What is Entrepreneurship?Have you ever wanted to work in an industry you are passionate about? Do you want to thrive in an environment where creativity and independence are the norm? Is there an area in the community you would like to make a difference in?
Entrepreneurship is more than running a business, making money or even providing jobs. It is a way to make meaningful contributions to your neighbors, to your community, to your world. Entrepreneurship is a way of life. It is creating something of value that is new and innovative; it fulfills a need, it assumes risks and gains rewards for a job well done.
Entrepreneurs come in all different shapes, sizes and industries. Here are just a few examples of what Entrepreneurship can do:
..the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Entrepreneurial Studies Student Testimonies
- Entrepreneurship: starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organization in response to identified opportunities as a profession
- This program is for students who want the skills and experience to:
1) start a for-profit or non-profit organization
2) revitalize mature for-profit or non-profit organizations
- The capstone of this major is the creation of a viable entrepreneurial plan
- The goal of this major is to guide students through the entrepreneurial process.
- This culminates in the entrepreneurial plan that provides financial possibilities to students’ life goals.
What does this major offer?
- Students will develop many talents. In an existing or new business they will be able to enhance:
1) Media Development
2) Opportunity identification
6) Entrepreneurial plan development
What can I do with this major?
- Students will develop many skills and be able to work in various fields, such as:
1) Media development
2) Opportunity identification
5) Basic accounting
ART110 Visual Arts Computer Applications (3 s.h.)
-Explore Adobe CS programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
• computer color
• computer type
• copyright restrictions
MED204 Electronic Media (3 s.h.)
-Develop skills with electronic audio/video production and theory
-Get creative with hands-on experience with up-to-date audio/video production equipment used in electronic communication
ENT 225 Innovation and Problem Solving (3 s.h.)
-Focus on development of world-changing, original ideas
-Emphasis on networking and people skills
ENT 235 Entrepreneurial Dynamics (3 s.h.)
-Prepare for success in the business world
-Explore the exciting challenge of building a new business
• new business venture
• business structure
• business plan outlineENT 240 Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (3 s.h)
-Explore the dynamics of sales and marketing
-Learn to build and maintain fruitful, ongoing customer relationships
• answering difficult questions
• presentation skills
ENT 245 Entrepreneurial Management (3 s.h)
-Get into the mindset of an entrepreneur
-Use critical thinking to approach challenges creatively
-Deal specifically with:
• complex problems
• risk tolerance
• working through uncertainty as an entrepreneur
ENT250 Entrepreneurial Team Project (3 s.h.)
-Learn to identify and resolve a current issue.
-“Demonstrate by implementation”: creative thinking, sales, management, and entrepreneurial start-up.ENT305 Entrepreneurial Financing (3 s.h.)
-Discover the financing needs of businesses and organizations.
-Learn to manage your own business using financial statements.ENT260 Computerized Accounting (3 s.h.)
-This course focuses on:
• Ledgers worksheets
• Financial statement preparationACC225 Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
-Know the language of business.
-Equip yourself with the financial information needed for decision-making.BUS401 Marketing Research (5 s.h.)
-Investigate and analyze problems through:
• Integrating marketing statisticsMAT233 Introduction to Statistics (3 s.h.)
-Discover the world of statistics:
• Frequency and sampling distributions
• Testing hypotheses
• Analysis of variance
• Regression and correlations
• Nonparametric methodsPSY/SOC233 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3 s.h.)
- Explore behavioral statistics:
• Statistical reasoning
• Descriptive statistics
• Inferential statistics
• Social and behavioral researchBUS320 Business Law (3 s.h.)
- Discover the intersection of business and law.
- Understand business relations through:
• Agency and employment
• Negotiable instruments
• Personal property
• SalesENT395 Internship (3 s.h.)
- Get hands on experience in business
- Gain realistic insight into challenges and issues faced by entrepreneurs
- Understand the risks, challenges and uncertainties of owning a successful businessENT425 Entrepreneurial Leadership and Ethics (3 s.h.)
- Learn about leadership skills, practices and theories in entrepreneurial settings:
• Private businesses
• Non-profit organizations
• Social movements
- Study entrepreneurial leadership and the role of ethics and values in leadership
• Understand Leading by Values
• Look at specific examples of leaders and their practices
- Reflect on personal values, ethics and a personal definition of leadership in an entrepreneurial contextENT330 Business Plan Development (3 s.h.)
- Create a mock business plan
- Understand what it takes to start a business
- Study environments in which businesses thrive
- Focuses of this class:
• Starting a business
• Marketing products
• Operating a business
• Establishing financial and administrative controls
• Planning for the future
Individuals involved with the entrepreneurial studies program at the University of Sioux Falls have extensive experience in academics and entrepreneurship. This is one area that sets our program apart from other institutions. The best lessons in life are learned through experience and practical application. All of our instructors, or "coaches", can take entrepreneurial theory and show students the practical application of it because we have personally lived through those experiences.
For more Information Contact:
Dr. Ryan Van Zee
Cleveland, Room 212