Entrepreneurship (EPR) courses
EPR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course introduces students to the requirements for starting and operating a successful business. Students will learn how to assess the business environment and identify potential viable business opportunities. Business start-up, planning, organization, management, marketing, accounting, and financing are also covered in this practical course.
EPR 130 Sales and Customer Service
This course helps students learn the skills necessary to serve as an effective interface between customers and the organization offering products and/or services. Emphasis is placed on the development of communication skills that enhance and establish long-term customer relationships. Effective sales techniques and presentations will also be covered.
EPR 150 Marketing with Social Media
This course will present social media marketing strategies for a small or start up business. Students will be introduced to a variety of social media platform and will learn how to use each platform in business and marketing applications.
EPR 170 Business Ethics
This course will challenge the student to heighten ethical conscience as an individual as well as within an organizational structure. Students will be challenged to develop a personal system of integrity, professionalism, and honesty while understanding the ethical paradigms of others. Through this course, students will examine the importance of developing an ethical structure prior to facing an ethical dilemma. This course will focus on ethics as a lifelong commitment, regardless of environment.
EPR 197 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
A variable content learning module consisting of lecture, discussion, studio projects, and/or field projects that can change from semester to semester. Topics will be identified by title in the schedule of classes. The course may be repeated up to 6 hours if the topics differ.
EPR 210 Employee Management and Supervision
An introduction to the leadership skills required for managers and supervisors, including how to effectively establish goals, organize departments, recruit, hire, and train employees, establish and supervise teams, appraise employee performance, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and communicate.
EPR 290 Business Plan Development
This course is appropriate for students interested in starting their own business or students who already own a business and are interested in growing that business. Students interested in starting their own business will learn how to evaluate a business concept, develop a marketing plan, prepare the financial projects for their business concept and develop a sound business plan. Students who already own a business will learn how to make sound business decisions to take their business to the next level of operation. Students will also be able to identify and evaluate various resources available for funding a business.
EPR 295 Service Learning in EntrepreneurshipPrerequisite(s): 12 credit hours.
This one-hour service learning component course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in entrepreneurship. It provides a service learning experience, addressing the practice of citizenship and promoting awareness of and participation in public affairs. It includes 40 hours of service benefitting an external community organization, agency or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. The course may be repeated for up to three credit hours.
EPR 299 Internship in EntrepreneurshipPrerequisite(s): 24 credit hours or equivalent experience.
The internship in entrepreneurship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. This internship course gives the students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. This course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours.