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 205, BUS 315, BUS 340, BUS 305 or BUS 320, BUS 310 or BUS 335, and senior standing, or permission of instructor. Students who have received credit for BUS 493 Entrepeneurship or Entrepeneurship in the Sciences may not receive credit for BUS 440.