Courses 

Launching a high-growth venture, whether your own career, or a new business, requires a unique mindset. This program will take you through the process of opportunity identification, team building, and proof of concept. The goal is to ensure you know how to effectively use your college education to create a successful career for yourself and your peers. Student teams that launch a venture can receive additional support from the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships. No registration is required. Join us at any time during the semester!

To learn more, contact Professor Ken McLeod at kmcleod@binghamton.edu.

 

UNIV 280B – NEW VENTURE ACCELERATOR I:  THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET

Launching a successful career is similar to launching a new business venture. It requires a mindset which thrives on creativity, teamwork, experimentation and the ability to learn from failure. This combined seminar/active learning course will provide students with the opportunity to start developing the 12 major traits characteristic of successful entrepreneurs. The focus is on helping students understand the value of your college education and how to most effectively make use of this education throughout their career.

 

UNIV 280C – NEW VENTURE ACCELERATOR II: LAUNCHING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

Creation of a new venture represents an alternative career path to that of working within an established organization. This allows one to work more directly towards achieving one’s aspirations.  This seminar/active learning course leads students through the process of launching a viable new business to business (B2B) venture, from the creation of an initial product/service and then evolving the venture to be able to deliver a high “value-added” product to the marketplace.

 

UNIV 280D - GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This course is designed to develop effective problem solving and project management capabilities and communication skills in a complex, multinational, context.  This course is intended to provide practical experience in an international context to students who are interested in entrepreneurship, global issues and consulting.

 

WTSN 580B – NEW VENTURE ACCELERATOR I

Launching a successful career is similar to launching a new business venture. It requires a mindset which thrives on creativity, teamwork, experimentation and the ability to learn from failure. This combined seminar/active learning course will provide students with the opportunity to start developing the 12 major traits characteristic of successful entrepreneurs. The focus is on helping students understand the value of your college education and how to most effectively make use of this education throughout their career.

 

WTSN 580C – NEW VENTURE ACCELERATOR II

Creation of a new venture represents an alternative career path to that of working within an established organization. This allows one to work more directly towards achieving one’s aspirations.  This seminar/active learning course leads students through the process of launching a viable new business to business (B2B) venture, from the creation of an initial product/service and then evolving the venture to be able to deliver a high “value-added” product to the marketplace.

 

ENT 460: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This class investigate the components, tools and practices of entrepreneurship. It focuses on identifying new venture opportunities, evaluating the viability of a new venture, writing a business plan, building an "E-team" that possesses the attributes necessary for success, financing, starting and operating a business, and creating liquidity for shareholders. Offered fall and spring semesters.

To learn more, contact Professor Tony Frontera at frontera@binghamton.edu.

 

ENT 560: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The focus of this class is on creating a new venture. The class focuses on the following: Identifying new venture opportunities, evaluating the viability of a new venture, writing a business plan, building an “E-team” that possesses the attributes necessary for success, financing, starting and operating a business, and creating liquidity for shareholders.

Students will also be identifying and exercising entrepreneurial skills through classroom debate and assignments. The main project of this course will be to develop a business plan for a business idea developed by a group of students. The course will culminate in a business plan competition with prizes awarded to the winners. Offered fall and spring semesters.

To learn more, contact Professor Tony Frontera at frontera@binghamton.edu.

 

LEAD 480A: INNOVATION & CREATIVITY

Particular topics within 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 kjaussi@binghamton.edu.

 

BIOL 559: CASE STUDIES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOETHICS

This course addresses developments in biotechnology that are rapidly translated into solutions for problems in our everyday lives. Emphasis is placed on the emerging science that underlies cellular targeting as it relates to innovations in cancer therapies. We will evaluate the literature that promises rapid translation from the lab bench to the patient with consideration of the bioethical challenges faced by researchers, physicians and industry. Students will work in teams to construct biotech company based on a team concept and subsequent formulation of a business plan involving a novel strategy for cancer control (diagnostics and/or treatment).

One key objective of this course is to help students develop group interaction skills which will include extensive thematic research, group presentations and assembly of a business plan. Importantly, your business plans will present the science that forms the foundation of their "company." While apparently tangential, select issues that relate to human wellbeing will be debated from ethical perspectives as a prelude to individual topical presentations. 

To learn more, contact Professor John Baust at jbaust@binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 2/9/17