Entrepreneurship education enhances expertise in any field, developing talent to identify opportunity, leverage innovation and grow commercial, academic or social value.
Entrepreneurship is the skill to spot opportunity and build success – not just in business, but in art, music, engineering, science and every other field. Cross-listed classes can be found across the campus in departments ranging from Chemical & Environmental Engineering and Law to Philosophy and Russian & Slavic Studies.
UA undergraduates can take a number of elective entrepreneurship courses that enhance studies in any field.
UA graduate students can take 500- and 600-level entrepreneurship-focused courses to helps them shape success according to personal goals, expertly managing and growing research and knowledge.
You can view a full list of entrepreneurship electives and cross-listed courses in the UA Course Catalog. Select the term and the letter E and then scroll down to expand ENTR – Entrepreneurship offerings.
For questions about entrepreneurship electives, please talk with one of our advisors.
Below is a list of Entrepreneurship and Innovation eligible courses for Spring 2013.
- ENTR 200 E.ship in Society and the Organization, Jane Robbins
A survey of the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in economic and societal development. Special attention is given to the interrelationships between science, technology, law, public policy, entrepreneurship and innovation in society and the organization. The course provides both a historical perspective on innovation as well as a look as contemporary science breakthroughs and resulting technology and innovations. The role of environmental scanning and creativity is emphasized and developed.
- RCSC/ENTR 325 Retail Entrepreneurship, Scott Hessell
This course is designed to introduce students to the challenges and opportunities associated with a retail entrepreneurial venture. Through the development of a retail business plan, guest speakers, lectures and other in-class activities, the course will cover issues including the life and psychology of the retail entrepreneur, identification of potential retail opportunities, the risks and challenges of starting a retail venture, decisions about location including web-based retailing and development of a new venture business plan. In addition, this course will introduce students to issues related to the on-going management of the growing retail business enterprise. This course will be open to RCSC majors only when taught by RCSC faculty and to Eller majors only when taught by Eller faculty.
- ENTR 340 Innovation & Transformation, Kelli Mayes-Denker
Examination of the fundamental principles and constructs of innovation in the contexts of cultural, economic, political, social, and technological change and transformation.
- ENTR 406/506 Principles of Entrepreneurship, Michael Keepe
Purpose of course is to introduce entrepreneurial principles used in identification and assessment of economically viable business opportunities
SOC/ENTR 430 Social Networks, Sosuke Acada
Study of patterns of social interaction at the individual and group level. Survey of network theory and methods, with applications to areas of current sociological interest.
- ENTR 448/548 Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Stephen Gilliand
In this course you will focus your business and entrepreneurial skills on contemporary healthcare challenges and opportunities. Through a series of readings, case studies, discussions, guest speakers, and assignments, you will explore a number of contemporary healthcare problems and identify entrepreneurial solutions to these problems.
- ENTR 453 Communication and Organizational Change, Patricia Sias
Change is inherent in contemporary organizations. Some changes result from planned innovations, others are reactive to internal, industry, and environmental jolts and surprises. Some changes are minor and gradual; others are sudden and revolutionary. Regardless of the stimulus or type of change, managers and leaders must manage and communicate change effectively to achieve successful implementation and results. This is not easy because employees and other stakeholders often resist change due to uncertainty, deeply-rooted cultural values and norms, politics, and a variety of other potential barriers to change. This case-based class provides an understanding of change processes in organizations and teaches students how to develop successful communication strategies to effectively guide the change process.
- ENTR 468/568 Persuasion: Entrepreneurial Contexts, Patricia Sias
Persuasion is central to organizations and business. Whether you are a supervisor trying to motivate an employee, a salesperson trying to land a client, a CEO inspiring organizational members toward a new vision, a marketing professional trying to create a product niche, or an entrepreneur attempting to garner financial support for a new venture, persuasion lies at the heart of organizational processes. This course is designed to develop student understanding of the role of persuasion in organizations and business settings.
- ENTR 481A Innovation, Translation and Entrepreneurship, Marvin Slepian
Where do new medical devices and therapeutic systems come from? In this course students will learn how one Innovates in the medical arena and how you take a concept of potential practical value and make it real. All the critical steps in medical innovation will be discussed.
- ENTR 500A Technology, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, David Allen, Nina Ossanna
This course will expose MBAs and other Graduate students to venture creation and technology commercialization. Students will form teams across all disciplines as well as utilizing UA IP. Teams will be exposed to entrepreneurship in the economy and the determinants of entrepreneurial activity. The course will delineate skills needed to start a new enterprise, division, or product/service line, to recognize economic opportunity and understand key requirements for a successful venture.
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