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Foundational Courses

Foundational courses enable students to begin understanding the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.Foundational courses enable students to begin understanding the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Farley offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While Principles of Entrepreneurship and Engineering Entrepreneurship are foundational, undergraduate courses, both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to enroll in or apply for any of our other 300- and 400-level courses. Please note there is an application process for every NUvention class.

Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 225)

Principles is a fundamental course for students with limited or no prior exposure to business. In this class, you will build a knowledge foundation in all the key entrepreneurial subject areas. This includes accounting, finance, and marketing. The final deliverable will be an elevator pitch. This course is cross-listed as IEMS 225. It is a core course for the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The Spring 2017 quarter of this course is open by application only. Applicants must be approved before they can register for this course.

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Engineering Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 325)

The goal of Engineering Entrepreneurship is to deepen and expand on the understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation that students garner from taking Principles of Entrepreneurship, or from exploring entrepreneurship in another capacity. A case-based, more technical class, Engineering Entrepreneurship employs lean startup methodology to further instill the importance of being agile and able to pivot. ENTREP 325 is cross-listed with IEMS 325. This is a core course for the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

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Startup Accounting (ENTREP 395)

Startup Accounting is a course that incorporates lecture by the instructor and industry veterans with case study and a lean startup-focused accounting practicum. Startup Accounting covers accounting principles, provides software training, and assigns student teams to work with actual startup clients in need of accounting help.

Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures (ENTREP 380)

Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures focuses on the entrepreneurial and financial aspects of planning, launching and growing a new venture. In ENTREP 380, we focus on the growth of scalable startups. A scalable startup is an idea whose growth potential is very high. This course will introduce students to the many sources of capital and the challenges of pitching and raising capital to fund a venture of this kind. The course will introduce students to relevant theory and practice in current entrepreneurial finance, with a special emphasis on angel and venture capital financing.

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Special Topics In Entrepreneurship: Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase (ENTREP 395)

Growing and Monetizing your Fanbase is designed to expose artists to entrepreneurial thinking in building their careers. Are you a singer, actor, musician, comedian, writer, graphic artist, fashionista, or dancer that wants to promote your career? Students will be exposed to highly relevant methodologies that startup entrepreneurs use to create and grow their companies, but in this case, the corporation being grown and promoted is their talent and fans, via their own personal brand.

Check out the current syllabus for Fall Quarter 2016.

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Special Topics In Entrepreneurship: Radical Entrepreneurship (ENTREP 395)

Your idea has legs, and even traction. Radical Entrepreneurship drills down on how to build your venture, while at the same time retaining a collaborative culture and continuous innovation. Using iterative and lean startup methodology, students will explore the necessary mindsets and methods to best position their ventures for continued growth and success. Radical Entrepreneurship is an incubator bootcamp for your real-world project; the coursework centers on students’ existing ventures.

**Please note, this is a pilot class and partnership between the Farley Center and the Garage. A portion of the seats in the class will be held for Wildfire teams. The remaining seats will be open for any student with the proper prerequisites to enroll. Students who enroll and are not part of a team will be assigned to work with a Wildfire team. Your participation in class on a Wildfire team does not guarantee that you will become a founding member of that team, and does not guarantee any rights with respect to equity, intellectual property, or any other rights related to that company.

Read about the 2016-2017 Wildfire teams here.

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Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Leadership, Ethics, and You (ENTREP 395)

The latest addition to the Farley roster of special topics courses, Leadership, Ethics, and You, is designed for students who want to explore how ethics and integrity fit into leadership. This course will help student entrepreneurs develop their “True North,” a compass that allows students to lead themselves and others. This course is open to juniors and seniors from all disciplines and is by application only.

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Independent Studies (ENTREP 399/499)

Another option for deepening entrepreneurial learning is to pursue an independent study, advised by one of the Farley faculty members. Course projects can be research-based, or be used to further an existing entrepreneurial endeavor. Independent studies can be completed at the undergraduate (399) or graduate (499) level, and can count toward the Undergraduate Certificate or Graduate Minor.

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