In this course students learn how to generate new venture ideas and evaluate their viability. To understand how to start a for-profit or non-profit organization, the class focuses on business plan research and writing. Students learn creative problem solving and sharpen their research and analytical skills. Students deepen their understanding of entrepreneurship through reading, writing, guest speakers, field trips, and job shadowing. The job shadow is in depth and results in the creation of a short documentary film.
Prerequisites: BUS 305, 310, and 340. Students who have received credit for BUS 493 on the topics of Entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurship in the Sciences may not receive credit for BUS 440.