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IRW432: Entrepreneurship

This course guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRW432 with research papers and assignments.

Welcome to Entrepreneurship

Students will learn about the theory and practice of entrepreneurship as well as determinants of entrepreneurial success by developing a business or organizational plan to bring their “proposed” product to market, to achieve a local community or social development objective, to learn how to secure funding for a new venture creation through individual and / or collective entrepreneurship. This course explores the methods and frameworks of entrepreneurship through an experiential learning model (learning by doing). Students will begin the process of developing a new business venture, exploring their own business ideas and developing a business plan and pitch while working in teams. Topics include the business model, customers and markets, financial models, competition, intellectual property, staffing, funding and investment and characteristics of entrepreneurial teams.