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Course Details

Course Code: BUSN316 Course ID: 2966 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the actual tasks and activities of the entrepreneur-from researching venture feasibility, to launching the venture, to managing growth. Covered are descriptions of real entrepreneurs in action, facing the challenges that entrepreneurs must deal with, and making good and even some not-so-good decisions. This study relates the excitement of the entrepreneurial adventure.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Emphasis in this course will be placed on the different aspects of entrepreneurship. It will also provide the learner an opportunity to critically analyze several components which will challenge them to apply the key decisions that must be made by entrepreneurs to real world experiences. The ultimate objective of the course is to enable the learner to evaluate and to solve problems involving entrepreneurship and to effectively communicate their recommendations to others.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the meaning of entrepreneurship
  • Discuss how entrepreneurship fits into the business environment
  • Identify techniques and tools that can be used to research the feasibility of an entrepreneurial venture
  • Assess the steps in planning and organizing an entrepreneurial venture Apply techniques for managing cash flow and pricing for profit
  • Analyze the process used to launch an entrepreneurial venture
  • Illustrate how to manage the processes used in an entrepreneurial venture
  • Discuss how to manage people as a part of the entrepreneurial process
  • Explain how to manage the growth and other challenges that arise from an entrepreneurial venture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Reflect on learning during the course and provide feedback for course improvement
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 30.00 %
Introduction Forum 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum 3.75 %
Week 8 Forum 3.75 %
Assignments 70.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 11.67 %
Week 3 Assignment 11.67 %
Week 4 Assignment 11.67 %
Week 5 Assignment 11.67 %
Week 6 Assignment 11.67 %
Week 7 Assignment 11.67 %

The various chapter readings for this text will be located in each weekly required reading section.

(Note: All twenty chapters of this text are assigned reading and will be covered on the Assignments and Forums. There will be other materials, including Web sites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor)

If applicable, please see additional information about accessing e-books here and in the Course Materials section under Lessons.

Software Requirements

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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.