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John R Castle
ENTRE 472
Seattle Campus

Creating a Company I

Two-course sequence with ENTRE 473. Working in teams, students develop a business plan for a new venture, present their plans to a panel of investors, obtain funding, run the business, and exit the firm at the end of the second quarter. Prerequisite: ENTRE 370. Offered: AW.

Class description

The course gives students an overview of business formation and operations through a real-world business experience. Students learn how all the pieces of business theory taught in other courses fit together to make a business succeed.

This is neither a game nor a simulation. Students are required to identify real business customers and clients; to define and respond to needs of these customers and clients; to define and deliver products and services they want; to negotiate with suppliers, administrative agencies and other stakeholders; to finance company operations; and to be accountable for cash flows and company budgets. This is a hands-on experience, supplemented by classroom analysis and sharing of lessons learned.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John R Castle
Date: 12/07/2006