Classes

These entrepreneurship courses provide non-business majors with a business foundation in order to benefit those interested in starting their own companies.

Entrepreneurship Courses for Non-Business Majors

ENT 101: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
Basics of entrepreneurship, its importance to society, its impact on future careers, and opportunities to pursue a startup company.

ENT 113: Startup Bootcamp (1 cr.)
Learn and apply the basic skills to create a startup company. Work in teams to identify entrepreneurial opportunities and develop innovative solutions. Interact with real customers to validate business assumptions. Prepare a financial plan and analyze the viability of the business.

ENT 301: Basic Entrepreneurship Skills (3 cr.)
Practical aspects of business formation and growth; key skills and principles needed to successfully start and grow a business.

ENT 302: Legal Issues of Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
How to plan for and avoid legal problems including forming the business, legal liability, and protecting assets.

ENT 381: Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (1 cr.)
Lectures by successful entrepreneurs on subjects significant to entrepreneur-type opportunities.

ENT 382: Tech Entrepreneurship Series (1 cr.)
Lectures about starting and running businesses by successful tech entrepreneurs.

ENT 490R: Topics in entrepreneurship (various credits)
Topics covered vary by semester, but include digital and social media marketing, real estate, and other topics.

MSB 375: Social Innovation (3 cr.)
Focuses on the most prominent approaches used in social innovation and entrepreneurship. Students develop skills in analyzing social ventures, including root cause analysis, solution evaluation, and social impact measurement; and leave with the confidence to pursue a life of purpose.

CS 405: Creating and Managing a Software Business
Entrepreneurship, idea generation, strategic planning, legal organization, product development, marketing/sales, customer support, fundraising, and effective management.

MFG 479: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Develop ideas into a business model. Learn product development, entrepreneurial concepts and practices, and strategic planning and global competitiveness.

PDBIO 444: Bio-Innovation 1 (2 cr.)
Students work as a team of consultants for external client life sciences tech companies. Students will develop the materials, strategy, organization, and rationale for successfully attracting investor capital to that business. At the end of the semester, students will know how create and grow a business around an existing foundation technology.

PDBIO 444: Bio-Innovation 2 (2 cr. – PDBIO 444 pre-req)
Students, as small teams, will search for and validate life sciences technologies or ideas as a potential platform technology on which to form a new business enterprise. At the end of the semester, students will know where new technologies come from and how to assess their potential commercial value.

TECH 312: Exploration in Innovation Design Techniques
Through a series of hands-on experiences, students explore principles, methods, and tools of innovation and design thinking in technology and engineering.

Programs in Entrepreneurship

Interested in the entrepreneurial management major? Visit the program website to learn more. 

The BYU Marriott MBA program also offers an entrepreneurship track. Learn more here.