Entrepreneurship Non-Credit Programming


The Entrepreneur and the Enterprise

This is an introductory entrepreneurship course that focuses on the creation of new ventures and the relationship between ideas, entrepreneurs, markets and enterprise as well as the role that entrepreneurship plays in our economy. The course evaluates the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and help students decide if they have an interest in starting or being part of an entrepreneurially driven business.

Course Number 20150-142
Christine Page
Monday/Wednesday, Aug 25-Oct 18, 2014
6-9pm
$339


Entrepreneurial Market and Marketing Research

Targeted to students interested in creating and growing their own businesses, this course will focus on key marketing strategies particularly relevant for new ventures. Students will: (1) apply marketing concepts to entrepreneurial company challenges, which include creating and nurturing relationships with new customers, suppliers, distributors, employees and investors; and (2) understand the special challenges and opportunities involved in developing marketing strategies "from the ground up."

Course Number 20146-142
Nichole Hoffman
Tuesdays, Aug 25-Dec 20, 2014
6-9pm
$339


Venture Growth and Development

This course discusses financial, human resource, operations and marketing issues that face entrepreneurs whose businesses are confronted with significant growth potential or that have matured. Among the topics discussed are franchising, initial public offerings, mergers, succession, estate planning, global expansion and exit strategies.

Course Number 20151-142
A. J. Rose
Mondays, Aug 25-Dec 20, 2014
6-9pm
$339


Financial Management for Entrepreneurs

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to identify and evaluate the various sources available for funding an enterprise; demonstrate an understanding of financial terminology; read, prepare and analyze a financial statement; and write a loan proposal. In addition, the student should be able to explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student should also be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies, and prepare sales forecasts.

Course Number 20149-142
Allan Buhr
Thursdays, Aug 25-Dec 20, 2014
6-9pm
$339


Entrepreneurial Tax and Finance

This is a comprehensive course covering federal and state tax situations for businesses. Tax topics will include income tax, sales and use tax, payroll tax, and unemployment tax. Financial topics will include insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, budgeting, interpretation of financial statements, and learning how to work with an accounting professional.

Course Number 20148-142
Delvan Roehling
Tuesdays, Oct 21-Dec 20, 2014
6-9pm
$339


New Venture Development

Application of principles and skills needed for implementation of a business plan to own and operate a successful venture.  The principles and skills of the entrepreneur are utilized in the decision making process including the appropriate business structure and organization, developing plans and strategies for the entrepreneurial venture, financing strategies, exploring growth opportunities, and successful managing of scarce resources.

Course Number 20145-142
Jim Silberstein
Mondays, Aug 25-Dec 20, 2014
6-9pm
$339