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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:


UNIV 280F: Introduction to Entrepreneurship 

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, potentially high growth and 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 a significant amount of work for you individually and in groups. It also requires you to be prepared, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, and make decisions with imperfect, incomplete, and often ambiguous information. This course has an interdisciplinary approach and is open to students from across the university.

To learn more, contact Professor Eric Krohn at:



This course examines how economic, political, physical, trade and other factors and formal and informal institutions affect entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs create and manage business ventures that have international dimensions. The course will help students acquire a multi-disciplined perspective on entrepreneurial businesses with cross-border activities, and develop practical skills in applying the tools of global entrepreneurship analysis in concrete situations.

To learn more, contact Professor Atanas Tzenev at:


UNIV 280G: Social Entrepreneurship 

This course examines the practice of identifying, starting and growing successful mission-driven organizations that strive to advance social change through innovative solutions. The course will help students understand some of the strategies that social entrepreneurs employ to create high-impact ventures that address complex societal issues such as poverty, disease, environmental degradation, illiteracy, as well as lack of clean water, sanitation, electricity, healthcare, and access to credit. Through highly experiential, interactive, and collaborative workshops, students will acquire systemic thinking skills, entrepreneurial mindset and other skills and tools to start up their own social venture or work in a social-impact organization.

To learn more, contact Professor Atanas Tzenev at:


Last Updated: 9/16/22