EGN6640 Syllabus - Entrepreneurship for Engineers (EGN6640)...

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1 Entrepreneurship for Engineers (EGN6640) Fall 2010 Section 4110 Course Syllabus and Rules Catalog Description: Entrepreneurship for Engineers is designed to introduce engineering graduate students, company engineers, and engineering managers to the concepts and practices of entrepreneurial thinking and entrepreneurship. Using a combination of lectures, case studies, team business plans, and investor presentation formats, the course teaches life skills in entrepreneurial thought and action that students can utilize in careers ranging from starting companies to planning and executing high risk R&D projects in large company entrepreneurial and “intrepreneurial” endeavors. Major course themes include: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Idea Generation and Feasibility Analysis, and Business Planning and Execution. The course is firmly presented in a “real-world” format, including students taking the roles of company founders and investors, creating a vision and execution plan for their company, and raising funds – exactly as they would in a true entrepreneurial endeavor. Further information on the course, including the current semester calendar and assignments, can be found at the class website - http://plaza.ufl.edu/esander . Instructor: Erik Sander, Director of Industry Programs UF College of Engineering Office: Weil 311 Tel: (352) 392-6000 Fax: (352) 392-9673 E-Mail: esander@ufl.edu Office Hours: By appointment On-campus Students Time and Venue: Tuesday; Periods 4-6; CSE E118 Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
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2 Required Texts: Individual reading assignment as given in class Optional Text (Discuss with instructor before purchasing these): The Art of the Start: The time-tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything, Kawasaki, Guy; ISBN: 1591840562, Portfolio – a member of Penguin Group; 2004 New Venture Creation, 6 th Edition or 5 th Edition, Timmons, Jeffry A; ISBN: 0072498404, January 2004. The instructor recommends 5 th edition for reasons to be discussed in class. This text will also be available for check-out in the library. Monk & the Riddle, Komisar, Randy; ISBN: 1578516447, Harvard Business School Press; September 2001. Sun Tzu for Success: How to Use the Art of War to Master Challenges and Accomplish the Important Goals in Your Life, Michaelson, Steven; ISBN: 1580627765, Adams Media Corp, January 2003. Web Site: http://plaza.ufl.edu/esander - contains assignments, student contact info, instructor contact info, and lecture notes. Students should check this often throughout the course as information may be updated frequently. Course Objectives: Explore the entrepreneurial mindset and culture that has been developing in companies of all sizes and industries. Examine the entrepreneurial process from the generation of creative ideas to
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