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One inspiring element of entrepreneurship is its ability to cross industry, interests and individuals. One main goal of these courses is to take your thinking outside of the classroom to transform the business world for the better, progressing both yourself and others. Consider the following courses:


This course introduces students to; the entrepreneurial mindset, business modeling practices, recognizing opportunities, and creating successful new ventures associated with entrepreneurism. The focus of the class is identifying problems that need solving, developing a solution that is unique, sustainable, and potentially profitable. This course will require you to understand and apply “customer discovery” techniques using tools called “Business Model Canvas” and “Lean Startup” to develop a business model. The class requires you to be prepared, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, and make decisions with imperfect, and often ambiguous, information. This course has an interdisciplinary approach and is open to students from across the university.

To learn more, contact Professor Tony Frontera at


ENT 460, ENT 560: ENTREPRENEURSHIP Creating New Ventures

This course is for students who would like to understand the entrepreneurial “mindset”, components, tools, and best practices of entrepreneurship associated with recognizing opportunities and creating successful new ventures. You will use the most up to date practices of the startup ecosystem to evaluate the viability of your new venture; write a business plan, build an "E-team" that has the attributes necessary for success, financing, design thinking, and customer discovery. The course culminates in a business plan competition awarding the winning team $2,500 seed money and an additional $2,500 if the business is operating in Broome County one year following start up. This class is restricted to junior, senior, and graduate students, with priority given to School of Management students. 

To learn more, contact Professor Tony Frontera at



Particular topics within the broad area of leadership. May be repeated for credit. Pre-Requisite: MGMT 311, permission of instructor. Offered fall and spring semesters.

To learn more, contact Professor Kim Jaussi at


BIOL 483J: Case Hist. Biotech/Bioethics

This course is open to biology, biomed and management students requiring that students develop a virtual biotech company and produce an ~70 page formal business plan. The course brings in area business experts to discuss topics ranging from patents to grants to relevant ethics and has contributed to encouraging a number of students to start their own companies.

To learn more, contact Professor John Baust at


Last Updated: 2/15/21