BUS 218 - Entrepreneurship LaunchPad4
Course Description: This course is geared toward actively engaging in the launch of a new venture; think of it as an internship within your own business. The primary purpose is to utilize a business model to set up and maintain a new venture. Students will be able to actively work on their new venture, while benefiting from peer-mentoring and coaching from professor(s). The course should be taken in conjunction with BUS 211 & BUS 216. Students will prepare a complete business plan then present at an investment pitch to a funding committee.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BUS 211 or BUS 216
Note(s): Open to students enrolled in the Launch Your Business certificate only.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Articulate the process of goal setting within meeting management
- Consider challenges and opportunities that ventures face with a mentor
- Recognize challenges and opportunities of small businesses and offer support to peer cohort
- Perform basic accounting tasks, including managing a QuickBooks account
- Create legal business structure and register business with federal and state tax agencies as needed; adapt branding and promotional material as suitable
- Write a business plan and prepare financial models with a comparison review from an expert in the field
- Present the venture in a persuasive and professional business pitch at an investment presentation
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