ENTREPRENEURSHIP CORE

Take the following courses:

EB-100  Introduction to Management

This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.

3 CreditsS

EB-102  Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Students will explore the personal ramification of becoming an entrepreneur. They will generate ideas for new business start-ups and learn how to determine whether an idea represents a viable business opportunity. Students will develop their concepts as far as possible toward the actual startup venture.

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB101 or permission of the instructor.

EB-105  International Economic Issues

Understanding international economics is increasingly important for private and public decision-makers. In a world of growing economic interdependence, the ability of policy makers to provide a stable environment for business is a key issue. Accordingly, this course develops the principle topics of international economics, including trade theory, the balance of payments, the cause and consequences of exchange rate movements, the flow of capital, currency crises and regional trade issues. The applied topics emphasized will be based on the most pressing current issues.

3 CreditsS,I

IT-110  Principles of Information Technology

This course provides a context for further study in information technology. Topics include an overview of the fundamentals of information systems, current and emerging technologies, business applications, communications and decision making, and the impact of these systems on business, government, and society. This course will also emphasize the development of both writing and speaking skills through application of the concepts that define the course. Students who have passed IT-111 or IM-110 may not take this course.

3 CreditsS 

EB-131  Financial Accounting

Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.

3 CreditsS

EB-202  Behavioral Analysis of Organizations

The broad focus of the course is to examine how individuals come together to form a successful organization. The course is broken into three major sections: people, organizations, and leadership. The course emphasizes student involvement and engages students in a variety of in-class exercises, case analysis role playing exercises, small group exercises, and an off-campus class experience or two. One or more off-campus experiences are required for the course. 

4 CreditsCW,S,WK-SIPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EB-207   New Venture Creation

Students will analyze business start-up successes and failures, develop their own new ideas for new ventures and learn how to determine when an idea represents a viable business opportunity. Students will pursue those opportunities as far as possible toward actual startup of the venture. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB102. 

EB-236  Managerial Accounting

Emphasizes accounting concepts for the internal use of management in planning and control. Course focuses on spreadsheet applications to analyze management policies. 

3 CreditsS,QM,CWPrerequisite: EB131. 

EB-307  New Venture Start-Ups

Students will develop their new ventures beyond the conceptual and planning stages by establishing actual operations-purchasing, manufacturing, marketing, etc. to generate revenue. They will implement whatever support systems (accounting, human resources, inventory management, etc.) are needed. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB207. 

EB-341  Product and Operations Management

Examines the necessary things business firms must do to efficiently convert inputs to outputs. The course is about equally divided between qualitative operations management theory and quantitative tools that have been developed to solve typically occurring problems in production/ operations. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB201. 

EB-351  Marketing Management

Analyzes consumer behavior leading to selection of product as well as pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. Research projects help students apply concepts to the complexities of decision making in marketing. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB201. 

EB-361  Financial Management I

The management of business assets and liabilities and the concurrent creation of sources and the use of funds. Special attention is given to financial statement analysis and decisions involving working capital management. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131 and Junior or Senior standing. 

EB-371  Human Resource Management.

The early part of the course takes an in-depth look at the fundamental nature of the employer- employee relationship. The fundamental framework is then used to evaluate traditional aspects of Human Resource Management practice: Selection, training, recruitment, performance appraisals, and compensation. Class time involves some lecture, in-class exercises, guest speakers from industry, and case analyses. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB202 or PACS202. 

EB-407  Entrepreneurship

Examines the application of administrative and functional fields to small business situations. Special attention is given to the problems typical of the small business. Projects and local businesses may be used as cases. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB307 or permission of the instructor. 

EB-480  Senior Seminar

A capstone course for POE in Business. Through the use of readings, case studies and simulations, students in the course will formulate corporate strategy and implement it in a competitive environment. How firms may gain and sustain competitive advantage with the formulated strategy will be examined. In addition, students will also be trained to craft business reports on corporate strategies. The evaluation of performance will mainly depend on the content and the quality of the business reports.

3 CreditsS 


Take one of the following courses:

EB-210  Quantitative Business Analysis

This course introduces quantitative techniques for solving business problems and works to establish a link between data analysis and business decision- making. The course presents algebra, graphical methods, applied calculus, and descriptive statistics as tools to aid business decision makers. 

3 CreditsQM,SPrerequisites: High school algebra or pre-calculus. 

MA-130 Calculus I

An introduction to calculus including differentiation and integration of elementary functions of a single variable, limits, tangents, rates of change, maxima and minima, area, volume, and other applications. Integrates the use of computer algebra systems, and graphical, algebraic and numerical thinking.

4 CreditsN, QM


Take one of the following courses:

EB-222  Principles of Macroeconomics

Macroeconomic conditions affect individuals and businesses in numerous ways: employment opportunities, the purchasing power of wages and salaries, the cost of borrowing money, sales, profits, and competitiveness against foreign businesses. This course develops the theories relevant to understanding the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, deflation, exchange rates and balance of payments problems. It also examines the options and tradeoffs governments face as they seek to provide a stable macroeconomic environment through monetary and fiscal policies. Case studies of the macroeconomic performance and policies of diverse countries provide a comparative orientation. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing 

EB-223  Principles of Microeconomics

The optimizing behavior of households and firms serves as the focal point in this study of market-based resource allocation. Supply and demand analysis, spending and saving decisions of households, production and employment decisions of firms, alternative market structures, and environmental economics are among the topics covered. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. 


Take the following course:

EB-359  Advertising & Promo Mgmt

This promotion management course is designed to give students an in-depth examination of integrated marketing communication and how it relates to handling promoting an organization, a campaign, a product and (or) service, or any other specific cause. The course will look at various promotional techniques such as public relations, various sources of advertising and marketing, and the utilization of direct sales approaches, with the focus on the marketing mix to the various aspects of communications that take place between the firm and its customers. At the same time, this course lends itself to studying both " applied " and " theoretical " issues to give students both a real-world view of advertising and promotions, as well as frameworks for understanding such real-world decisions. Specifically, it will focus on the concept of " what is in it for me " and the attempt to establish a two-way dialogue with consumers. The course will offer an insight into strategies that can be developed and implemented to manage promotional activities.

3 Credits  


The option of Junior Year or Semester Abroad is encouraged. Foreign exchange partner institutions are likely to offer equivalent courses for EB-105, EB-210, EB-211, EB-222, EB-223, EB-341, EB-351, EB-361 and EB-371.


Internships are also available:

EB-001 Non-Credit Business Internship

Course Description

CreditsFISHNPrerequisites

EB-490  Business Internship

Develops students' skills, through practical experiences or field projects which require proposals for problem analysis and solution. The experiences and projects are provided by local businesses or other organizations and use technical and decision skills developed in students' areas of concentration. Note: Limited availability. May be repeated up to a total of 9 hours credit. 

2-9 CreditsSCorequisite: EB495. Prerequisites: Permission and Jr. or Sr. standing. 

EB-495  Business Internship Seminar

Requires students to reflect on the experience and/or pursue relevant research. Note: Limited availability. May be repeated up to a total of 6 hours credit. 

2-6 CreditsSCorequisite: EB490. Prerequisites: Permission. 


POE Credit Total = 62-63

Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level.  Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.