Course Catalog

Entrepreneurial Leadership Course Descriptions

BUS 155 Survey of Accounting

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting.

BUS 220 Principles of Management

3 Hours

Students will examine the managerial process including planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. The class includes study of the relationship of these functions to the daily work of the manager and development of managerial skills. Prerequisite: Sophomore status. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BUS 263 Business Law I

3 Hours

Students will discuss the general principles of contracts, torts and property as applied to business relationships. Prerequisites: Sophomore status.

BUS 371 Principles of Marketing

3 Hours

Students will study the marketing function in national and international business. The course includes discussion of market definition, marketing environment, marketing information and decision making about product, pricing, promotion and placement. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BUS 381 Business Ethics and Social Policy

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to ethical decision making as related to business management and public policy relating to business. It includes both theory and application to current issues.

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to analysis of the macro-economy. It includes study of aggregate supply and demand model, Keynesian multiplier model, banking and monetary policy and applications to current macroeconomic problems.

ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to economic analysis of the individual firm and market. It includes study of basic supply and demand model, the role of government in the economy, cost analysis of the form and application of principles to various markets and social problems.

ENT 224 Entrepreneurial Leadership I: Innovation and Problem Solving

3 Hours

Students are introduced to principles and characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership. Students explore their own orientation toward entrepreneurship, including innovation, curiosity and risk. Students are also introduced to key dimensions of entrepreneurial behavior, including opportunity assessment, mission development, strategic planning, market analysis, resource mobilization, financial management and social accountability. Entrepreneurship is considered in a variety of for-profit, nonprofit and public enterprise settings.

ENT 347 Financial Management for Organizational Leaders

3 Hours

Students are introduced to key concepts and tools needed by business professionals to effectively manage the financial functions of their organization. A basic working knowledge of the following topics will be included: financial reports and statements, operational budgets, cash flow, financing, sources and costs of capital, ratio analysis and compensation and benefits. Students will apply concepts to individual career goals. Prerequisites: BUS 155 or BUS 251, and ENT 224.

ENT 325 Developing Innovation

2 Hours

Students take the next entrepreneurial step by moving from an idea to an entrepreneurial firm. Students explore in more depth the various dimensions of the feasibility of entrepreneurial ideas. Topics include a more in-depth look at key business dimensions, including financial viability and strength, effectively building a team, how to gain financing or funding and preparing a proper ethical and legal foundation. Prerequisites: ENT 224, BUS 220, BUS 155. Corequisite: BUS 371.

ENT 424 Entrepreneurial Analysis and Application

3 Hours

This is a capstone seminar which integrates prior coursework relating to entrepreneurial leadership through the preparation and presentation of a business plan, entrepreneurial simulation and analysis of an existing business. Prerequisite: ENT 325/Corequisite: ENT 347.

Look through our academic catalog and find how we can help build your business.

Learn More About Your Professors


Any Questions?

Contact us – just call admissions at 605-995-2650 or email us at

We would love to share information with you via email or if you like, we will send it right to your door.