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Entrepreneurial Leadership
College of Leadership and Public Service
Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Leadership (ENT)
The academic component of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship includes opportunities to obtain either an entrepreneurial leadership major, minor or a business administration major with an entrepreneurial leadership concentration.  The study of entrepreneurial leadership will assist students, whether they are starting a small business; creating the next great organization; developing new products, processes and/or services within existing organizations; or by starting, growing, managing and revitalizing schools, churches, governmental entities and nonprofit service organizations.

Entrepreneur is not a job title; it is a way of thinking.  Entrepreneurship involves innovation, curiosity and risk.  It is the art and science of identifying a need and transforming that need into a product, service or business opportunity.  Entrepreneurial leadership is the process of engaging others in creative thinking and problem solving.  Entrepreneurial talents are needed in both the profit and the nonprofit sectors.

Major
For the entrepreneurial leadership major, students must complete the entrepreneurial leadership core along with an elected concentration.  Students may follow one of three broad concentration tracks identified below or create an individualized concentration in consultation with the department.  A concentration includes completion of six elective courses (18 credits) within their chosen concentration track.  The total credits required for a major in entrepreneurial leadership is 43 credits.

Entrepreneurial Leadership

ENT 225

Entrepreneurial Leadership I

2

ENT 325

Entrepreneurial Leadership II

2

ENT 347

Finance for Entrepreneurs

3

ENT 425

Entrepreneurial Leadership III

2

BUS 150

Survey of Accounting

2

BUS 220

Concepts and Practices of Management

3

BUS 263

Business Law I        

3

BUS 371

Marketing

3

BUS 381

Business Ethics and Social Policy

3

ECO 130

Survey of Economics

2

 

Concentration Electives

18

 

Total

43

Areas of Concentration
Management
This concentration is for students who seek a career in supervisory or human resource management. Six courses are required which will be selected in consultation with the department.

BUS 315

Leadership and Communication

3

BSTARTUS 321

Organizational Behavior

3

BUS 322

Human Resource Management

3

BUS 356

Operations Management and Quantitative Analysis

3

BUS 366

Employment Law

3

BUS 383

Contemporary Issues

3

COM 210

Interpersonal Communications

3

COM 365

Interviewing

3

SOC 312

Methods of Social Research

3

Marketing
This concentration is for students who seek a career in sales or related occupations.  Six courses are required which will be selected in consultation with the department.

BUS 372

Salesmanship and Sales Management

3

BUS 373

Advertising

3

BUS 374

Retailing

3

COM 325

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

COM 370

Advanced Persuasive Speaking

3

GDS 101

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

GDS 205

Photography Foundations

3

SOC 312

Methods of Social Research

3

SPM 375

Sport Marketing and Sales Promotions

3

WEB 247

Web Page Design

3

WEB 345

Desktop Publishing

3

Public Service
This concentration is for students who seek a career which links entrepreneurship with public service.  Six courses are required which will be selected in consultation with both the business and leadership and public service departments.

PSL 210

Introduction to Leadership and Public Service

3

PSL 310

Public Service: Policy Communications

3

PSL 320

Ethics and Public Policy

3

PSL 350

Public Service: Policy Formation and Analysis

3

PSL 400

Leadership and Public Service Seminar

3

SOC 312

Methods of Social Research

3

Business Administration - Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration
Students majoring in business may choose an entrepreneurial leadership concentration, and those interested should consult the section “Business Administration and Economics” for an outline of required courses for this option.  

Minor
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Graduates with a minor in entrepreneurial leadership will be prepared to articulate their ideas effectively and to consider the ethical implications of the ideas they are proposing.  They will know how to prepare and present business plans and grant proposals, and will understand the basic technical skills needed to function as an entrepreneurial leader in any organization.

Students will be encouraged to participate in entrepreneurial activities in various segments of campus life, the community and region.

ENT 225

Entrepreneurial Leadership I

2

ENT 325

Entrepreneurial Leadership II

2

ENT 347

Finance for Entrepreneurs

3

ENT 425

Entrepreneurial Leadership III

2

BUS 150

Survey of Accounting

2

BUS 220

Concepts and Practices of Management

3

BUS 263

Business Law I

3

BUS 371

Marketing

3

BUS 381

Business Ethics and Social Policy

3

ECO 130

Survey of Economics

2

 

Total

25

Associate of Arts
Entrepreneurial Leadership

ENT 225

Entrepreneurial Leadership I

2

ENT 347

Finance for Entrepreneurs

3

BUS 101

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 150

Survey of Accounting

2

BUS 220

Concepts and Practices of Management

3

BUS 263

Business Law I

3

BUS 371

Marketing

3

BUS 381

Business Ethics and Social Policy

3

BUS

Electives

9

COM 101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

ECO 130

Survey of Economics

2

ENG 111

Expository Writing

3

LST 101

Learn Strong I

1

MTH 115

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (or other course approved for General Education)

3

 

Two General Education courses in different General Education areas

6

 

Electives (undesignated)

14

 

Total

63

Course Descriptions
150/350 Readings in Entrepreneurial Leadership 1 hour F,S

This course includes assigned readings in entrepreneurial thinking and leadership.  Students may earn a total of two hours of credit.

225 Entrepreneurial Leadership I 2 hours F,S
Students are introduced to principles and characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership.  Students explore their own orientation toward entrepreneurship, including innovation, curiosity and risk.  Students are also introduced to key dimensions of entrepreneurial behavior, including opportunity assessment, mission development, strategic planning, market analysis, resource mobilization, financial management and social accountability.  Entrepreneurship is considered in a variety of for-profit, nonprofit and public enterprise settings.

275 Entrepreneurial Leadership Field Experience 1-3 hours F,S
This is a guided experience to offer students the opportunity to develop leadership.  Students will develop teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.  This course emphasizes experiential acquisition of leadership skills through self-directed projects and participation in regional and national competitions.  The projects are aimed at increasing citizen awareness and understanding of business and economic issues.  This course is recommended for students from any discipline who are interested in project development, the development of teaching skills or the enhancement of communication and planning skills. 
Prerequiste:  Consent of instructor.

299 Selected Topics - Basic 1-3 hours TBA

325 Entrepreneurial Leadership II 2 hours F
Students explore in more depth the various dimensions of entrepreneurial leadership introduced in ENT 225.
Prerequisite:  ENT 225.

347 Finance for Entrepreneurs 3 hours S
Students are introduced to key concepts and tools needed by entrepreneurs to effectively control the financial functions of their organization.  Topics include budget development and management, payroll management, management of cash flow and accounts receivable, analysis of financial reports and statements, capital investment decision making, and sources of capital.
Prerequisites:  BUS 150 or BUS 251, and ENT 225.

425 Entrepreneurial Leadership III 2 hours S
This is a capstone seminar which integrates prior coursework relating to entrepreneurial leadership through the preparation and presentation of a business plan for a new or enhanced organization or enterprise.
Prerequisites: ENT 325 or consent of instructor.

450 Internship 3 hours F,S
Students will design their internship in consultation with the director of the Kelley Center.  Students will be expected to be entrepreneurial in developing their internship.
Prerequisites: ENT 425 or consent of instructor.

460 Independent Study 1-3 hours F,S
Students will select a project for intensive study and research. 
Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.    

499 Selected Topics – Advanced 1-3 hours TBA

 

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