ECE 495B - Entrepreneurship for EngineersLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2004 (cancelled)
Entrepreneurial hands-on class that is focused on educating engineers how to identify new business opportunities, evaluate the market, create a business plan, acquire funding, and grow a business from the ground up.
Approved as unrestricted elective 9/4/03.
- Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure, Jerry Kaplan, Replica Books, 2001, ISBN No. 014-025-7314.
- The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finance and Business: Wealth Creation Techniques for Growing a Business, Roza Makonnen, Steve Rogers, Steven Rogers, McGrow-Hill, 2002, ISBN No. 007-138-0817.
- Case Packets and Presentations provided at the first class and available online.
- Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Tom Copeland, Tim Koller, Jack Murrin, John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN No. 047-100-9938.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- Understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. [h,j,k]
- Ability to assess markets to identify new business opportunities. [a,h,j]
- Fundamentals of Finance & Marketing. [e,k]
- How to put together a successful business plan. [b,g,j]
|1||What it takes to be an entrepreneur|
|2||How to assess markets to identify new opportunities|
|1||How to value a new business idea|
|1||Fundamentals of Finance|
|1||Fundamentals of Marketing|
|1||How to protect intellectual property|
|3||How to put together a successful business plan|
|2||How to solicit funding|
|2||How to hire and grow a startup business|
|1||How to partner for success|
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