs. Both academic and practical considerations will be emphasized.
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Designed to provide each student with knowledge and practical skills for entrepreneurs and business managers so they can effectively develop plans and strategies for innovative business enterprises. Topics covered include opportunity assessment, identification of competitive advantage, financial forecasting, alternate financing sources, valuation methodologies, legal issues, and organizational development. Students will have the opportunity to prepare a business plan, and gain feedback from experienced professionals.
VENTURE CAPITAL AND START-UP FINANCING
Examines the strategic and financial issues facing start-ups and venture capital investments. This course examines the entrepreneurial process, focusing on financing - how new ventures are funded, applying the perspective of both the venture seeking financing and investors considering how to identify and manage good opportunities. Topics covered include the history and current direction of the venture capital industry; alternative financing sources, notably venture capital and angel investors; business planning methods; screening new venture opportunities; valuation techniques; capital raising practices and methods; management of new ventures; and harvesting or exit strategies, including IPO's and mergers.
Accounting for Managers
Introduces financial and managerial accounting for non-accounting majors. Areas of study include financial statement analysis, financial accounting concepts and principles and managerial cost systems.
Financial Analysis for Managers
Introduces financial analysis and management in terms of its most important functions: raising funds at minimum cost and risk and allocating those funds among competing short- and long-term uses. Topics include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, financial markets and interest rate determination, stock and bond valuation models, capital budgeting methodologies and working capital management. Concepts of risk and return, cost of capital calculation and capital structure are introduced.
Working Capital Management
Examines financial decisions that affect the value of the firm in the short run. Topics include receivables management, inventory management, marketable securities management, short-term liability management and cash management.
Economic Theory and Policy
Explores the theory of prices and markets and examines macroeconomics policies of government that affect the management decisions of business. Explores the theoretical roots of competing policy options in areas such as taxation, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade and antitrust regulation. Also assesses the implications for business decisions of various government regulations as they affect the productivity and overall performance of the private sector.
Management and Organizational Theory
Examines theories of organizations and individual behavior in organizations with attention to both historical context and current approaches. Topics include how organizations are structured and designed, and the behaviors and motivations of workers and managers in organizations, organizational culture, diversity in organizations, and individuals in teams and teamwork. Students take an active role in presenting and critiquing early and current theory and practice as well as relating theory and research to their own experience.
Introductory Financial Accounting
Introduces financial accounting emphasizing accounting terminology, ethics and the role of accounting information in business decisions. Coursework will provide students with a basic understanding of the accounting process; financial statements; and the content of certain asset, liability and owner's equity accounts. The corporate form of business is discussed in detail. The focus of the course will provide students with an understanding of accounting information in a decision context.
Introductory Managerial Accounting
Introduces students to managerial accounting focusing on business decisions using internal accounting information. Introduces and explores relevant costs for decision-making, cost-volume analysis, costing systems, cost behavior, budgeting and performance measurements.
Examines current pronouncements and practical applications. Students will read, discuss and implement the most current accounting requirements as prescribed in the IASB statements and other current accounting pronouncements. Topics include statement presentation, required disclosures, in-depth study of current assets, the time value of money, inventories and revenue recognition.