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Unformatted text preview: SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GONZAGA UNIVERSITY ENTR 101 - WORLD OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP FALL 2007 INSTRUCTOR: Paul F. Buller OFFICE: Jepson Center 260 OFFICE HOURS: MW - 8:30-9:30am; TR - 1:00-2:00pm and by appointment OFFICE PHONE: 3438 HOME PHONE: 466-1521 E-MAIL: email@example.com REQUIRED TEXT: Baron and Shane, Entrepreneurship: A Process Perspective , Thomson/Southwestern, 2 nd Edition, 2008. OVERVIEW: This course provides an overview of the world of entrepreneurship including an introduction to economics, the role of government and society, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of creating and managing new ventures, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and the various functional areas of business. As a central component of the course, student teams are required to submit a business plan for a profit or not-for-profit venture. The course also incorporates guest lectures from entrepreneurs and others involved in the creation of new ventures. OBJECTIVES: 1. To develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial processes of creating, organizing, and managing new businesses or other enterprises, including not- for-profit organizations. 2. To become knowledgeable about the context of entrepreneurship, including economic, legal, ethical, technical, and social dimensions of the external environment. 3. To understand the personal characteristics and skills of successful entrepreneurs, including personal reflection on how you, as an entrepreneurial leader, can contribute to the common good. 4. To gain appreciation for the functional elements of organizations, including accounting, finance, marketing, operations, information systems, and human resource management....
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