AEM1230 Course Syllabus - Fall2011

AEM1230 Course Syllabus - Fall2011 - AEM 1230 Foundations...

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AEM 1230 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business Syllabus, Fall 2011 August 17 th , 2011 version Department of Applied Economics and Management [email protected] Program CORNELL UNIVERSITY AEM 1230 Fall 2011 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business* Professor Pedro David Pérez 338 Warren Hall 255-4697 [email protected] Office hours –TR noon – 3:00 am Course Support Specialist Ms. Natalee Nelson 443 Warren Hall 255-1576 [email protected] Teaching Assistants Dylan Berkenfeld - [email protected] Magnus Buerman - [email protected] Amanda Klopp - [email protected] Kristen McClellan - [email protected] Kyle Peters - [email protected] Christopher Strayer - [email protected] Jessica Zapas - [email protected] Office Hours of Teaching Assistants - TBA. All office hours are held in 335 Warren Hall. Course Web Page Address http://blackboard.cornell.edu/ Class Meeting Times MW 2:30 – 3:20 pm, 231 Warren Hall Required Textbook “AEM 1230 Course Packet”, available at the Cornell Store Additional materials will be distributed in class periodically or posted to the Web page. Description of the Course This is an introductory course, providing a sound base to both the understanding of entrepreneurial activity and possibilities and the study and practice of entrepreneurship at Cornell. The course will include lectures with integrated use of IT-based presentation tools, case studies, and a business idea based set of workshops and assignments. AEM 1230 is intended as a business idea and entrepreneurial process oriented course, and it is not a substitute for an upper level, business plan entrepreneurship course. Students taking AEM 1230 will obtain the most benefit from the course if they take concurrently an entrepreneurship guest speaker based course such as AEM 1210, “Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise Speaker Series”, or AEM 1220, “Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences.” *Special acknowledgement and thanks goes to Sam Seltzer ’48 for funding the Moses and Loulu Seltzer Endowment, in honor of his parents, which provides financial support for this course.
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AEM 1230 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business Syllabus, Fall 2011 August 17 th , 2011 version Course Overview The word entrepreneur originates from the French word, entreprende , which means “to undertake.” In a business context, it means to start a business. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary presents the definition of an entrepreneur as one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. The great majority of successful businesses start with either a new idea (trying to turn an invention into an innovation), or the application of an old idea in a new way (an innovation), or a better implementation of either of the above (imitation and mimetism, still laced with innovation). AEM 1230 tries to make you conscious of the place of innovation, invention, creation and imaginative imitation as sources of wealth in business, as well as making you aware that it is not enough to either have or to copy a great idea. As
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