Understanding and development of the entrepreneurial mindset and key skills when launching a business and/or pursuing a professional career. Particular focus is given to creativity, opportunity identification, networking, team building, and securing needed resources for success.
Exposure to the essential principles underlying creative and lateral thinking and problem-solving in the context of opportunity in the global knowledge economy. The focus is to improve and promote the students' abilities to develop ideas, manage innovation, and transform organizations. Analysis of current trends in local, national and global business and society are utilized as the platform to identify potential opportunities.
Contemporary areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. May be repeated with permission of advisor.
The creation of a pragmatic, effective, and comprehensive business plan for a for-profit or nonprofit entity that is prepared to solve a problem in the market or for society. A laboratory style approach will be used as the student(s) compile and combine all necessary organization components to prepare the entity for market entry.