Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise (EEE)

Spears School of Business

2015-2016 Degree Requirement Sheets - click here for previous years

An asterisk (*) following the four-digit number indicates the course is approved for graduate credit. Graduate College


EEE 1010
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
. 1-3 credits, max 6. Examination of the creative process. Exploration of underlying premises of creativity, exposure to basic frameworks and concepts, and examination of obstacles to creativity. Emphasis on practical applications. Intended for students in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Learning Community.

EEE 1020
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship II
. 1-3 credits, max 6. Examination of the underpinnings of entrepreneurship and innovation as each relates to the creative process. An applied perspective is adopted in exploring the interfaces between creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Intended for students in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Learning Community.

EEE 2023
Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
Lab 1. Focuses on both the entrepreneurial mindset and the process of launching and growing a new business. Reviews opportunities, innovation, new value creation, business context, existing firms and any area of business or life that pertains to entrepreneurship.

EEE 3020
Business Plan Laboratory
. 1-3 credits, max 3. Provides any student regardless of background with a fundamental understanding of the logic and structure of a business plan and a knowledge of basic tools and concepts for putting together a great business plan for an original idea or concept. Applies to for-profit and non-profit ventures.

EEE 3023
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior
. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing. Overview of entrepreneurial thinking and behavior and its role in our lives. Examination of what it takes to start and sustain new concepts and ventures. Central focus is on the issues surrounding effective implementation of the entrepreneurial process across a variety of contexts.

EEE 3033
(D) Women and Minority Entrepreneurship
. The course covers race, gender, and ethnicity as factors that impact entrepreneurship. Students look at the theoretical underpinnings of minority and women’s entrepreneurship and their opportunities, challenges, and strategies when creating ventures.

EEE 3123
Entrepreneurship and The Arts
. Introduces entrepreneurship as a way of thinking and acting within the arts, including fine art, theatre, music and design. Key entrepreneurial competencies are explored, including opportunity recognition, risk management, resource leveraging, and innovation. No credit for students with credit in 5123.

EEE 3263
Entrepreneurial Marketing
. Prerequisite(s): 3023, MKTG 3213 and completion of business core classes or instructor permission. Examination of the roles of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures and entrepreneurship in the marketing efforts of any organization. Emphasis on marketing as it relates to risk management, resource leveraging and guerrilla approaches. No credit for students with credit in EEE 5223 or MKTG 5223. (Same course as MKTG 3263)

EEE 3333
Launching a Business: The First 100 Days.
Addresses operational challenges in launching a new venture in its very formative stage. Attention is devoted to business formation, risk management, recordkeeping, go-to-market strategy, contracts, facilities, dealing with suppliers, and intellectual property, among other issues. No credit for students with credit in 5333*.

EEE 3403
Social Entrepreneurship
. An examination of the application of entrepreneurship concepts and principles in addressing vexing social needs such as hunger, homelessness, environmental degradation, disease, domestic violence and inadequate access to education. Exploration of unique challenges in and approaches for developing and implementing viable business models for social ventures. Students may not take both EEE 3403 and EEE 5403* for credit.

EEE 3513
Growing Small and Family Ventures
. Prerequisite(s): 3023 or instructor permission. Exploration of unique challenges involved when growing small and family-owned ventures. The life stages of emerging enterprises are examined. Issues addressed include resource needs, skill requirements, functional area development, and work-life balance.

EEE 3663
Imagination in Entrepreneurship
. Prerequisite(s): 3023 or instructor permission. Exploration of creativity and ideation as they relate to entrepreneurship. Perspectives on opportunity discovery and assessment are examined. Theoretical and conceptual foundations for the application of creativity to business problem solving are investigated. No credit for students with credit in 5663.

EEE 3713
Native American Entrepreneurship. Understanding the impact entrepreneurship thinking and behavior can have for Native Americans. Strategies and tactics to increase the number of new business ventures launched by Native Americans. No credit for students with degree credit in EEE 5713.

EEE 4010
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
. 1-6 credits, max 6. Examination of entrepreneurship issues. Specific topics vary from semester to semester.

EEE 4113
Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship
. Designed around a series of critical dilemmas confronted by entrepreneurs when creating and growing a venture. Entrepreneurs explore with students the issues surrounding these dilemmas in a structured format.

EEE 4263
Corporate Entrepreneurship
. Prerequisite(s): 3023 or instructor permission. Examination of the application of entrepreneurship concepts and behaviors within established organizations, assessment of factors contributing to a company’s entrepreneurial orientation, and identification of ways to foster high levels of entrepreneurship within firms. No credit for students with credit in 5263.

EEE 4313
Emerging Enterprise Consultin
g. Prerequisite(s): 3023 and junior standing. Students nearing the end of their studies work in teams in addressing problems and opportunities within existing entrepreneurial ventures. Using an established methodology, teams work with local entrepreneurs in establishing priorities and producing tangible deliverables that solve business needs. No credit for students with credit in 5313.

EEE 4483
Entrepreneurship and New Technologies
. Prerequisite(s): 3023 or instructor permission. Assessment of technologies and their marketplace potential. Issues in technology commercialization are examined from an entrepreneurial perspective. Students work on implementation issues surrounding actual emerging technologies originating at the university and in the surrounding community.

EEE 4513
Strategic Entrepreneurial Management
. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. The capstone integrative experience required of all business students, culminating in the development of a comprehensive plan for a new business or nonprofit venture. All students compete in the Capstone Competition at the end of the semester.

EEE 4603
(I) Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa
. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required. Introduction to the supporting emerging enterprises assessment model. Includes focused attention on consulting within all the functional areas of an emerging enterprise operating under conditions of adversity. Periodic guest lectures by subject matter experts. Exposure to the local customs, business environment, and culture of entrepreneurs in a South African context. No credit for students with credit in 5603.

EEE 4610
Entrepreneurship Practicum.
1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): 3023 and instructor permission. Transfer of knowledge from entrepreneurship course work into practice through hands-on experiences, such as business development consulting projects, management of a venture capital fund and creation of a student-owned business.

EEE 4653
Venture Capital
. Prerequisite(s): 3023 or instructor permission. Approaches to raising and managing working capital in emerging enterprises. Examination of the many sources of financing for start-up and early stage ventures. Attention devoted to determining financial needs of new ventures and formulating, determining valuations and formulating deal structures.

EEE 4703
Project Management for Entrepreneurship.
Understanding invaluable basic project management skills for startup entrepreneurs and innovators within existing organizations (intrapreneurs) and to successfully manage projects in general. (No credit for students with credit in 5703*).

EEE 4803  
Operating an Entrepreneurial Firm. Addresses how to develop and manage operations of an entrepreneurial firm in terms of inventory, manufacturing, building infrastructure, developing systems, etc. The objective is to familiarize students with unique issues facing the operations of a new business. (No credit for students with credit in 5803*).
 

EEE 5113*
Entrepreneurship and Venture Management
. Prerequisite(s): Admission to MBA program or instructor permission. Enterprise creation and problems faced by entrepreneurs in early growth stages of business ventures. An interdisciplinary problem-solving approach with emphasis on case studies and plans for new business ventures.

EEE 5123
Entrepreneurship and The Arts.
Explores entrepreneurship as a way of thinking and acting within the arts, including fine art, theatre, music and design. The application of entrepreneurial framework competencies within the arts is examined. Attention is devoted to opportunity recognition, innovation, creative problem-solving, risk assessment and management, resource leveraging and related entrepreneurial capabilities. No credit for students with credit in 3123.

EEE 5133*
Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Designed around a series of critical dilemmas confronted by entrepreneurs when creating and growing a venture. Entrepreneurs explore with students the issues surrounding these dilemmas in a structured format.

EEE 5200*
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
. 1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Examination of entrepreneurship issues. Specific topics vary from semester to semester.

EEE 5213*
Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology
. Assessment of technologies and their marketplace potential. Issues in technology commercialization are examined from an entrepreneurial perspective. Students work on implementation issues surrounding actual emerging technologies originating at the university and in the surrounding community. Students in science and engineering are especially encouraged to enroll.

EEE 5223*
Entrepreneurial Marketing.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to MBA program or instructor permission. Interplay of entrepreneurship concepts and marketing concepts, including the role of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures, and the role of entrepreneurship in a firm’s marketing efforts. Emphasis is placed on how to address the significant changes taking place in markets and the modern marketing function. (Same course as MKTG 5223)

EEE 5263*
Corporate Entrepreneurship
. Prerequisite(s): Admission to MBA program or instructor permission. Examination of the application of entrepreneurship concepts and behaviors within established organizations, assessment of factors contributing to a company’s entrepreneurial orientation, and identification of ways to foster higher levels of entrepreneurship within firms.

EEE 5313*
Emerging Enterprise Consulting
. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA program or instructor permission. Using an established methodology, student teams work with local entrepreneurs in establishing consulting priorities within their ventures and producing tangible deliverables that solve business challenges. All facets of business are addressed.

EEE 5333*
Launching a Business: The First 100 Days.
Addresses operational challenges in launching a new venture in its very formative stage. Attention is devoted to business formation, risk management, record keeping, go-to-market strategy, contracts, facilities, dealing with suppliers, and intellectual property, among other issues. No credit for students with credit in EEE 3333.

EEE 5403*
Social Entrepreneurship
. Advanced level examination of entrepreneurship in the social or non-profit sector. Investigation of issues surrounding creation and operation of new ventures that address vexing social needs and opportunities. Explores the application of entrepreneurship concepts and principles in a social context. Students may not take both EEE 3403 and EEE 5403* for credit.

EEE 5493*
Entrepreneurship and Architecture
. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program. Introduction to entrepreneurship within the context of architecture, with direct application to architectural services, activities and products. Emphasis on implementing the entrepreneurial process in starting and sustaining new ventures that significantly shape the building environment. (Same course as ARCH 5493)

EEE 5513*
Growing Small and Family Ventures
. Prerequisite(s): 3023 or instructor permission. Exploration of unique challenges involved when growing small and family-owned ventures. The life stages of emerging enterprises are examined. Issues addressed include resource needs, skill requirements, functional area development, and work-life balance. No credit for credit in 3513.

EEE 5603*
Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa
. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required. Introduction to the supporting emerging enterprises assessment model. Includes focused attention on consulting within all the functional areas of an emerging enterprise operating under conditions of adversity. Periodic guest lectures by subject matter experts. Exposure to the local customs, business environment, and culture of entrepreneurs in a South African context. No credit for students with credit in 4603.

EEE 5610*
Advanced Entrepreneurship Practicum
. 1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): 5113. Transfer of knowledge from entrepreneurship course work into practice through hands-on experiences, such as business development consulting projects, management of a venture capital fund, and creation of student-owned business.

EEE 5653*
Venture Capital
. Prerequisite(s): 5113, admission to MBA program or instructor permission. Venture capital investing and the business development process. Exploration of how startups and early stage firms determine money needs, obtain financing and structure deals. No credit for students with credit in 4653.

EEE 5663*
Imagination in Entrepreneurship.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Exploration of creativity and ideation as they relate to the entrepreneurial process. Perspectives on opportunity discovery and assessment are examined. Theoretical and conceptual foundations for the application of creativity to business problem solving are investigated.

EEE 5703*
Project Management for Entrepreneurship.
Understanding invaluable basic project management skills for startup entrepreneurs and innovators within existing organizations (intrapreneurs) and to successfully manage projects in general. (No credit for students with credit in 4703).

EEE 5713*
Native American Entrepreneurship
. Understanding the impact entrepreneurship thinking and behavior can have for Native Americans. Strategies and tactics to increase the number of new business ventures launched by Native Americans. No credit for students with degree credit in EEE 3713.

EEE 5803*
Operating an Entrepreneurial Firm.
Addresses how to develop and manage operations of an entrepreneurial firm in terms of inventory, manufacturing, building infrastructure, developing systems, etc. The objective is to familiarize students with unique issues facing the operations of a new business. (No credit for students with credit in 4803).

EEE 5903*
Applied Innovation I.
Addresses business startup fundamentals, decision-making tools and theory of innovative problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to interact with South African and Central American students participating in summer programs allowing best practices and experiences with students from other cultures and countries.

EEE 5993*
Preparing Effective Business Plans
. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5183, 5283, FIN 5013, MGMT 5113, EEE 5113, 5663 and 5333. The critical issues involved with developing a business venture, through the process of developing a comprehensive business plan including feasibility analysis, actual development of the plan, and preparing to present the plan to investors.

EEE 6200*  
Entrepreneurship Research Project. Prerequisite(s): Admission to doctoral program and instructor permission. Directed research projects for doctoral students. Students conduct publishable research on leading issues in entrepreneurship.
 
EEE 6213*  
Entrepreneurship: Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces. Prerequisite(s): Doctoral student standing and consent of instructor. Survey of the existing conceptual, theoretical, and practical links between entrepreneurship and other disciplines. Exploration of opportunities for cutting edge research on the boundaries of entrepreneurship and other disciplines.
 
EEE 6263*  
Theoretical Foundations in Entrepreneurship. Prerequisite(s): Doctoral student standing and consent of instructor. Broad survey of major topics in the field of entrepreneurship. The primary theoretical underpinnings of the field are covered as well as some of the common and/or promising methodological approaches to the study of entrepreneurial phenomena.
 
EEE 6343*  
Entrepreneurship Processes. Prerequisite(s): Doctoral student standing and consent of instructor. Current research that addresses important entrepreneurial questions and assesses “gaps” in those literatures. Strategies will be proposed to address these gaps. Focuses on refining students’ skills in “mapping out” and writing research papers.
 
EEE 6353*  
Contemporary Research Topics in Entrepreneurship. Survey of the existing conceptual, theoretical, and practical links between entrepreneurship and other disciplines. Exploration of opportunities for cutting edge research on the boundaries of entrepreneurship and other disciplines.
 
EEE 6363*  
Individual Theories in Entrepreneurship Research. Prerequisite(s): Admission to doctoral program. Analysis of research and theories related to the individual entrepreneur.
 
 

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