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Entrepreneurial Management B.S.B.

Strategic Management & Entrepreneur
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 76 to 82
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business
The entrepreneurial management major is designed for students who are interested in starting a new business (entrepreneurship), helping existing organizations to develop new business opportunities (intrapreneurship), or creating positive social impact through the development of new ventures (social entrepreneurship). Curriculum is designed to range from introductory problem-solving concepts and self-exploration through the development and implementation of real business opportunities with a broad range of elective courses from across campus. The objective is to provide experiential and applied learning opportunities that develop the mindset, skills, and competencies that enable students to create their own opportunities and function as entrepreneurs or as innovative leaders in entrepreneurial or high potential firms.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
Students in the school have no restrictions on declaring the major but must complete the five tool courses before continuing with the major requirements. Students from outside of the school must meet overall admission standards to enter this major, including completion of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and calculus prior to admission. Transfer students will also need to complete statistics and financial accounting before starting on the major coursework, but may do so after admission.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Tool Courses
Microeconomics
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Macroeconomics
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Calculus
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Statistics
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Accounting
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Lower Division Requirements
Management
Students entering the program as freshmen or sophomores take MGMT 1001. Students who transfer in as juniors complete MGMT 3001 instead.
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 1001H - Honors: Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Corporate Responsibility & Ethics
MGMT 1005 - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 1005H - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics [CIV] (3.0 cr)
Psychology
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 1001H - Honors Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
Career Skills
BA 3000 - Career Skills (1.0 cr)
Immersion Core
Students complete the Immersion Core as a cohort.
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy (3.0 cr)
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
Additional Core Requirements
Information Systems
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
or IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
Human Resources
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3021 - Human Resources Management in Australia (4.0 cr)
Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile (4.0 cr)
Business Communications
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain [WI] (4.0 cr)
Major Courses
MGMT 4008 - Entrepreneurial Management (4.0 cr)
MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
or IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
MGMT 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change (2.0 cr)
or IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change (4.0 cr)
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
or MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I [WI] (4.0 cr)
or MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship [WI] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Choose 8 credits from the list below. Courses may not double count in the required category and elective category.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 5160 - Financial Statement Analysis (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 5201 - Intermediate Management Accounting (2.0 cr)
· ANTH 4121 - Business Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· BA 4503 - Carlson Ventures Enterprise (2.0 cr)
· BLAW 3058 - The Law of Contracts and Agency (4.0 cr)
· FINA 4221 - Principles of Corporate Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4422 - Financial Modeling (2.0 cr)
· GCC 3005 - Grand Challenge: Global Venture Design - What Impact Will You Make? [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HRIR 3031 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IDSC 3202 - Analysis and Modeling of Business Systems (4.0 cr)
· INS 4100 - Corporate Risk Management (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 4000 - Social Venturing in Action (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4040 - Negotiation Strategies (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4100 - Topics in Management (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4172 - Entrepreneurship in Action II (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 5102 - StartUp: Customer Development and Testing (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 3010 - Marketing Research (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 4030 - Sales Management (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 4050 - Advertising and Promotion (4.0 cr)
· PA 5290 - Topics in Planning (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PDES 2701 - Creative Design Methods (3.0 cr)
· PDES 3711 - Toy Product Design (4.0 cr)
· SCO 3041 - Project Management (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3056 - Supply Chain Planning and Control (4.0 cr)
International Experience
Students must complete an international experience as part of the program requirements. Short-term programs or semester-length programs may be used to meet this requirement. Students participate in International Experience (IE) 101 early in their program to begin planning.
Upper-division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper-division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain [WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy. prereq: Honors student, proficiency in high school algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102ApEc 1102H/Econ 1102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Measuring/describing an economy. Macroeconomic phenomena, including long-term growth, inflation, unemployment, and recessions. International trade and capital flows. Simple macroeconomic models. Financial markets. Monetary policy. Taxation, government expenditure, and debt as macroeconomic policy. Poverty and income distribution. prereq: [1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101 or ECON 1101H, honors
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements.
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How/why organizations differ in form/purpose in complex environments/technologies. Managerial challenges related to international management, social responsibility. Models of effective leadership/teamwork. prereq: Carlson School fr or soph
MGMT 1001H - Honors: Contemporary Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How/why organizations differ in their forms/purposes in relation to complex/changing environments/technologies. Challenges related to international management and social responsibility. Models of effective leadership/teamwork. prereq: [Fr or soph] honors
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MGMT 1005 - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Identify/apply ethical principles to resolution of moral challenges in management. Understanding place of business/corporation in society. prereq: Carlson School student
MGMT 1005H - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02146
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identify/apply ethical principles to resolution of moral challenges in management. Understanding place of business/corporation in society. prereq: Honors student
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
PSY 1001H - Honors Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology. prereq: Honors
BA 3000 - Career Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Career planning. Use of Carlson School of Management's Business Career Center. Awareness, knowledge, skills associated with career/job search process. prereq: CSOM [soph or upper div] major, MACC, MBT
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts, principles, and techniques for managing manufacturing/service operations. Emphasizes decision making in operations function of organizations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations.
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01692
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business strategy. How business firms set and pursue their goals. Key categories of strategic issues and concepts/frameworks managers use to analyze and address those issues. Attention to specific firms and situations. prereq: CSOM, soph or jr
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: Acct 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01683
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
IS technology components. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases, user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, e-commerce applications.
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/HRIR 3201
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/IBUS 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IBUS 3021 - Human Resources Management in Australia
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/IBUS 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managerial accounting study abroad.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482 - BA 3033W/Mgmt 3033W/IBUS 3033W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Education abroad course. Similar to MGMT 3033W with additional international experience end of semester.
MGMT 4008 - Entrepreneurial Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Management of a new venture after founding. Internal/external challenges of managing a startup organization. Working with resource constraints and understanding how business models may change over time. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in [3010 or IBUS 3010]
MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Career paths, including new business start-ups, franchising, acquisitions (including family business succession), corporate venturing, and entre-preneurial services. Legal structures for new business formation. Aspects of business law/ethics.
IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Terms, concepts, skills for analyzing fundamental business practices in global economy.
MGMT 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02187
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Applying theories/research on how new organizational programs, products, technologies are developed/implemented. Diagnostic skills. How innovation unfolds. prereq: 1001, [3001 or 3010]
IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02187
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applying theories/research on how new organizational programs, products, technologies are developed/implemented. Diagnostic skills. How innovation unfolds. prereq: [Mgmt 1001 or 3001 or 3010], approved application
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester course. In fall, students identify a business oportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch the business. In spring, students implement business plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 3010, [4008 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4008], completed coursework in business core, CSOM upper division, approved application
MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01591 - Mgmt 4170/Mgmt 4177/Mgmt 5177
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team projects based on commercializable technologies or innovations. Teams present their ideas to investors and industry professionals. Students are encouraged to submit their business plans to Minnesota Cup.
ACCT 5160 - Financial Statement Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interpretation/analysis of financial statements. Introduces basic techniques of financial statement analysis and applies them in different settings (e.g., in investment/credit decisions). prereq: [5100/6100 or 3101/5101], [accounting or finance major]
ACCT 5201 - Intermediate Management Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3001, acct or finance major
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Activity-based costing techniques in specific industries including service firms. Other topics could include costing for Just-in-Time manufacturing, tracking customer profitability, and costing quality. prereq: 3001, acct or finance major
ANTH 4121 - Business Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01996
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/ethnographic understandings/research techniques.
BA 4503 - Carlson Ventures Enterprise
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Modeled after early stage venture capital funds. Due diligence process. Starting/growing high-growth ventures. University-based technologies, start-up companies, and experts. Business analysis/development. Assistance to non-University-based start-up companies seeking initial equity capital. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MBA 6503, CSOM [jr or sr], approved application
BLAW 3058 - The Law of Contracts and Agency
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Origin of law, its place in and effect on society; history and development of law; system of courts; legal procedure. Law of contracts as the basic law affecting business transaction. Laws affecting the sale of goods and contracts and the law of agency.
FINA 4221 - Principles of Corporate Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01585 - Fina 4221/Fina 4241
Prerequisites: 3001, CSOM major, actuarial science major
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical/applied corporate finance, impact on investment decisions. Financing decisions, payout decisions, tax effects, managerial incentives. prereq: 3001, CSOM major, actuarial science major
FINA 4422 - Financial Modeling
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projecting financial statements to identify financing needs and perform DCF analysis in decision making. APV-, FCF-, and WACC-based methods. prereq: 3001, 4221, ACCT 5100 or 5101, CSOM major
GCC 3005 - Grand Challenge: Global Venture Design - What Impact Will You Make? (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02315
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students will work in teams developing sustainable business and technical solutions to address an environmental or social challenge in India. Teams may address a challenge related to water supply, energy availability, food/agriculture production, waste management, public health or a topic mutually agreed upon by the instructor and student teams. During the semester, a product or service must be designed, and a sustainable business model must be created around it. Technical and business development professionals based in the US and India will act as mentors to provide advice to each team. Each team will have one US-based mentor and one India-based mentor. The teams are expected to use a discovery process, design thinking, ideation and input from field research in solving the challenge. A primary focus of the course is up-front work to identify the "right" problem to solve. The model should be built around the customers' needs and wants, as they will need to pay for the product or service to achieve a scalable model.
HRIR 3031 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theory/practice of staffing decisions. Recruitment, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, dismissal, layoff, retirement. Staffing analyzed from strategic/operational perspectives. Legal issues.
HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Leadership as important competency for HR professionals. Reflection/growth of personal leadership skills. Techniques, strategies, philosophies to develop leadership acumen of individuals within organizations. Leadership research. prereq: 3021, 6 HRIR credits, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
IDSC 3202 - Analysis and Modeling of Business Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Improving/automating key business processes in manufacturing and service industries. Roles of business management and MIS. Selecting business process opportunities, business process analysis, process modeling of work/data flow, decomposition, software tools. Traditional/object analysis methods. prereq: 3001
INS 4100 - Corporate Risk Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory applied to corporate risk management and insurance practices. Identification, measurement, and treatment of an organization.s financial risks integrated with its property, liability, workers compensation, and human resource risks. Selection and application of risk control and risk financing tools: risk retention, reduction and transfer, including insurance.
MGMT 4000 - Social Venturing in Action
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01671
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Students choose project with nonprofit organizations in local community. Readings/discussions tie managerial theory to experiences. Issues that involve intersection of for-profit/not-for-profit economies. Primarily undergraduate class. Opportunities for selected grad students. prereq: Sr nonprofit major or instr consent
MGMT 4040 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Securing agreements between two or more parties who are interdependent and seeking to maximize their own outcomes. Behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in competitive situations.
MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01591 - Mgmt 4170/Mgmt 4177/Mgmt 5177
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team projects based on commercializable technologies or innovations. Teams present their ideas to investors and industry professionals. Students are encouraged to submit their business plans to Minnesota Cup.
MGMT 4100 - Topics in Management
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary for each offering.
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester course. In fall, students identify a business oportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch the business. In spring, students implement business plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 3010, [4008 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4008], completed coursework in business core, CSOM upper division, approved application
MGMT 4172 - Entrepreneurship in Action II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-semester sequence. In fall, students identify business opportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch business. In spring, students implement busienss plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 4171
MGMT 5102 - StartUp: Customer Development and Testing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides a structured process with faculty and mentor oversight for students at any level and from any college at the University to learn the initial process of customer development by testing market acceptance of a specific new business concept. Students primarily take this course individually and must have an idea or technology that they are interested in pursuing. The goal of the curse is to teach the process to quickly and efficiently test the value and market fit for a new concept.
MKTG 3010 - Marketing Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3001, [SCO 2550 or equiv statistics course]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methods for collecting/analyzing data to solve marketing problems. Research design, secondary/primary data collection, sample design, data analysis. prereq: 3001, [SCO 2550 or equiv statistics course]
MKTG 4030 - Sales Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hiring, motivating, performance enhancement. Customer relationship management, data analysis, quantitative methods. Developing metrics to evaluate individual/group performance in attaining an organization's strategic goals. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040
MKTG 4050 - Advertising and Promotion
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/integrating communication aspects of marketing. Advertising, sales promotion, public relations. Setting objectives, selecting media. Measuring effectiveness. Sales promotion techniques. Issues in global IMC. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PDES 2701 - Creative Design Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to a variety of creativity and idea generation tools with an emphasis on innovative product concept development. Students apply different toolsets to an ongoing project. Starting with a general theme, students explore problems and concepts, practice using a variety of idea generation tools, and learn methods of evaluating and selecting concepts. Customer needs, benchmarking, and intellectual property.
PDES 3711 - Toy Product Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Product design process with a focus on creativity and designing for play. Project-centric. Students work in small teams of 5-6 members to design and prototype new toys with the help of local industry and children.
SCO 3041 - Project Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and methods useful for planning and controlling a project, including development of project plan, resource planning and scheduling, and project monitoring and control. Selected computerized packages are studied, including PERT and CPM, and examples of different types of projects from manufacturing and service industries are used. prereq: 3000 or instr consent
SCO 3056 - Supply Chain Planning and Control
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Decisions/tradeoffs when directing operations of supply chain. Forecasting, capacity/production planning, just-in-time, theory of constraints, supply chain flows, enterprise resource planning, supply chain design. prereq: 3001 or instr consent
HRIR 4100W - HRIR Capstone: Personal and Organizational Leadership (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Leadership as important competency for HR professionals. Reflection/growth of personal leadership skills. Techniques, strategies, philosophies to develop leadership acumen of individuals within organizations. Leadership research. prereq: 3021, 6 HRIR credits, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester course. In fall, students identify a business oportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch the business. In spring, students implement business plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 3010, [4008 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4008], completed coursework in business core, CSOM upper division, approved application
MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01591 - Mgmt 4170/Mgmt 4177/Mgmt 5177
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team projects based on commercializable technologies or innovations. Teams present their ideas to investors and industry professionals. Students are encouraged to submit their business plans to Minnesota Cup.
IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482 - BA 3033W/Mgmt 3033W/IBUS 3033W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Education abroad course. Similar to MGMT 3033W with additional international experience end of semester.