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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 24, 2014
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ENTR 1201 - The Entrepreneurial Universe
Introduces students to the world of entrepreneurship. Covers the importance of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurship process. Describes entrepreneurship in its various forms, including startup growth ventures, entrepreneurship in small and medium enterprises, and microbusinesses.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

ENTR 2206 - Social Entrepreneurship
Designed to provide students with an in-depth exposure to entrepreneurship in the social sector, a rapidly growing segment of the global economy. Uses the case method to expose students to leading entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented business models to solve social problems such as extreme poverty, disease, illiteracy, and economic and social dislocation. Focuses on uniquely creative and driven people who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the lives of others through values-based entrepreneurship.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 2301 - Innovation!
Designed for students across the entire University who wish to learn about innovation—the creative process, the different types of innovation, how innovations are created, and how innovations can be transformed into commercial reality either as new products or new services and either in startups, existing corporations, and nonprofit entities. Offers students an opportunity to obtain the fundamental insight needed to understand the innovation process and to become a player in it.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 2303 - Entrepreneurial Marketing
Designed to help aspiring and serious entrepreneurship students to generate and evaluate robust marketing opportunities that may serve as the foundation for a new venture. Once a new opportunity has been vetted, students then have an opportunity to work on developing an entrepreneurial marketing plan. Covers methods for recognizing, discovering, or creating opportunities and validating those opportunities. One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is coming up with the right opportunity for a new venture. This is an applied and experiential course involving field research. Two key deliverables are the opportunity assessment project and the entrepreneurial marketing plan.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 2320 - Business Model Design for Social Impact
Explores how innovations are deployed in the developing world. There are more than 4 billion people who could experience an improvement in livelihood from innovations developed to suit their needs. However, due to the design constraints of the developing world, innovators cannot simply deploy to these places without appropriate adaptations. Offers students an opportunity to help develop business models for identified technological innovations in collaboration with local deployment partners in chosen developing countries. The course consists of the following components: understanding an identified technological innovation and the local context that guided its development, developing business model concepts and prototypes, innovating business models in response to feedback, validating the business models developed, and building a deployment plan for implementation. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

ENTR 3215 - Family Business Management
Covers business, personal, and family issues found in family owned and managed companies, including management of the business, succession planning, entitlement, hiring, nonfamily employees, boards of advisors and directors, compensation, managing conflict, and communications. Designed for individuals who plan to enter into the management of a family business. Focuses on small and midsize firms with annual revenue of $5 million to $500 million. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3219 - Microfinance: Lending to the Poor
Investigates, analyzes, and addresses one of the core questions surrounding microfinance: Can business, through microlending programs, truly address the needs of the desperately poor (3 billion people living on two dollars or less per day) in a meaningful, scalable, and sustainable way? Engages students in a theoretical analysis and practical examination of the field of microfinance. Examines the impact of microcredit and microenterprise development on alleviating extreme poverty in developing countries. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3306 - Global Entrepreneurship
Offers an opportunity to learn how entrepreneurs start, finance, and manage small businesses. Includes a field experience in South Africa, which involves identifying startups and small business for assistance in developing a business plan and seeking debt and/or equity financing. Students have an opportunity to consider the unique challenges encountered by entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged communities and the additional challenges presented by South Africa’s history of racism and its current struggles with HIV/AIDS. Teaches students the basic concepts and tools associated with small business management, such as preparing financial models and a written business plan and investment presentation, with the goal that they can provide meaningful consulting assistance to township entrepreneurs. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Faculty Led Study Abroad

ENTR 3308 - Business Economic History of South Africa
Covers the economic history of modern South Africa through lectures from faculty at the partner university in South Africa and also from the Northeastern professor. Includes the country’s transition from apartheid to its present economic and political situation. Offers an opportunity to learn how South Africa has managed to overcome the struggles of its recent past and become one of the leading emerging economies of the world with a flourishing business community. Includes readings in and study of modern South African economics, law, history, politics, and culture. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, Faculty Led Study Abroad

ENTR 3316 - Microfinance and Economic Development in Latin America
Utilizes case study methods, student presentations, discussion groups, and research to illustrate effective methods of microfinance as a poverty-alleviating tool. Offers students an opportunity to embark on extensive research on microfinance institutions. Includes a field experience component in Latin America, which involves identifying village banking sites, meeting with entrepreneurs, interviewing applicants or potential borrowers, assisting with microbusiness startups, and distributing microfinance loan capital in the creation of a village bank system. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Faculty Led Study Abroad

ENTR 3318 - Business, Economics, and History of Hispaniola and Latin America
Covers the business and economic history of the field location (Caribbean, Central America, or Latin America) through lectures from faculty at the partner organization and the partner university, as well as at Northeastern. Offers students an opportunity to learn about the region’s flourishing business community and global development climate. Includes readings in economics, law, history, politics, and culture; extensive site visits; and guest lecturers. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Faculty Led Study Abroad

ENTR 3319 - Innovation Workshop
Examines how to identify market trends and innovations that can lead to exciting new products and services. Discusses how to form and manage product development teams, brainstorm new ideas, observe and learn from target users, design new products and services, and see how these translate into financial outcomes. Explores the role of development and manufacturing partners. Offers students an opportunity to do field research and some form of prototyping for ideas of their own creation resulting in a business presentation for investors and the prototype design. Prereq. ENTR 2301 or ENTR 2303 and sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3325 - Sustainable Innovation
Explores the societal, regulatory, financial, engineering, and marketing dimensions of sustainable innovation. Examines fundamental frameworks for thinking about these dimensions, and then examines how companies and governments act based on case studies. Requires students to do a field project on the application of class concepts to Northeastern University across a broad range of venues, from the consumption of energy and materials to educational and community outreach programs. Prereq. ENTR 2301 or ENTR 2303 and sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3326 - Sustainability in the Latin American Business Environment
Provides a theoretical foundation of the study of business activities in the Latin American business context to ensure that externalities are valued in the economic context of the enterprises and also considered in the decision-making process. Explores different methodologies of evaluating sustainability in the entrepreneurial sector of the country of study and of assessing the social and environmental impact of their action. Offers students an opportunity to identify the impacts and directly assist in the development of decisions to control, mitigate, recuperate, and compensate for negative impacts. Prereq. (a) FINA 2720 or an environmental science course and (b) sophomore standing or above and (c) permission of instructor. Coreq. ENTR 3328.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3328 - Field Research in Sustainable Business
Offers students an opportunity to explore, in teams with other university students in the country of study, sustainable business practices in companies ranging from agricultural enterprises to high-technology startups. Working with these companies, offers students an opportunity to create business plans and explore the trade-offs between traditional profits and environmental and social constraints. This course is designed to provide students with a firsthand experience in the dilemmas and trade-offs faced by developing countries seeking to promote economic development while protecting their resources. Prereq. (a) FINA 2720 or an environmental science course and (b) sophomore standing or above and (c) permission of instructor. Coreq. ENTR 3326.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, Business Admin

ENTR 3330 - Introduction to Product Design for Entrepreneurs
Designed to provide students with an introduction to technology and the fundamentals of product design. The product design life cycle is the main focus of the course. Subject areas are presented to the student in the same sequence that an entrepreneur might need when taking an idea for a technology-based product and moving through the stages of development to a commercialized product. Focus is on learning to identify a need, formulate a strategy for satisfying that need, and design products or processes for eliminating the need. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary to solve real-world technology-based design problems, to design products, to work in teams, to make informed ethical decisions, and to communicate through written and oral reports. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3336 - Resource Management and Renewable Energy in Iceland
Studies the economic history of Iceland in order to explore sustainable development and its implications. Emphasizes renewable energy and commercial fishing, land use, and tourism from the twentieth century onward. Settled in the ninth century, over the course of a few hundred years of human activity the long-term equilibrium of the island was disrupted, causing severe environmental degradation. By the turn of the twentieth century, Iceland was one of the poorest countries in Europe. Over the last hundred years, Iceland transformed itself, making it a leader in the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies the process that brought about this transformation and focus on renewable energy and sustainable resource management. Prereq. FINA 2720, sophomore standing or above, and permission of instructor. Coreq. ENTR 3338.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3338 - Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
Explores the use of sustainable sources of energy, as well as sustainable resource management, in Iceland. Through study and field trips to power plants and businesses, offers students an opportunity to investigate the role played by hydropower and geothermal energy in providing a sustainable source of energy in a developed economy and to learn how governments and businesses work together to develop and manage renewable energy and natural resources to create a sustainable environment. Prereq. FINA 2720, sophomore standing or above, and permission of instructor. Coreq. ENTR 3336.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3401 - Small Business Management, Operations, and Growth
Offers teams of students an opportunity to consult with small business owner(s) to develop project proposals and perform field casework specific to the needs of their small business client. A highlight of this course is the small business consulting project. Through the project and course material, covers how to manage a small business from the day-to-day operations to strategic planning for growth. Exposes students to a variety of ways that a small business can achieve profitability and growth by generating lasting customer relationships, offering exemplary service, managing cash flow, implementing marketing strategies, and developing new and retooled products/services to reach new markets. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above; business majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3403 - Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Offers students an opportunity to acquire a skill set that allows them to develop a project management plan for transforming an idea or concept into a viable working product. Emphasizes the need for cross-functional collaboration throughout every phase of the effort. Explores concurrent technology practices, prototyping methods, and the approaches required for achieving the integration of business and technology interests. Utilizes case studies as part of the new-product-development process. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Technological Entrepreneurship Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

ENTR 4501 - Planning for Growth Ventures
Comprises a senior capstone course for entrepreneurship majors. Covers the issues raised when creating a company that goes through multiple rounds of financing in order to become a successful large company. Topics include managing growth, writing business plans, raising money, and formulating exit strategies. Focuses on projects to obtain venture financing from venture capitalists, angels, and corporate investors. Prereq. (a) ENTR 1204, ENTR 2201, ENTR 2301, ENTR 2303, or ENTR 3301 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (c) junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Business Admin

ENTR 4503 - Small Business Service and Retail Creation
Comprises a capstone course for seniors interested in the startup and growth of service and retail businesses. Includes developing a small venture business plan, strategy development for the small business, sales forecasting, pro forma development, debt financing, and service developments. Sponsored by the Center for Family Business, the focus of projects is to obtain a bank loan to start a business. Prereq. (a) ENTR 1204, ENTR 2201, ENTR 2301, ENTR 2303, or ENTR 3301 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (c) junior or senior standing; business majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Business Admin

ENTR 4506 - Advanced Studies in Social Entrepreneurship in the Developing World
Focuses on a single developing country. Offers an opportunity to analyze the role of socially-driven entrepreneurship or “social impact enterprises” (SIEs) in alleviating poverty and its symptoms (for example, disease, illiteracy and chronic unemployment) in that country. To prepare for an intensive field experience working with local SIEs on one or more hands-on projects, students have an opportunity to study the history, politics, and development of the country, with an emphasis on the role that private-sector initiatives have played and hope to play in addressing widespread poverty and with a focus on the failures and successes in economic and business development, economic growth, and poverty alleviation. Offers students an opportunity to develop a plan for a micro-investment strategy focused on these and/or similar businesses and organizations having a significant social impact in a developing country. Includes an optional nine-day field component in a developing country during spring break; students who do not participate in the field component are given an alternative research assignment. Prereq. (a) ENTR 2206, ENTR 3219, ENTR 3308, or ENTR 3316 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Business Admin

ENTR 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8 credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

ENTR 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. ENTR 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

ENTR 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

ENTR 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. ENTR 2301 or ENTR 2303, junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor; business majors, combined majors, and engineering majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

ENTR 4993 - Independent Study
Allows students who have received approval to undertake independent study in lieu of any course required in the various concentrations. Students present proposals to an Independent Studies Committee for evaluation and approval. Every proposal requires a detailed outline of the objectives and plan of study and must be accompanied by a supporting statement from the supervising faculty member under whose direction the study takes place. A copy of the final report prepared by the student is presented to the appropriate Independent Studies Committee. Further information about the Independent Studies Program can be obtained from concentration coordinators. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin


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