Entrepreneurship (ENTR)

ENTR-1342 Arts Entrepreneurship Mindset
Description
Artists create! Do they see themselves as entrepreneurs? How do they create value for customer/client? How do they deliver that value to a customer/client? How they capture the worth of that value? Specifically designed for performers, writers, composers, musicians, conductors, designers, painters, photographers, sculptors, theatre directors, artistic directors, actors, poets and other creatives, this class offers a framework, tools, and a community of peers and mentors to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The students will start from the craft they know, learn the craft they need to create value. Students will examine the breadth of professional opportunities available in the Creative Economy and in the individual's field of arts practice, and explore strategies for pursuing them. (Also listed as THTR 1342).
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
ENTR-2111 Introduction to Entrepreneurship I
Description
This course serves as an introduction to entrepreneurship, focusing on the process of brainstorming, recognizing and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities and developing a preliminary business model around that opportunity. Designed for all majors, prior business experience or previous coursework in business is not required. Students residing in Entrepreneurship Hall should enroll in this class for credit. (Offered every semester)
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
ENTR-2112 Introduction to Entrepreneurship II
Description
This course serves as an introduction to entrepreneurship, focusing on the process of brainstorming, recognizing and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities and developing a preliminary business model around that opportunity. Designed for all majors, prior business experience or previous coursework in business is not required. Students residing in Entrepreneurship Hall should enroll in this class for credit. (Offered every semester) Prerequisite: ENTR 2111
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
ENTR-2191 Special Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description
Study of a topic or field not covered by other courses. Lower division offerings will provide an introductory approach to a topic. Upper division courses will involve in-depth analysis of a specific area, and will usually require prerequisite courses, at the discretion of the instructor. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
ENTR-2391 Special Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description
Study of a topic or field not covered by other courses. Lower division offerings will provide an introductory approach to a topic. Upper division courses will involve in-depth analysis of a specific area, and will usually require prerequisite courses, at the discretion of the instructor. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
ENTR-3095 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3190 Directed Studies: Junior Level
Description
Independent study under faculty supervision with emphasis on the latest developments in entrepreneurship and preparation of the E-Team projects. May be repeated up to three hours. Prerequisites: GNED 2340 (also listed as ART 2314 and THTR/ENGL/MUSC 2340)and Junior standing, or consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3195 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3290 Directed Studies: Junior Level
Description
Independent study under faculty supervision with emphasis on the latest developments in entrepreneurship and preparation of the E-Team projects. May be repeated up to three hours. Prerequisites: GNED 2340 (also listed as ART 2314 and THTR/ENGL/MUSC 2340)and Junior standing, or consent of instructor.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3291 Special Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description
Study of a topic or field not covered by other courses. Lower division offerings will provide an introductory approach to a topic. Upper division courses will involve in-depth analysis of a specific area, and will usually require prerequisite courses, at the discretion of the instructor. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3295 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3320 Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Agencies
Description
Nonprofit Organizations are key component of civil society. The United States has one of the most vibrant nonprofit communities in the world, and Texas has become a leader in this area creating what is called the third-sector. This course will explore a non-traditional approach to solving community issues with social entrepreneurship over the traditional philanthropic model of a nonprofit organization.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3340 Design Thinking and Business Model Design
Description
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation, anchored in understanding customer and other stakeholders' needs, rapid prototyping, and generating creative ideas. Transforming the way one develops products, services, processes, and organizations, design thinking enables decision making based on what customers really want instead of relying only on historical data or making risky bets based on instinct instead of evidence. Coupled with the Lean Canvas and Business Model Canvas methodology, this course focuses on the humancentered design of business models, prototypes, and the customer discovery process. In this course you will also go through the process of innovation and design for entrepreneurial venture development as an essential step in transforming innovative ideas into reality and ensuring product-solution fit lead to real customer traction. Prerequisite: Prerequisites: GNED 2340 (also listed as ART 2314 and THTR/ENGL/MUSC 2340) and Junior standing.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3341 Entrepreneurial Planning and Strategies
Description
This course focuses on entrepreneurial planning and strategies with emphasis on the areas of financing, management, and marketing. Major topics include attracting seed and growth capital from sources such as individuals, venture capital, investment banking, and government and commercial banks; creating marketing plans for a new venture; entrepreneurial or opportunity oriented management, strategic control, operational functions, and organizational management; short- and long- range planning; and measurement of economic performance. Prerequisite: ENTR 3340
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3390 Directed Studies: Junior Level
Description
Independent study under faculty supervision with emphasis on the latest developments in entrepreneurship and preparation of the E-Team projects. May be repeated up to three hours. Prerequisites: GNED 2340 (also listed as ART 2314 and THTR/ENGL/MUSC 2340)and Junior standing, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3391 Special Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description
Study of a topic or field not covered by other courses. Lower division offerings will provide an introductory approach to a topic. Upper division courses will involve in-depth analysis of a specific area, and will usually require prerequisite courses, at the discretion of the instructor. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3395 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3495 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3595 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-3695 Internship
Description
An off-campus internship with an accepted employer in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This structured and supervised professional work experience must be pre-approved and include a relevant deliverable assignment, service, or project for the company or non-profit. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Variations in credit according to the work performed, from 0 to 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of internship credit may be applied to a Trinity degree. Must be taken Pass/Fail. (Offered every semester.) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-4190 Directed Studies - Senior Level
Description
Independent Study under faculty supervision with emphasis on completing the major project of the entrepreneurship program. May be repeated for up to three hours. Prerequisite: ENTR 3340 and Senior Standing
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-4290 Directed Studies - Senior Level
Description
Independent Study under faculty supervision with emphasis on completing the major project of the entrepreneurship program. May be repeated for up to three hours. Prerequisite: ENTR 3340 and Senior Standing
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-4291 Special Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description
Study of a topic or field not covered by other courses. Lower division offerings will provide an introductory approach to a topic. Upper division courses will involve in-depth analysis of a specific area, and will usually require prerequisite courses, at the discretion of the instructor. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-4360 Entrepreneurial Sales
Description
Compared to established firms, startups face significant challenges identifying their ideal customers, personalizing messaging to those audiences, acquiring initial customers and retaining customers. This course examines representative challenges and tools for enabling new ventures the ability to sell. Prerequisites: ENTR 3341
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-4390 Directed Studies - Senior Level
Description
Independent Study under faculty supervision with emphasis on completing the major project of the entrepreneurship program. May be repeated for up to three hours. Prerequisite: ENTR 3340 and Senior Standing
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENTR-4391 Special Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description
Study of a topic or field not covered by other courses. Lower division offerings will provide an introductory approach to a topic. Upper division courses will involve in-depth analysis of a specific area, and will usually require prerequisite courses, at the discretion of the instructor. May be repeated for credit on different topics.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Luis Martinez
Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.
Program Director
Director

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