Entrepreneurship  - Jack M Wilson, Ph.D.,  President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Principles of Entrepreneurship
Technological Entrepreneurship
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Global Entrepreneurship
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Starting a New Venture
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Resources for Entrepreneurship
Business Case Collection
Glossary of Terms
 
Jack M. Wilson

Jack M Wilson, Ph.D., 

 

Jack M Wilson, Ph.D., 
        President Emeritus and
       
Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
        Manning School of Business
        The University of Massachusetts Lowell

Technological Entrepreneurship   ENTRE.5650.061 and 5650.NL1   

Description:  Graduate Entrepreneurship Course and Professional Science Management. This course is designed to help master’s level students, often from fields outside of business, understand  how technological and social innovations lead to new businesses and how those are created, funded, governed, and grown.  This course is designed for masters level students, often with backgrounds outside of business -especially from science, engineering, mathematics and other technical fields -with an interest in starting a new business, social enterprise, or innovative approach to existing businesses.  In this course, students will explore the entrepreneurship process including how entrepreneurs discover and evaluate the sources and opportunities for new business ventures.  The course covers a variety of topics associated with launching and running an entrepreneurial venture, such as opportunity recognition, team building, fundraising, marketing, financing, organizational governance, ethical and regulatory issues, and social and environmental issues.  The course is especially relevant to students enrolled, or considering enrolling, in professional science master’s programs in science, engineering , or health science.    

Global Entrepreneurship  ENTR.6700.201

Web link: www.jackmwilson.net Course Link: http://www.jackmwilson.net/GlobalE/JMW-GlobalE-syllabus.htm
Course Description Catalog: Global Entrepreneurship. This course is an elective in the Manning School of Business graduate programs in the MBA and MS in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (MSITE).
Course Overview: This course discusses the challenge of global entrepreneurship and the opportunities for it in a world in which the economic and cultural context is rapidly changing. It begins with an overview of these changes and a description of the particular challenges in the rapidly growing and changing major markets of the Eurozone, China, India, Eastern Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America and other smaller but significant market areas. It will discuss different approaches to global entrepreneurship, the influences of macro forces, such as economic trends, cultural issues, political and regulatory environments, and other issues. It will assume a knowledge of the basic issues in domestic entrepreneurship such as: opportunity recognition, team building, fundraising, marketing, financing, organizational governance, ethical and regulatory issues, and social and environmental issues, but the course will show how these issues might be different in the different political, economic, regulatory, cultural, and religious environments.

Starting a New Venture ENTR.3610.202

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is designed for students with a curiosity about and/or interest in starting a new business.  In this course, students will explore the entrepreneurship process including how entrepreneurs discover and evaluate the sources and opportunities for new business ventures; how they assemble the resources, how they operate and grow a new business; and finally how they harvest their hard work as successful entrepreneurs.  The course covers a variety of topics associated with launching and running a new venture, such as marketing, financing, building the venture team, legal and regulatory issues, and social and environmental issues. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to: (1)   discover and evaluate the sources and opportunities for new business ventures; (2)   describe the process of assembling the resources necessary to launch a new venture; (3)   be familiar with the activities and concepts associated with launching and running a new venture, such as marketing issues, financing issues, global and ethical issues, political, legal and regulatory issues, social and environmental issues, and issues involving rapidly changing technology. During the course, students are required to complete a variety of individual and team assignments, including a team based presentation of a business case to the class. To successfully accomplish these tasks, student are expected to (1)   demonstrate the ability to think critically and communicate effectively; (2)   exhibit the ability to complete intellectual projects independently and in collaboration with others; (3)   exhibit the ability both to use appropriate media to gather information relative to their major field and to access reliable general information.