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Entrepreneurship Experience

The NAE Grand Challenge Scholars program requires an entrepreneurship experience to prepare students to translate invention into innovation.

Requirement will be fulfilled by taking:

EF 357 Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Management 350. This course is required for UT-HELM. An introduction to entrepreneurship with an emphasis on identifying, evaluating, and developing new venture opportunities. Topics include opportunity identification and evaluation, start-up strategies, business valuation, business plan development, attracting stakeholders, financing the venture, managing the growing business, and exit strategies.

Students may also take:

Management 451 – New Venture Planning (optional for UT-HELM) Integration of various functional disciplines and their application to general management of new ventures within established companies and entrepreneurial enterprises. Focuses on the components necessary for the development of a business plan.

Management 460 – Leading Innovation and Change (optional for UT-HELM) This course covers how managers identify and nurture new business opportunities while maintaining competitive advantage. Topics include examination of change models, the role of middle managers in large organizations, and ways to address resistance to change.

Other coursework available through the entrepreneurship minor as approved by a GCSP advisor.

For a full list of entrepreneurship courses, please see

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