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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Entrepreneurship and Innovation ENTI
Entrepreneurship and Innovation ENTI

For more information about the Faculty offering these courses, see the Haskayne School of Business: https://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/.

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:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 201 and either Management Studies 217 or Strategy and Global Management 217 will not be allowed.
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 an opportunity is identified, researched, and the results of a feasibility assessment are written and presented.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business, Management Studies 217 and Strategy and Global Management 217.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 359       Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Investigation of selected topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation, emphasizing both generally applicable practical applications and academic research, as well as specific industries or contexts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units. For certain topics consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
Notes:
For more information on topics and prerequisite requirements, see Class Notes in the Course Search.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT 
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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:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 201.
Notes:
Not available for credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce.
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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:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317 or 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:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317 or 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. Key questions in bringing together critical resources to launch a venture are addressed, and important empirical research in the field is reviewed. Project work participation is required.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317 or 381.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 407       Technology for Entrepreneurs
Explores emerging internet-based technologies and digital tools that support, improve and transform the nature of entrepreneurship. Involves hands-on exercises using various tools and practice providing technology recommendations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317 or 381.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 407 and 559.07 will not be allowed.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 411       Technology Commercialization
Investigation of building the founding team, marketing, financing, hiring human resources, and implementing growth strategies, emphasizing the practical application of theory and principles to a high technology business setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 201 or 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 411 and 559.06 will not be allowed.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 413       Social Enterprise Strategies
Social enterprise uses the logic of business to solve social challenges. Explores themes on entrepreneurial thinking, business model development, impact measurement, and other issues to create and improve social enterprises.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 201 or 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 413 and 559.08 will not be allowed.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 531       Entrepreneurship Law

Legal issues that commonly confront emerging businesses and the law impacting business decisions are addressed. Topics may include: corporate structure, directors' and officers' liability, financing and securities, intellectual property law, licensing, contractual interpretation and drafting, and other relevant legal issues.


Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business and Environment 395 or Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317 or 381.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 531 and 559.04 will not be allowed.
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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:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317 or 381. For certain topics consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
Notes:
For more information on topics and prerequisite requirements, see Class Notes in the Course Search.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 601       Entrepreneurial Thinking 
Business leaders are challenged to think entrepreneurially – to seek opportunities and find ways to turn opportunities into viable ventures. These may be for-profit, not-for-profit, or social ventures. Students will engage in experiential learning to complete a feasibility assessment of such an opportunity, including the concept of giving back to society.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 672       Thinking like an Entrepreneur
Focuses on identifying and successfully exploiting opportunities by applying research and analytical tools. Some of the topics covered include design thinking and business modeling.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-IT)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 674       Innovation in Organizations
Focuses on innovation in different organizational contexts (e.g. established and start-up organizations, public and privately owned, or government and not-for-profit).
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-IT)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 731       New Venture Law
Legal principles impacting business decisions regarding new venture creation, growth and routine business operations. Topics may include: corporate structure, directors' and officers' liability, financing, intellectual property law, contracts and regulations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 731 and 797.02 will not be allowed.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 735       Cultivating Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Designed to leverage innovative and effective ideas so as to take advantage of opportunities, effectively incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the organization, and create an environment where new ideas that add value must be an organizational priority.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.   
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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:
3 units; (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:
3 units; (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:
3 units; (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:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Marketing 601 or consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 789       Seminar in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Study and discussion of current research literature and contemporary issues on topics related to Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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:
3 units; (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:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Entrepreneurship and Innovation 797.03)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation 797       Advanced Seminar in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Intensive study and discussion of current literature and research with respect to selected, advanced topics in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. May include formal academic or applied research project.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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:
3 units; (3S-0)
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