Entrepreneurship Courses

JJCE Courses

Entrepreneurship Courses

The Jake Jabs Center offers several courses each semester that cover a wide variety of entrepreneurial topics. From developing a marketable idea to creating a business plan to securing capital for your startup, we make sure our students graduate with the skills needed to run a business successfully. View the available ENTP courses below!

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT COURSE SCHEDULING: Registering for an entrepreneurship (ENTP) course is a little different than other courses on campus. Make sure to download our registration guide below to ensure that you’re signed up for the courses you want.

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Summer 2019

Undergraduate Courses

ENTP 3210 – Visionary Leadership for New Ventures
Online
Instructor: A Lopresti

This course provides students with an overview of key leadership principles for creating strategy and managing teams in a startup environment. It introduces leadership concepts critical to gaining true organizational commitment and focuses on case studies relevant to common business issues. By exploring what entrepreneurial leaders actually do and how visionary leadership is required to develop an organization, students will learn how to execute these concepts through measurable goals and objectives.

ENTP 4028 – Global Study Topics
MTWThF 9:00AM-5:00PM
Instructor: A Lopresti

This course is reserved for CU Denver faculty-led study abroad experiences. The course topic will vary based on the location and course content. Students register through the Office of Global Education. Cross-listed with ENTP 6028, INTB 4028, and INTB 6028.

ENTP 4840 – Entrepreneurship Independent Study
Instructor: Jung Park

Graduate Courses

ENTP 6807 Personal Branding
MTWTh – 6:30-9:00PM
Instructor: Jung Park

This course is designed to show students how to create successful personal brand strategies for professional and personal development in both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial environments. The course work will demonstrate the imperative link between marketing and personal branding through case studies, projects, guest speakers and reading materials. Students will also leave the course knowing how to develop and implement a personal branding plan.

ENTP 6822  Legal and Ethical Issues of Entrepreneurship
Online
Instructor: Richard Ferrell

This course addresses the legal issues most frequently encountered by entrepreneurs and others involved in startups and small, closely held or family businesses. The focus is on how to avoid legal problems and how best to cope when they arise. Topics include choice of business form, legal aspects of raising capital, taxation, intellectual property law, employment law, product liability, e-commerce and the problems of managing lawyers and litigation. Note: Cannot receive credit for both BUSN 6540 and this course.

Fall 2019

Undergraduate Courses

ENTP 3200 – Essentials in Entrepreneurship
Section 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:45PM
Instructor: David Ruderman
Section 2
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:45PM
Instructor: Linda Fried

This introductory course informs students of concepts, skills and practical information relevant to startup companies. The materials are designed to help students anticipate HR, financial, and marketing problems through proper planning. The primary objective of the course is to teach students the real-world aspects of entrepreneurship in order to improve the odds of success.

ENTP 3201 – Lean Startup Fundamentals
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:15PM
Instructor: David Ruderman

This course covers everything an entrepreneur needs to know about finance when running a startup or small business. Topics include: financial and legal aspects, financial reporting and cash flow analysis, budgeting, working capital management, asset decisions, obtaining capital, business valuation, franchising, lease versus buy decisions and more. This course counts as a prerequisite to ENTP 3299.

ENTP 3230 – Small Business Accounting and Finance
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:45PM
Instructor: Matthew Fleming

Includes financial and legal aspects, financial reporting and cash flow analysis, financial planning, budgeting, working capital management, asset decisions, obtaining capital, business valuation, franchising, lease versus buy decisions, and financial aspects of international trade and different methods of obtaining capital. This course counts as a pre-req to ENTP 3780 and ENTP 3299.

Graduate Courses

ENTP 6022 – Digital Strategy for Entrepreneurs
Tuesdays 6:30-9:15PM
Instructors: Joel Appel & Dr. Madhavan Parthasarathy

This course focuses on how digital innovations are disrupting traditional business practices. Students will participate in a team project where they identify an industry prepared for disruption, and then develop a relevant digital strategy. Students can also expect industry leaders from some of Colorado’s greatest digital and tech companies as guest speakers.

ENTP 6620 – New Venture Operations and Project Management
Online
Instructor: A Lopresti

Many viable businesses have failed due to cash flow problems, poor management, and poor execution. This course presents students with an operations model for developing internal and external plans when starting new ventures. Utilizing both academic fundamentals and practical knowledge imparted by an experienced instructor, this course provides the project management knowledge and skills needed to build strong operation plans.

ENTP 6802 – Regulatory Environment of Life Science Innovation
TBA
Instructor: Joanne Rupprecht

This course is designed to familiarize graduate-level engineering, business, law and life science students with the fundamentals of life science technology commercialization including drugs, devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT and platform applications. Cross-listed with IDPT 7302.

ENTP 6824 – Entrepreneurial Financial Management
Online
Instructor: Elizabeth Cooperman

This course provides a foundation for the financial management of an entrepreneurial business. Topics covered include differentiation from traditional corporate financial management assumptions, financial aspects of setting up a business, and how to create, evaluate, forecast, and analyze future financial statements. Students will examine theoretical and practical valuation techniques, considerations for buying versus starting a business and franchising. The course also discusses different choices for financing a new business, venture capital, angel financing, crowd funding, private equity and security laws, harvesting alternatives, and financial distress turnaround considerations. Cannot receive credit for both FNCE 6460 and this course.

ENTP 6826 – International Entrepreneurship
Mondays 6:30-9:15PM
Instructor: Manuel Serapio

This course focuses on the intersection of international business and entrepreneurship. Topics addressed include international entrepreneurship theory and practice (opportunity identification, processes and route to market). This course also highlights new topics in international entrepreneurship such as digital globalization and new technologies driving international entrepreneurship (blockchain and the global supply chain). Leading practitioners and entrepreneurs will be facilitating these modules.

ENTP 6826 – Leadership in New Ventures
Online
Instructor: Staff

This course provides students with an overview of key leadership principles for creating strategy and managing teams in a startup environment. It introduces leadership concepts critical to gaining true organizational commitment and focuses on case studies relevant to common business issues. By exploring what entrepreneurial leaders actually do and how visionary leadership is required to develop an organization, students will learn how to execute these concepts through measurable goals and objectives.