- Provides a personalized, career-oriented and practical education that embraces leadership, innovation, private enterprise and entrepreneurship.
- Equips students with the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and responsibly, make successful decisions and prosper in a diverse work environment
- Develops students ability to practice “ownership” in a real-world environment and come to understand the dimensions of entrepreneurial behaviors or innovation, risk-taking and proactive.
Students in the Entrepreneurship Major will be required to complete 22 credit hours of business and entrepreneurship courses, in addition to the Tabor School of Business Core:
ET 260. Create & Lead-.com.org.life (1)
This 1 credit hour course will provide students with the opportunity to explore entity creation and leadership as a career direction. Create & Lead-.com.org.life is designed to help students embrace creation and leadership as life-long activities. This class will explore how each of us is capable of creating the future, whether by founding a fast-growing innovative business, giving life to a community event to raise awareness and funds for a good cause, effectively steering and developing an artistic career, or simply by facing a nagging day-to-day problem head on. Students will use self –analysis, observations, readings, and discussions to move students forward.
ET 340. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)
The course provides an understanding of the roles of economic environment awareness and idea recognition as fundamental ingredients in the entrepreneurial process. Students will learn to use analytical tools to assess the feasibility of the idea as a successful business opportunity. The course also addresses the multiple definitions of success as it pertains to financial, social, ethical, and self-worth issues.
ET 380. The Art of Entrepreneurship (3)
The course will provide students with the foundation to analyze the marketing, operations, and financial functions of a new business utilizing Millikin’s student-run ventures. The course focuses on understanding the process of creativity and opportunity recognition and introduces students to the meaning and implications of ownership through their participation at a student venture.
ET 390. Blue Connection (3)
Students enrolled in ET390 are the Leadership Team of Blue Connection, Millikin’s student-run retail art gallery. The Leadership Team meets weekly to establish goals, set timelines, and execute plans in addition to presenting a monthly report to Blue Connection’s Board. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, opportunity recognition, and ownership. Pre-requisite: ET380 or consent of instructor.
ET 350. Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
The course introduces the theory, knowledge, and financial tools needed by the entrepreneur in starting, building, and harvesting a successful venture. The successful entrepreneur also must know how and where to obtain the financial capital necessary to run and grow the venture. The course will focus on understanding, from an entrepreneur's perspective, the types and sources of financial capital and the related investment process. Finally, the course will develop models for the valuation of the entrepreneurial venture. Pre-requisite: junior standing, FI340 strongly recommended.
MK 320. Marketing Research (3)
Main thrust is integration of appropriate marketing research techniques into a real-world problem-oriented project. Students develop skills in data analysis and interpretation as well as time management, interpersonal and presentation skills. The course is project driven. A local organization participates with students throughout the semester and the course culminates with a major oral presentation. Pre-requisites: junior standing, MK300, MA220, IS120.
ET 440. Entrepreneurial Management and Strategy (3)
This course provides theory and application of strategic decisions from an entrepreneurial perspective. It also provides a strategic approach to the evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities and the recognition of the characteristics of high-growth potential. The course provides implementation of operational and tactical activities that support strategic goals. The course stresses the need for ethical conduct. Pre-requisites: senior standing, MK300, MG300, FI340.
Select one of the following electives (3 credits)
ET 400. Small Business Consulting (3)
ET 410. Entrepreneurial Consulting: An international experience (3)
ET 471. Entrepreneurial Internship (3)