Entrepreneurship 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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Fall 2018 Undergraduate Courses:

ENTP 3200: Essentials in Entrepreneurship

Section 500: Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Professor: David Ruderman

Section 501: Monday/Wednesday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Professor: 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 3230: Small Business Accounting and Finance

Monday/Wednesday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Professor: Matthew Fleming

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 3420: Ethics – Formula for Success (NEW!)

Wednesday from 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Professor: Linda Fried

In this course, students will learn how to spot and address red flags that foster unethical behavior in both publicly-traded and privately-held businesses. Governance and stakeholder management techniques that incentivize ethical behavior will also be highlighted, using examples of companies that are financially successful by “doing the right thing.” Principle-based ethics are emphasized, including integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, viability, and compliance with the rule of law.

Fall 2018 Graduate Courses:

ENTP 6022: Digital Strategy for Entrepreneurs (NEW!)

Tuesday from 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Professors: Madhavan Parthasarathy & Joel Appel

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. Check out the syllabus here.

ENTP 6620: New Venture Operations and Project Management

N/A - Online
Professor: Jim 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

Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Professor: 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 6842: Entrepreneurial Financial Management

N/A - Online
Professor: 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.

ENTP 6826: International Entrepreneurship

Tuesday from 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Professor: 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, including IBM's Program Director for Integration Services offering within Business Process Outsourcing (Julie Lockwood) and several board members of the Institute for International Business engaged in digital globalization (Solix Technologies, KPMG, and Norican Group).

ENTP 6848: Leadership in New Ventures

N/A - Online
Professor: Jim 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.