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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Entrepreneurship and Innovation ENTI
Entrepreneurship and Innovation ENTI

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Chairperson — C. Saunders

Junior Course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 201       Introduction to Business Venturing
Introduction to the various business disciplines from the perspective of creating a new business venture. The primary learning methodology is a term project; students identify a business opportunity, research the opportunity, and write a business plan for the business.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Not available for credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce. Required for the Minor in Management and Society and the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.
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Senior Courses
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317       Entrepreneurial Thinking

Leaders in today's business environment are challenged to think entrepreneurially-to seek opportunities and find ways to turn opportunities into viable for-profit business ventures, social ventures or not-for-profit organizations.  They are challenged to do more than just business; giving back to society is expected.  The primary learning methodology is through a project in which students identify an opportunity, research the opportunity, and write and present the results of their feasibility assessment.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce program, Management Studies 217 and Strategy and Global Management 217.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 381       Principles of Entrepreneurship
Overview of the process of entrepreneurship with focus on the role of the entrepreneur in new venture initiative and development. Introduction to the processes involved in: idea generation, evaluation, business planning or operations. 
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 201, or Business and Environment 291, or Management Studies 217 and Strategy and Global Management 217.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 401       Opportunity Identification
Application of knowledge of the processes involved in idea generation and evaluation ending in the technical, market, financial and human resource feasibility of a concept. Critical literature will be reviewed as it applies to the early stages of concept development and evaluation.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
or Corequisite: Entrepreneurship and Innovation 381.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 403       New Venture Planning
A project based course in developing and writing a business plan for an existing and/or growth oriented venture. Focus will be given to the content, form and uses of a formal business plan.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
or Corequisite: Entrepreneurship and Innovation 381.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 405       New Venture Start-Up
Application of the strategies and tactics for the creation and growth of a potential new venture. Students will address key questions in bringing together critical resources to launch a venture, review important empirical research in the field and participate in project work.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
or Corequisite: Entrepreneurship and Innovation 381.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 559       Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Investigation of selected topics related to entrepreneurship, venture development and family business, emphasizing the practical application of theory and principles to actual business situations and venture opportunities.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
or Corequisite: Entrepreneurship and Innovation 381.  For certain topics consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 781       Introduction to Entrepreneurship
An experience based course covering the prestart-up stage of business development through group projects and case studies designed to provide experience based skill development in creativity, idea generation, and feasibility analysis.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 783       Opportunity Development
A project and case based course designed to explore concepts of opportunity development.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 785       Venture Development
A project based course designed around the formation of business concepts in the formalization of a business plan.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 787       Applied Business Analysis
Approaches to advising new and existing ventures on effective venture development. Projects will involve the student conducting analysis of several ventures and providing advice to them.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Marketing 601 or consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 791       Technology Commercialization
The process of taking a technology product or service from development to the market, including market strategies, finding investors and potential early customers, the role of advisors, legal issues and the importance of the exit strategy for founders and early stage investors. Students will be required to complete a major project to write a feasibility study for a new technology or a case study of a successful technology venture.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 793       Technology and Innovation Management
The dynamics of innovation as the primary driving force within firms and modern industrialized economies. Potential concepts are: incremental versus radical innovations, market-pull versus technology-push theories, dominant designs, technological trajectories, key factors for successful innovation. The emergence of new technologies; the importance of national and regional innovation systems; the role of science, regulations and social pressure in innovations dynamics; knowledge management; and implications for firms in rapidly changing industrial settings may be discussed.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Entrepreneurship and Innovation 797.03)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 797       Advanced Seminar in Venture Development
797.02. Strategic Legal Planning for New Ventures
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 799       Doctoral Seminars in Venture Development

799.01. Entrepreneurship: The State of the Art

799.02. Conceptual Models and Theories of New Venture Development

799.03. Special Topics in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

799.04. Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship


Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
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