Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This program aims at structuring the trainee’s identity in terms of entrepreneurship, constructing his or her mind/vision widely and developing his/her capacity to implement an entrepreneurial project.

In this respect, the program will develop the following competences:

  • Communication related competences, i.e. effective communication

  • Personal and social related competences: cooperation, creation and updating his/her potential

  • Intellectual related competences: making good use of information, problem solving, using a critical judgment, implementing creative thinking

  • Methodological related competences: choosing effective working methods, making good use of information and communication technologies

ENT100: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The first core course requirement, ENTR 100, covers the fundamentals of starting new ventures. The purpose is to answer the question “what is entrepreneurship” by providing students from a variety of majors with basic knowledge and skills involved in starting new business ventures. Students work in multidisciplinary teams to explore entrepreneurship and innovation-related topics and to develop business venture concepts which are viable in the marketplace for goods and services.  

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the roles of entrepreneurship and innovation in driving economic and social vitality.

  • Identify and assess market opportunities.

  • Recognize the difference between an idea and a business opportunity.

  • Describe the mechanics of business formation.

  • Analyze drivers of success and causes of failure in business enterprises.

  • Articulate the value of entrepreneurial skills in relation to any career aspiration.

  • Use the vocabulary of entrepreneurship.

  • Demonstrate the ability to participate effectively as a team member or leader.

  • Prepare and deliver persuasive presentations.

ENT200: Marketing & Management for New venture


The second core course requirement, ENTR200 builds on concepts introduced in ENTR100 providing students the details of developing and running businesses. The purpose is to answer the question "how do you do entrepreneurship" by providing an in-depth study of specific areas related to starting and running new business ventures. Students form multidisciplinary teams and evaluate innovative ideas, analyze appropriate business models, test feasibility, prepare in-depth market research and financial statements, identify appropriate sources of capital, and select appropriate business structure through the development of a viable business model for a new venture opportunity.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop a convincing business model.

  • Use business modelling to compare and contrast ideas.

  • Conduct feasibility analysis and draw accurate conclusions regarding probability of success.

  • Create pro-forma financial statements.

  • Identify sources of funding and needs of investors.

  • Demonstrate the ability to persuade investors to support an entrepreneurial venture.

  • Understand legal, regulatory, and ethical issues entrepreneurs face.

  • Understand the process of recruiting, hiring and developing a new venture team.

  • Participate effectively as a team member or leader.

  • Prepare and deliver persuasive presentations.


ENT300: Accounting and Financial analysis


To ensure that the student have the necessary basic accounting knowledge and skills to be able to prepare basic financial statements and the underlying accounting records on which they are based as well as to understand the principles on which accounting is based.

You will learn the following:

·         General accounting framework

·         Accounting concepts and principles

·         Double-entry bookkeeping and accounting systems

·         Accounting treatments

·         Financial statements

·         Analysis of financial statements

ENT910: Consulting for Emerging Enterprises

This course allows students to work with local businesses and non-profit organizations in a consulting engagement. Student teams will integrate knowledge and skills from previous coursework and business experience to add value to the partnering organizations through the execution of a semester long consulting project. Coursework will enable students to learn the consulting process and introduce them to consulting as a business through three interconnected layers of analysis: the entrepreneurial core, internal operations and resources and external relationships and activities. Each semester we will partner with a variety of enterprises, including retail, service, manufacturing, and non-profit. The course is led each semester by a successful practicing consultant and a school instructor.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop consulting skills through a hands on consulting engagement

  • Develop capacity to think strategically about a small business in a complex and changing environment

  • Practice leadership and organization skills by establishing priorities, setting realistic expectations, and completing objectives within a team environment

  • Effectively apply a basic model to an entrepreneurial enterprise in order to thoroughly analyze the operations of the business and to establish priorities for a) improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the enterprise, and b) growing the business

  • Develop skills in working with individual entrepreneurs, establishing positive relationships, building trust, sharing information and experience, educating, learning, and solving problems

  • Create value for a consulting client in terms of tangible deliverables in the form of new methods, processes, systems, products, and services that will have a lasting impact on the long-term growth of the business.

  • Network with entrepreneurs and related service providers from a variety of disciplines.

  • Integrate and apply accumulated learning experiences in previous entrepreneurship courses.

  • Participate in the competition for the best project of every year where the designers of the first two feasible business proposals will get awards in money terms. Criteria of selection will be developed by the selecting panel.

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