Small Business

Name Title Credits School
SBES 310 Small Business and Entrepreneurial Creation 3.00 School of Management
A comprehensive examination of required skills, resources and techniques needed to transform an idea into a successful business enterprise. Students are introduced to a series of practical issues in the formation of a new business as well as evaluating whether a new product or service has market, financial, and management viability within the current economic environment.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (MGMT 200 or MGMT 201) and Group 2 (MRKT 101 or MRKT 200)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SBES 315 Cloud Computing-Based Venture Platforms 3.00 School of Management
Introduces the Semantic web in the context of global enterprises and the entrepreneurial ventures. Applications are discussed to address the increasingly technological infrastructure that supports business development.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: MIST 315 and SBES 310

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SBES 320 Business and Professional Ethics 3.00 School of Management
This course will focus on how ethical practices and schools of thought can be applied to a wide range of issues facing contemporary business in the professional environment. The emphasis is on problem identification and effective decision making that can protect a business enterprise from escalating commitment and potential ethical confrontation.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: MGMT 200 or MGMT 201 except BS Information Technology

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SBES 340 Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Action 0.00 School of Management
Linked to a content course, student engagement into community service provides the means to gain a deeper understanding of content course objectives, acquire new knowledge, and engage in civic activity.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-0-0

SBES 410 New Venture Creation 3.00 School of Management
An examination of the required skills, resources and techniques that transform an idea into a viable small business. This includes financing and marketing decisions, in addition to planning operations for small business start-ups.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take every course in this group: Group 1 (ECON 105, ECON 110, FINC 201, and LLAW 101) and one course in each group: Group 2 (MGMT 401 or QANT 300), Group 3 (MRKT 305 or MRKT 320), and Group 4 (MGMT 205 or MGMT 370)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SBES 420 Entrepreneurial Technology and Innovation Management 3.00 School of Management
An evolutionary process perspective of how technology (scientific, engineering, IT) strategy contributes to launch an innovation. Topics discussed include technological competences and capabilities, sources and patterns of innovation, creativity, innovation processes, collaborating, and market entry dynamics. This course will cover content relevant to both entrepreneurial enterprises and large corporations developing technological innovations. Case-based learning and a final project will be employed in the course.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: SBES 310 and SBES 320 except students in the BS Biotechnology major

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

SBES 460 Business Plan Development Capstone 3.00 School of Management
Students must construct each section of a business plan for a proposed venture. In class lectures will be augmented with intensive research into the competitive, marketing, financial, operational, technological as well as economic factors needed to build a successful business enterprise.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: SBES 420

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3