Entrepreneurship, Family and Small Business (EFSB)

EFSB 3480 Entrepreneurial Finance

[3 credit hours]

Course focuses on basics of using financial tools to create and analyze financial statements in new ventures and to understand the sources and management of capital for start-ups and growing businesses.

Prerequisites: BUAD 2040 with a minimum grade of D- or ACTG 1040 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

EFSB 3500 Introduction To Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Students

[3 credit hours]

Couse provides an extensive overview of issues and opportunities involved in starting new businesses. Focus is on the entrepreneurial environment and opportunities, technopreneurship, and the entrpreneurial mindset. (This course may not be taken with or after taking EFSB 3590).

Term Offered: Fall

EFSB 4010 Growing Family And Entrepreneurial Businesses

[3 credit hours]

Advanced study of issues pertaining to family and entrepreneurial businesses. Issues of family psychology, growth strategies, financing, valuation, and harvesting the business are studied using hands-on consulting and case analysis.

Prerequisites: (EFSB 3480 with a minimum grade of D- and EFSB 4590 with a minimum grade of D-) or (BUAD 3040 with a minimum grade of D- and EFSB 4590 with a minimum grade of D-)

Term Offered: Spring

EFSB 4590 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

[3 credit hours]

A study of entrepreneurship and the process of starting and/or managing a new venture. Tools for developing and managing in all areas in a new or small business are applied in hands-on consulting with local companies and case analysis.

Prerequisites: EFSB 3480 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D- or BUAD 3040 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

EFSB 4690 Innovation and Technology Commercialization

[3 credit hours]

The course addreses the entire technology commercialization process from an innovative idea to market. A strategic technology plan to bring the idea forward to a launch of a new product is required.

Term Offered: Fall

EFSB 4790 Franchising

[3 credit hours]

Franchising is a major form of business ownership and a strategy for growing businesses in the United States and the world. It has been increasing rapidly which has led to increasing demand for employees with franchising knowledge. This course addresses franchising from the perspectives of the entrepreneur as a franchisee and the entrepreneur as a franchisor. Specific attention is given to the franchisor-franchisee relationship and how both sides could work together. Junior Status Required.

Term Offered: Spring

EFSB 4940 Internship In Entrepreneurship And Family Business

[3 credit hours]

Receive practical entrepreneurship experience working in a family or small business.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

EFSB 4980 Special Topics In Entrepreneurship And Family Business

[3 credit hours]

This course is designed to focus on current issues in entrepreneurship and family business.

EFSB 4990 Independent Study

[1-3 credit hours]

Individually supervised study in Entrepreneurship and Family Business. Student must submit a proposal to be approved by the Program Advisor or Chair prior to enrolling in the course.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall