Hogan Entrepreneurial Program | Academic Coursework

Academic Coursework in Entrepreneurship

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ENT 301 Entrepreneurship (3) (for undergraduates - to be taken in Fall of the First Year)

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, the external environments of organizations, the issues which affect entrepreneurial success and the management of entrepreneurial ventures. The course also includes a review of financial statements, business functions, and fundamental business concepts.

ENT 302 Hogan Colloquium (3) (for undergraduates - to be taken in Spring of the First Year)

This course involves participation in the Hogan professional development workshops. Speakers are drawn from companies, non-profit organizations, and government to share firsthand experience or research on entrepreneurial ventures. Workshops develop students’ skills in areas such as professional communications, business etiquette and protocol, media relations, salesmanship, cross culture management, etc.

(For undergraduate students choosing to take more than one year of Hogan classes)

ENT 401 Entrepreneurship – Applied Concepts and Practices I (3) (To be taken in Fall of the Second Year)

This course includes topics of risk assessment, venture capitalization, change management, and legal issues related to organization start-up. Students work as a team to create a new venture plan which could result in a fundable business proposal. They will visit start-up companies and conduct case studies designed to sharpen their understanding of key financial concepts and the development of business plans.

ENT 402 Entrepreneurship – Applied Concepts and Practices II (3) (To be taken in Spring of the Second Year)

This course involves participation in advanced professional development workshops. Speakers are drawn from companies, non-profit organizations, and government to share firsthand experience or research on entrepreneurial ventures. Workshops develop students’ skills in practical areas such as branding, web-based marketing, relationship management, etc. In this workshop, students implement the business plan developed in ENT 401.

(For MBA students)

MBA 701 Entrepreneurship or 740 Social Enterprise Management

This course examines the challenges of establishing owning and managing a small business. Students learn methods of identifying new business opportunities; planning for and organizing a business; marketing its goods/services; financial planning and control.

MBA 740 Social Enterprise Management (3)

This course introduces students to the application of entrepreneurship to the advancement of social change within organizations that have a double bottom line: creating tangible social value as well as financial return. Students will use cases and examination of live organizations to develop knowledge of the strategies for and challenges of creating sustainable and successful social ventures. Issues including start-up, funding, organizing, growing, and assessing a social enterprise will be explored.