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Unformatted text preview: San José State University College of Business/Organization & Management Department BUS 181, Intro to Entrepreneurship, Sections 1 & 2, Fall 2009 Instructor: Michael Cruz Office Location: BT 652 Telephone: 408.256.CRUZ (2789) Email: Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Tues. & Thurs. Class Days/Time: Sec. 1: Tuesday & Thursday (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM); Sec. 2: Tuesday & Thursday (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM) Classroom: Boccardo Business Center 201 Prerequisites: COMM 100W or ENGL 100WB or LLD 100WB; BUS 130; BUS 21 or instructor consent. Faculty Web Page and Yahoo Groups, Twitter MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my Yahoo Groups web page accessible through the links below. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU & Yahoo Groups. Join the Yahoo Groups at: Section 1: Group home page: Group email: Section 2: Group home page: Group email: Join Twitter at: Once you have an account, search for “michaelcruz181” and request to “follow” me. Add your cell phone number. I will send occasional short urgent and important updates via Twitter (for cell phone users). Find my updates on Twitter at BUS 181, Sections 1 & 2, Fall 2009, Version 1.0 (Revised Wednesday, August 19, 2009) Page 1 of 13 Course Description This course will offer an insight into the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the approaches they use to create, identify and evaluate opportunities for new ventures and the skills that are needed to start and manage new ventures and develop a preliminary business plan. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives The course objective is to investigate the concepts, tools, and practices of entrepreneurship. Specifically, we will concentrate on the following areas: (1) identifying new venture opportunities (versus ideas), (2) understanding which skills are necessary for success and building a team that possess those attributes, (3) evaluating the viability of the new venture, and (4) financing, starting and operating the business. The study of entrepreneurship requires an interactive learning environment. Students are expected to actively contribute and participate in class discussions and exercises. As such, we will use a combination of exercises, lectures, the Neat Idea project, and a simulation to engage students in a simulated entrepreneurial experience. In addition to helping students understand the area of entrepreneurship, assignments are designed to develop the student's written and oral skills. The “crux” of the course will be the Neat Idea project and the simulation....
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2009 for the course BUS 161A taught by Professor Londoty during the Fall '09 term at San Jose State University .

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