Course Descriptions - Entrepreneurship

EPS 227 MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR FOR ENTREPRENEURS

This course will address the challenges of entrepreneurship within the context of the managerial process and organizational dynamics. Successful completion of this course will provide students with a basic understanding of the role of an entrepreneur as a leader and a manager and the tools for successfully managing the human resource side of a start-up company.

                  3 Hours, 1 Semester

EPS 378 ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT

This course provides fundamental knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship which focus on the process of establishing and successfully operating a new business.

Entrepreneurship is setting up a freestanding new business and accepting the risks of time, effort, and money associated with such a venture. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to craft an initial plan for the start-up of a new business, including a working knowledge of permits, fees and municipal registration requirements and the development of a simple business plan.

Prerequisite: EPS 227 or MGMT 227      3 Hours, 1 Semester

EPS 385 BUSINESS FINANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The emphasis of this course is on the acquisition and management of entrepreneurial capital and funding and on the development and management of the fundamental accounting skills and tools and systems for small business owners. Successful completion of this course would enable the student to identify and apply for funding and to set up and operate the business and accounting systems necessary for the successful control of their business.

Prerequisite: FIN 203                3 Hours, 1 Semester

EPS 386 SALES AND MARKETING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The emphasis of this course is on the development and management of successful entrepreneurial selling and marketing skills, e-commerce, and effective communication skills and tools for entrepreneurs. Successful completion of this course would enable the student to create and execute a successful marketing plan for the introduction of their business to the marketplace, including the virtual marketplace and would provide the student with the fundamental business communication tools and skill sets necessary for the operation of their company.

Prerequisite: MKCM 202                                            3 Hours, 1 Semester

EPS 480 ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

This capstone course will be oriented towards providing students with a capstone experience option of choosing either a semester research project approach, a “shadowing” opportunity in an entrepreneurial environment or a practicum which encourages a student-driven business start-up initiative.

Prerequisite: EPS 385, EPS 386                3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII