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ENTSP 4100: Social Entrepreneurship

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
Introduces the role of entrepreneurship in helping to solve social issues and societal problems, and the idea of social entrepreneurs as pursuers of the public good and as change agents in the social sector. Emphasis on how entrepreneurial topics such as innovation and opportunity recognition can be leveraged to address social problems, as well as on the planning and launch of new non-profit or not-for-profit ventures. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)

Success in entrepreneurship requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, personal skills, and competencies. By majoring in entrepreneurship, you will sharpen your creative thinking and problem-solving skills, develop your entrepreneurial mindset to start your own business, develop a new product, or become an innovator in an established company. The required courses in the major provide a variety of rich developmental experiences that include applied learning, case analysis, research projects, team-based learning, and guest speakers, in addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussions. The Entrepreneurship major places a strong emphasis on written and oral communication skills, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and personal initiative.