Undergraduate Collateral in Entrepreneurship
A three-course collateral in entrepreneurship is offered to Haslam College of Business students majoring in Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Though the collateral is only open to HCB students, the courses are open to any UT Knoxville and UT Institute of Agriculture students. These classes provide valuable insight into the challenges an entrepreneur faces, and develop the skills necessary to identify opportunities, construct plans, and start on the value-creation journey.
- ENT 350 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship: an introduction to entrepreneurship with an emphasis on identifying, evaluating and developing new venture opportunities. Topics include opportunity identification and evaluation, start-up strategies, business valuation, business plan development, attracting stakeholders, financing the venture, managing the growing business and exit strategies.
- ENT 451 - New Venture Planning: integration of various functional disciplines and their application to general management of new ventures within established companies and entrepreneurial enterprises. Focuses on the components necessary for the development of a business plan.
Choose one of the following electives:
- ENT 410 - Leadership in Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship: organizations pursuing goals for the benefit of society face a unique set of challenges compared to those with primarily for-profit goals. Though charged with vitally important missions, nonprofits and social ventures (for-profit businesses with a social mission) are too often poorly led and managed. This course develops business-minded thinking and useful leadership skills in the future leaders of organizations with societal and nonprofit missions.
- ENT 415 - Start-Overs as Start-Ups: not all entrepreneurial activity takes place within the confines of a brand new organization. For some organizations, entrepreneurial effort is required as an organization “starts over” due to poor performance, changes in leadership, new ownership, generational handoff, and/or other factors. This course centers on those situations where existing organizations need to be entrepreneurially refreshed in order to realize their potential.
- ENT 420 - Entrepreneurial Finance: decision-making for financing startups; topics include the time value of money, financial statements and analysis, breakeven analysis, the cost of capital, cash budgeting, capital budgeting, and business valuation.
- ENT 425 - Entrepreneurial Marketing: entrepreneurial ventures face important and sometimes unique challenges marketing new products and/or services from new firms. New ventures must not only let consumers know that their products and/or services exist but also legitimize the venture in the minds of consumers. This course provides an in-depth look at entrepreneurial marketing strategies with an important focus on online presence and social media initiatives.
- ENT 460 - Leading Innovation and Change: how managers identify and nurture new business opportunities while maintaining competitive advantage. Topics include examination of change models, the role of middle managers in large organizations, and ways to address resistance to change.
Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation ~ 418 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-4140 ~ Phone: (865) 974-5126 ~ Email: ACEI@utk.edu