Be280 Social Entrepreneurship 4 credits
This course prepares students to identify the new enterprise opportunities and select and build enterprises which they will use as real, working models for testing and exploring advanced study in the BTSE program. Students will learn about the organizational legal forms which affect both personal liability and capacity to raise adequate amounts of capital, including how to select the most appropriate form, how to build sophisticated, multi-year financial pro formas, and how to define a viable management team as well as marketing and operational plans. Students will understand the utility and purpose for building societally constructive purpose into enterprise plans. By the end of this course, students will have acquired the competencies to create professional level plans for launching new enterprises.