Spring 2024 | Asia, Africa, and Europe Exploration

MGT 340 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Overview of Course

This course is a survey course of the field of entrepreneurship. This course will guide students and prepare them to become entrepreneurs—whether the setting is entrepreneurial activity within an existing firm, social entrepreneurship, or new venture creation. The survey course begins at a macro level exploring the impact of entrepreneurship on the economy and progresses to the micro level exploring the individual entrepreneur and new venture creation. This course will assist students in development of the mindset, skills, and tools necessary to create change, improve the world, and make a difference in your life as well as the lives of those around you. Our field class will include a visit to a U.S. company doing business in Ireland or elsewhere in our itinerary. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the characteristics and challenges of adapting business models to different entrepreneurial environments. Through a combination of readings, interactive exercises, field classes, projects and exams, students upon completing this course will understand the importance of entrepreneurs thinking globally.