Entrepreneurs can recognize business opportunities and know when to seize them. They use creativity, ingenuity and solid business skills to influence investors, raise capital and start their own ventures. They can identify emerging technologies and bring commercially viable ideas to fruition. Entrepreneurship is an exciting lifestyle as much as a career choice. The Entrepreneurship minor will prepare you to live your life on the economic frontier, give full expression to your personality and build wealth for yourself.
Why study an entrepreneurship minor at UCCS?
Principles of Entrepreneurship
This course introduces students to entrepreneurship and the processes that are involved in launching and operating a successful venture. Understanding the new venture as a collection of logical decisions and systems will be the focus of this course. You will be exposed to the process of creating a new venture idea, examining market feasibility, testing financial models and preparing a go-to-market strategy.
Advanced Principles of Entrepreneurship
This course focuses on entrepreneurial principles associated with analyzing the feasibility of a new venture. Each student will apply the principles from other classes to analyze the feasibility of a self-chosen venture concept.
The Business Plan
Those interested in a new or growing business must possess a comprehensive business plan if they hope to compete in the marketplace. A comprehensive business plan is necessary to attract sources of financing and to evaluate the viability of a venture; it is also a requirement for companies that want to be considered for joint ventures with larger corporations or those that are transitioning from entrepreneurial to professional management. This course focuses on all facets of business plan development including assessing the competitive environment, developing venture concepts and growth strategies, creating market approaches, building a cohesive management team, launching operations and developing financial projections. Students create a business plan that addresses their individual organizational needs.