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ENTR 3301   (3-3-0)   Principles of Entrepreneurship (S-L)

This course examines the principles of entrepreneurship including the history of the field, characteristics and motivations of entrepreneurs and the role of entrepreneurship in our society. Students will also learn the critical success factors in starting a new venture, sources of revenue and legal business forms. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

ENTR 3314   (3-3-0)   Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurs are motivated to see the world as it can be, not as it is. This interdisciplinary course examines the social change through innovative solutions to social issues. Students in the course are expected to think critically about the role of the social entrepreneur in generating, leading, and sustaining social change. This course will help students understand the nature of social entrepreneurship and to recognize how it can be used as a tool to address social problems of all kinds. Fall.
Prerequisite: MANA 3301 (S-L) recommended.

ENTR 3321   (3-3-0)   Business as Mission

Business as Mission (BAM) represents a movement of entrepreneurs and business leaders utilizing their business acumen to take the good news of Jesus into the world. BAM businesses hold a dual emphasis of strategic and sustainable business practices along with the witness of God’s love and grace through the relationships built in the marketplace. This course plots the history of BAM, the principles and practice of BAM, and the strategic role that BAM plays in making disciples of all nations. Spring.
Prerequisite: MANA 3301 recommended.

ENTR 4302   (3-3-0)   Internship in Entrepreneurship

Students will work a minimum of 120 hours in an internship and will apply and add to the knowledge developed in the classroom. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship major, minimum 60 hours, minimum 3.0 GPA.

ENTR 4314   (3-3-0)   Applied Social Entrepreneurship (S-L)

This course explores the application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for achieving social change in the unique landscape where nonprofit, business, and government efforts collide. Students are expected to engage the community around them and to apply their understanding in a field-based project to learn about challenges facing people within the community and to participate in the creation of solutions to address a social problem. The intention of this course is to apply Dallas Baptist University’s mission (Christ-centered, quality higher education with the goal of graduating servant leaders) to real-life problems that face people in our own community and around the world. To this end, the course will challenge students to recognize the complexity that underlies social problems and to diligently develop the knowledge, skills, and commitment necessary to effectively be the hands and feet of Christ in service to others. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Spring.
Prerequisite: ENTR 3314.

ENTR 4330   (3-3-0)   New Venture Creation

This course integrates student learning from other courses in entrepreneurship, management, marketing, accounting, finance, and management information systems, to provide students with a capstone experience in entrepreneurship. Students will work in teams to identify a business opportunity, assess its feasibility, conduct market research and develop and present a business plan. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: MANA 3301, MRKT 3301, ACCT 2301, 2302, FINA 4320, ENTR 3301.

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