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Fall 2015-2016
* EGR 201   na, npdf

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Rakefet S. Kasdin
Ed Zschau

Entrepreneurship is about creating value for the benefit of others. It is about innovating, marshalling limited resources, inspiring teams, and persisting through challenges and uncertainty, often by trying, learning from what happens, and trying something better. EGR 201 is designed to equip each student with the approaches and concepts of entrepreneurship and how to apply them to achieve positive change in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue. The course employs several experiential methods of teaching and learning so students will understand how they can follow an entrepreneurial path in organizations and in life.

Sample reading list:
Linda Rottenberg, Crazy is a Compliment
Geoffrey Moore, Crossing Chasm
Ed Zschau, Obtaining Needed Funding for your Startup Enterprise
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
Alexander Osterwalder, Business Model Generation
Clayton Christensen, The Innovator's Dilemma
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
The primary method of teaching and learning is the reading, analyzing, preparing, and engaging in a classroom discussion of cases describing real entrepreneurial situations in a variety of endeavors and at various stages of development. For some classes, there will be assigned readings that provide the background, approaches, and actionable concepts for addressing the issues of the case.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Problem set(s) - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no academic prerequisite for EGR 201. Students from all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome. However, students who took or plan to take concurrently with EGR 201 upper level entrepreneurship courses ( EGR 491, 495, 497, 498) are not permitted to take this course..

Other information:
There will be both a midterm paper and a final term paper that will enable students to practice and apply the learning from the course.

Reserved Seats:
Juniors Only 1


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22769 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:37 Limit:47