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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENT6016
Tracking Number - 2213

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-08-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Please change Course Prefix and number from GEB 6115 to ENT 6016 to conform with new SCNS classification.
Comments: College approved 4/28/10; GS received 4/29; Grad Council approved 5/17/10; to SCNS liaison 6/21/10. GEB 6115 Changed to ENT 6016. SCNS Approved. Posted in Banner. Effective 8/10/10

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-10-13
  2. Department: Marketing
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 140600 10000 BA0056
  5. Contact Person: Sean Lux
  6. Phone: 47820
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ENT
  9. Number: 6016
  10. Full Title: New Venture Formation
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): New Venture Formation
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: New Venture Formation is intended to introduce students to major requirements and strategies for starting and developing new ventures using the Entrepreneurial Process.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  26. 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? Current course enrollment is 58 graduate students.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal degree in a business related discipline.

    Experience in starting new ventures.

  29. Objectives: • to familiarize students with the entrepreneurial process – i.e., the forces driving the new venture creation process; the factors critical to the birth, survival and growth of new venture; the resources available for entrepreneurs; the sources of funding, and the legal, resource and personnel issues affecting a new venture; along with goals and options for harvesting a successful business

    • to introduce students to local entrepreneurs who will share their knowledge and experience; and to provide opportunities for students and the instructor to share ideas and information with each other

    • to help students develop background/experience in venture assessment, development, growth and harvest

  30. Learning Outcomes: Understanding the new venture creation process.
  31. Major Topics: The Entrepreneurial Mind

    The Entrepreneurial Process

    Opportunity Recognition

    Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource

    Entrepreneurial Leader and Venture Teams


    Managing Rapid Growth and Dealing with Adversity

    Harvesting and Beyond

  32. Textbooks: New Venture Creation 8th Edition (2009) by Jeffry A. Timmons and Stephen Spinelli
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: None
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Attendance (50%). All students begin the term with 100 points. Five points are subtracted from the student’s final grade for every class absence. Students will initial the class roster at the beginning of each class. Any initialing of the roster by some other than yourself or any other form of deception will be enforced in accordance with the student honor code. Students may miss class without penalty for USF approved absences ONLY.

    Thought Journal (50%). Self-reflection is an essential component of adult education. All students are required to keep a journal from the first day of class. Students will be assigned “thought questions” based on lecture, guest speakers, and readings for the previous week. Students are then asked to answer these questions as they apply to their own entrepreneurial ambitions and perspectives. Each completed week earns the student 10 points for a total possible 100 points. Students will turn in each chapter of their typed journal at the beginning of class the next week. I will only accept printed hardcopies of your journal.

    Grading Scale and Distribution

    A 94-100 B- 80-81

    A- 90-93 C 70-79

    B+ 88-89 D 60-69

    B 82-87 F

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: See Section W
  36. 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: (

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Not offered.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Masters in Business Administration

    Master of Science in Engineering Management

    Professional Science Masters in Biotechnology

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