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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENT6126

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 9/18; sent to USF SCNS Office 10/12/09; SCNS approved 10/27/09, effective 1/2010.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2207 2009-10-08
    Department College Budget Account Number
    BA 140600 10000 BA0056
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sean Lux 47820

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ENT 6126 Strategies in Technology Entrepreneurship

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Strategic Entrepreneurship
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    - 0





    Course Description

    Students will learn that entrepreneurial opportunities are both identified in the existing socioeconomic environment and created through innovation. Students will learn theory based models and their application through case studies and a final project.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Requesting permanent number for selected topics courses already listed in program requirements (required courses)

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The Strategies in Technology Entrepreneurship (STE) course has three primary purposes. First, learn theory based techniques for identifying new economic opportunities. Second, students larn to plan and organize to expoit these opportunities utilizing analytical problem solving techniques. Finally, the STE course is taught from the strategic or corporate entrepreneurship perspective where existing firms rather than the new ventures identify and enter into new businesses. This provides students an educational experience to assit them in what to do after they have been successful in their first venture.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The course will prepare students to identify new entrepreneurial opportunities, the first step in creating new entrepreneurial ventures. Course outcomes are assessed by having professionals from outisde business and sscientific communities come in observe final student presentations. The outside observers provide questions and offer suggestions to the student's plan. Written feedback is also provided, however outside parties feedback does not affect student's final grades

    C. Major Topics

    Entrepreneurship theory

    Strategic decision making

    Corporate entrepreneurship

    D. Textbooks

    "Strategic Management, 4th edition" by Dess, Lumpkin, & Eisner, 2008. McGrow-Hill Irwin. Case and supplemental reading packet from pro-copy

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Packet from Pro-Copy

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies, MBA, PMS in Biotechnology, MS in Industrial Engineering, Ph.D. programs under NSF IGERT grant.

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