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  • Course description
    The curriculum in Entrepreneurship and Family Business offers students the opportunity to learn to develop their entrepreneurial talents while providing solid foundation of business management. Both entrepreneurs and family business executives face many risks and challenges regarding finances, legal issues, and marketing to name a few. The major is comprised of courses in new venture creation, franchising, small business finance, corporate venturing and family business management. All functional areas of business are potential entry areas, and for students returning to family firms, senior-level position assignments are possible.

    REQUIRED ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES
    MNGT 3100 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Management functions and the application of management principles in organizations.
    ENFB 4140 ESSENTIALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3). LEC. 3. Pr., MNGT 3100, MKTG 3310, FINC 3610, ECON 2030. Application of basic business principles to the entrepreneurial environment.
    ENFB 4170 MANAGING ENTREPRENEURIAL START-UPS (3). LEC. 3. Pr., MNGT 3100; Coreq., ENFB 4140. Study of aspects of managing and marketing concepts and processes that can be utilized to launch new ventures or a new division within an existing business.
    ENFB 4180 GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR EMERGING COMPANIES (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ENFB 4140. Study of the important aspects of starting and managing a franchise business.
    ENFB 4190 NEW VENTURE CREATION (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ENFB 4140 Analysis of industrial, competitive, market and financial aspects of starting a business.
    ENFB 4200 BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE NEW VENTURE (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ENFB 4140. Application of entire business education and experience to a practical, hands-on project.
    FINC 3620 SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE (3). LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610. Financial control, financial forecasting, working capital and sources of financing in a small and closely-held business environments.

    HRMN ELECTIVES
    HRMN 3420 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Coreq., MNGT 3100. Management of human resources dealing with selection, training, placement, appraisal, compensation, and employee representation.
    MNGT 3460 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Coreq., MNGT 3100. Study, analysis and application of theories and techniques for understanding, predicting and managing human behavior in the organizational context.
    HRMN 4430 LABOR RELATIONS (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing.
    General survey of the development of collective bargaining, major provisions of labor law and bargaining issues of craft and industrial unions.
    HRMN 5540 HUMAN RESOURCES SELECTION AND PLACEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., STAT 2610, HRMN 3420. A review of contemporary issues involved in administering a program for selecting employees.

    ENFB ELECTIVES
    ACCT 3210 COST ACCOUNTING (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ACCT 2210. A study of how cost data for products, projects, or services are recorded, analyzed, and used for decision making.
    ACCT 3990 ADVANCED BUSINESS LAW (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ACCT 2990. Legal principles concerning secured transactions, bankruptcy, trusts and estates, partnership law, property, corporations, accountant’s legal liability, and negotiable instruments.
    FINC 3100 FUNDAMENTALS OF GLOBAL TRADE (3), LEC 3. PR., junior standing. Export management skills, including basic global supply chain management and trade finance.
    FINC 3250 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE (3). LEC. 3. Pr. junior
    standing. Fundamental principles and practices as applied to the purchase, sale, lease and management of real estate.
    FINC 4250 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610, FINC 3250. Analysis and evaluation of real estate investments including cash flow measurement for both residential and commercial investment projects.
    FINC 4650 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (3). LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610. Evaluation and assessment of financial condition, performance, and reporting strategies of firms using relevant financial and market information.
    HRMN 3420 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Coreq., MNGT 3100. Management of human resources dealing with selection, training, placement, appraisal, compensation, and employee representation.
    ISMN 5370 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Tools and techniques of information technology project management including leading project management software.
    ISMN 5690 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Introduction to knowledge management and its role in organizational decision-making and learning.
    MKTG 4320 PROMOTION STRATEGY (3). LEC. 3. Pr., grade of C or better in MKTG 3310. Examination of promotional objectives, strategy and tactics in marketing.
    MKTG 4330 RETAIL MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., grade of C or better in MKTG 3310. Principles of retail operation: facility location, layout, purchasing, pricing and merchandise control.
    MKTG 4350 SERVICES MARKETING (3). LEC. 3. Pr., grade of C or better in MKTG 3310. Examination of marketing in service industries and implementation of service marketing strategies.
    MKTG 4390 PERSONAL SELLING (3). LEC. 3. Pr.,grade of C or better in MKTG 3310. Selling strategy as an interdisciplinary business activity.
    MKTG 4400 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING (3). LEC. 3. Pr.,grade of C or better in MKTG 3310. Strategy, policy and the variables affecting international marketing decisions.
    MNGT 3460 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3). LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Coreq., MNGT 3100. Study, analysis and application of theories and techniques for understanding, predicting and managing human behavior in the organizational context.
    MNGT 4100 MANAGEMENT IN GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., MNGT 3100. Issues unique to managing operations in the global business environment.
    SCMN 3710 MANAGEMENT OF FULFILLMENT PROCESSES (3).
    LEC. 3. Pr., junior standing. Management of logistics processes involved in meeting customer demand, including inventory, transportation, distribution, and related activities.
    ENFB 4920 INTERNSHIP* (1-6). INT. SU. Pr., MNGT 3100. Course must be taken for 3 credit hours to receive ENFB Elective credit.

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