JWI 575-New Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship

Anyone can display an entrepreneurial streak, but not everyone can be an entrepreneur. In this course, students learn what makes an entrepreneur tick, and then walk through the stages of planning, financing, and launching a new business. The course covers business plan development, market analysis, competitive positioning, business models, funding sources, company formation, intellectual property, sales, marketing, and hiring. The insights gained will also give learners a leg-up in launching new projects or new ventures within existing businesses.