Entrepreneurship Bachelor's Degree

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Accelerated Entrepreneurship Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

Becoming an Entrepreneur

In this course students learn how to thrive in a fast paced, ever changing business environment. They also learn about the importance of creativity and risk taking in entrepreneurial environments. Students will explore and analyze the various traits of successful entrepreneurs.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3007
Credits: 4

Financial Accounting and the Entrepreneur

Accounting is the language of business and provides the framework for establishing and growing a successful enterprise. In this practical course students learn accounting principles and practices, the accountant's role in an entrepreneurial venture, and how to decide whether to outsource this function.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3174
Credits: 4

Business Innovation: Best Practices in New Business Development

Students will explore sources of creativity and innovation and how to use them to brainstorm new business ideas. Techniques to inspire creativity, harness market and customer insights, and identify winning business ideas will be examined. Students will develop methods of critical thinking and assessment to identify new business opportunities and assess concept viability. Students will gain the knowledge needed to begin a business plan.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3281
Credits: 4

Evaluating New Business Opportunities

The purpose of this course is to review new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and to design a tool for evaluating these opportunities. Students will use this tool to apply the criteria to their new business, product, or service, and create a business strategy for the new venture. Key obstacles to the success of new business will be analyzed and students will create plans to mitigate the risks of those obstacles.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3309
Credits: 4

Funding a New Business

Funding new ventures is a critical process that requires both creativity and business acumen. In this course, students will develop the skills to analyze the financial value of a startup business idea and develop the skills to successfully pitch a new idea to gain funding. Identification and evaluation of capital funding sources, like Angel Investors, as well as structuring the financing agreements will be discussed and analyzed. This course teaches students to utilize data based decision making for long-term and day-to-day activities.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3624
Credits: 4

Technology for Today's Entrepreneur

Students will learn how to increase efficiency and maximize collaboration with cutting edge technology tools. In this course, students learn how to use business intelligence and technology to manage and grow their business and communication strategies.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3773
Credits: 4

Sales and Marketing for New Business Ventures

This course focuses on creating integrated sales and marketing programs utilizing guerilla tactics along with traditional and online marketing techniques. Unique features like Internet marketing strategies utilizing tools such as search engine optimization and social media will be examined to foster organic growth for a start-up organization. Students will also become familiar with business-to-business and business-to- consumer sales strategies.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 4011
Credits: 4

Law, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship

In this course, students will analyze legal and ethical issues related to creating a business entity. Strategies on how to select an attorney, navigate the e-commerce world, and manage within intellectual property laws are examined. Students will understand how to start and sell a business using legal and ethical planning.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 4177
Credits: 4

Managing and Growing a Sustainable Organization

Managing a small business workforce, the finances of a growing business, and developing scalable operations is a crucial part of the success of an entrepreneur. In this course, students will analyze cases of business successes and failures. Students will also examine and evaluate the product life cycle. Viable, sustainable growth strategies will be created using various business situations. Students will apply what they learn to a new business, product, or service or new business venture in an existing organization. Global operations for small businesses are also evaluated and analyzed.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 4235
Credits: 4

International Entrepreneurship

In an ever changing global economy, navigating the business, cultural, legal, and ethical issues within international entrepreneurship is critical to an organization's success. For a start-up organization to reach success, it must accommodate an international market which can be exciting and challenging. In this course, the international venture of an entrepreneur will be discussed along with the various dynamics involved in politics, economics, technology, the law, and ethics. Students will also learn from relevant international case studies.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 4397
Credits: 4

Entrepreneurial Management Capstone

This course is the culmination of the Entrepreneurship program. Through a cutting-edge business simulation, students will demonstrate proficiency in major program concepts. Students will be provided opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

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Course ID: ENT 4401
Credits: 3

Winning Customer Service Strategies

"Motivating and empowering employees to provide outstanding customer service is critical to an entrepreneur's success. This course teaches students the strategies, techniques, and tools for developing and sustaining long term customer relationships. Cutting-edge customer relationship management tools will be explored, as well as how to create customers who are ""promoters"" of your brand."

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 3388
Credits: 4

Statistics for Business

In this course, students will develop basic statistical literacy along with the ability to analyze and evaluate real-life business problems using statistical methods. Students will learn to organize and present quantitative data by means of graphical and numerical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 4310
Credits: 4

Hiring, Developing, and Managing High Performing Employees

Employees are a business' most important asset. In this essential course, students learn how to recruit and hire top performers and provide them with the coaching and professional development they need to become rockstar employees. Students will also focus on developing workplace policies that help provide a safe and empowering environment for employees. Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to build a human resources strategy and business plan.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 3122
Credits: 4

Leading Change

This course will focus on the impact of change in an organizational setting. Various change management models will be explored, providing students with a foundation for approaching change and developing effective skills and techniques to perform in the workplace when change occurs. Students apply business concepts to real-world case study examples and determine strategies for bringing constructive change to an organization.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4701
Credits: 4

Strategic Management

This course is designed to integrate prior business courses through study, discussion, and creation of strategic management plans. Students will evaluate the key functions of organizations and integration of these functions to understand the best practices used to achieve competitive advantages. Topics will include strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4720
Credits: 4

Leadership and Teams

This course provides an applied approach to leadership, team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Students will understand and apply these concepts to workplace settings. Students will develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. Gender, culture, individuality, and telecommuting in team dynamics will also be explored.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4845
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Required course)

Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Required courses)

Literature of American Minorities

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.

Prerequisite: English

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

Political Thought

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required course)

Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Required courses)

Visions of America Since 1945

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

Comparative Politics

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite: American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 67

Total Upper Division Credits: 91

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

* Credit totals do not include Foundation Courses. Students must demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through a Rasmussen College entrance placement exam, documentation proving completion of equivalent courses at another school, or by successful completion of Foundation Courses at Rasmussen College.

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