ENT 270 - Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management

This introductory course in entrepreneurship is intended to expose students to the entrepreneurial life cycle of a high growth start-up from opportunity identification, to funding and growth, through to harvesting the rewards. Students will learn to think like entrepreneurs, be exposed to entrepreneurial decision making, and learn the dynamics of customer validation through the Lean Startup model. Hours credit: 3.  Prerequisite: None

ENT 420 - Entrepreneurial Finance

Provides core skills in accounting and finance for new- growth-oriented businesses. Hours credit: 3

ENT 421/521 - Entrepreneurial Market Analysis & Planning

This course is designed to help students identify and validate market opportunities and to develop business ideas and business models to match those opportunities.  Students will learn to analyze markets, industries and business environments.  They will also learn to generate innovative ideas.  Finally, they will learn to develop plans to take their ideas to market. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: ENT 270 or MK 303 or BUS 311 or permission of instructor.

ENT 422/522 - Strategic Operations for Entrepreneur

This course will explore the strategic decisions that early stage entrepreneurial mangers face in growing their business. With a focus on the Lean Startup methodology, students will learn how to develop the assumptions behind their business model, create measurable tests for these assumptions, and make critical decisions based on customer data. Hours credit: 3.  Prerequisite: ENT 270 (for ENT 422)

ENT 424 - New Product Development

This course is part one of a two semester course, taught jointly with the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  In this course business students are paired with senior biomedical engineering students in a two semester, team-based learning experience in which the teams conceive, design and build a prototype medical device and the accompanying business plan and design to bring the product to market.  The course will focus on business planning activities including market research, competitive analysis, intellectual property protection, basic finances and business model design.  In addition, instruction, feedback and coaching on interdisciplinary teamwork will be incorporated throughout the semester. Hours credit: 3.  Prerequisite: Permission by instructor

ENT 425/525 - Entrepreneurial Leadership

This course focuses on the attributes of successful entrepreneurial leaders and the factors that differentiate them from less successful ones. Students learn the principles and application of leading entrepreneurial organizations through selected case studies and face-to-face presentations and discussions with locally and nationally known entrepreneurs. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: ENT 270 or permission by instructor

ENT 426 - Practicum in Commercialization

Experiential course where students develop commercialization plans for "live" technology ideas originating from UAB or other sources.

ENT 445 - Entrepreneurship Internship

Standard internship with entrepreneurial business or organization. Hours credit: 3.  Prerequisite: Juinor standing and 2.0 minimum overall GPA. Must be currently enrolled in the Collat School of Business as degree seeking or declared minor in business.

ENT 449 - Directed Study in Entrepreneurship

Standard directed / independent study in the field of Entrepreneurship.

ENT 450/650 - I-Corps Lean Startup

Student teams will execute the Lean Startup approach to develop a business model following the highly successful I-Corps methodology. This is a team-based course where students will spend the semester exploring the viability of a new business venture.  Students will be organized into startup teams and be expected to fully execute all areas of the business model canvas by testing their business assumptions through customer/stakeholder interviews. Students must apply for enrollment with the instructor.  This course has a major group project component. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: none


MBA 673 - Planning and Pitching a New Business Concept.

Focuses on transforming technology-based intellectual property into a business plan for a new technology venture.  The content covers business due diligence, business ideation, revenue and business model development, financial modeling, assessing and seeking funding and presenting the plan with confidence.  The course emphasizes experiential learning with intellectual property developed by the students. Hours credit: 3.

MBA 681 - From Idea to IPO

Provides an overview of the technology commercialization lifecycle.  Topics include how to view technology from a business perspective, forms of intellectual property, commercialization options including licensing and new venture creation, funding technology development and new ventures and how to present technology-based opportunities to investors and other business interests.  The course emphasizes experiential learning with intellectual property developed by the students.  Course content is supplemented by outside experts as guest speakers. Hours credit: 3.

MBA 683 - Leading Innovation

Focuses on managing the growth of technology-based new ventures.  Topics include issues and methods associated with maintaining innovation and an innovative culture during the growth phase of a business, implementing Lean Startup principles in a new venture and dealing with the challenges of a growing company including new market entry, personnel issues and funding. Hours credit: 3.

MBA 691 - Directed Study

Individualized study directed by a faculty member. Requires instructor permission.

ENT 526 - Practicum in Commercialization