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BUSN621 - Entrepreneurship

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN621 Course ID: 2752 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will provide an experiential introduction to the creation of a new business enterprise. Topics will include the traits of successful entrepreneurs, generating business opportunities, screening opportunities, "the window of opportunity," the venture team, family businesses, management/marketing/financial skills needed, "entrepreneurship," etc.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1. Evaluate the traits of successful entrepreneurs.
  • CO2. Distinguish between an entrepreneurial and a conventional/traditional approach to management.
  • CO3. Demonstrate how to generate business opportunities by applying screening analysis to assess the window of opportunity.
  • CO4. Examine the key elements necessary for business models
  • CO5. Develop an effective business plan
  • CO6. Learn concepts specific to social entrepreneurship ventures and technology commercialization.
  • CO7. Compute the different methods of early-stage funding.
  • CO8. Synthesize management, marketing, and financial issues.
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 35.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.38 %
Week 2 Forum 4.38 %
Week 3 Forum 4.38 %
Week 4 Forum 4.38 %
Week 5 Forum 4.38 %
Week 6 Forum 4.38 %
Week 7 Forum 4.38 %
Week 8 Forum 4.38 %
Midterm Exam 10.00 %
BUSN621 Midterm Exam 10.00 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 6.67 %
Week 2 Assignment 6.67 %
Week 3 Assignment 6.67 %
Week 5 Assignment 6.67 %
Week 6 Assignment 6.67 %
Week 7 Assignment 6.67 %
Final Exam 15.00 %
BUSN621 Final Exam 15.00 %
  • This course uses an e-book accessible via the ED MAP bookstore. To become familiar with the bookstore process and procedures, including tutorials and e-book access, please visit http://apus.campusguides.com/bookstore.
  • Please see additional information about accessing e-books in the Course Materials section under Lessons and here http://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/2225
  • Case studies, journal articles, and selected readings.
  • Powerpoints
  • Online Research Library
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.