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BUSA 3175. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3-0-3) This course is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, as an attitude and a behavior. Our emphasis is on entrepreneurship as a manageable process that can be applied in virtually any organizational setting. The course will emphasize sustainable entrepreneurship, or entrepreneurship over the life cycles of people.


BUSA 4115. New Venture Creation (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MGMT 3115, MKTG 3115, and FINC 3105. The contributions that new ventures and small businesses make to the economy and society as a whole, the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, the process of starting up new businesses, and the primary determinants of new venture performance. The primary course activity involves the preparation of a Business Plan for a "prospective" new venture.


MGMT 3135. Human Resource Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MGMT 3115 with a grade of "C" or better. Principles, practices and programs relevant to managing human resources in a modern organization.


MGMT 3185. Leadership (3-0-3) This course explores the nature of leadership and the theories and styles through which leadership has been defined. It will help students to develop their own leadership abilities in the areas of self-confidence, self-motivation, habits for effectiveness, determination, character strength, communication skills, public speaking, teambuilding, empowerment of others, networking, and problem-solving.


MGMT 4115. Organizational Behavior (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MGMT 3115 with a grade of "C" or better. This course covers the managerial applications of the behavioral sciences as applied to modern organizations. Individual, interpersonal, and group behaviors are studied using a psychological and sociological basis.


MGMT 4186. Small Business Management (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MGMT 3115 and MKTG 3115. This course covers the special challenges facing small businesses in today's society. Integrates from a general management perspective the functional knowledge gained in the areas of finance, economics, human resource management, marketing, and operations in order to help prepare the student to manage such businesses. The course covers how to achieve optimum benefits from the limited resources available to small firms, as well as how to plan for growth and succession of a business.