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Emer Dooley
ENTRE 530
Seattle Campus

Entrepreneurial Decision Making

Provides an overview of the major decisions entrepreneurs face when creating a business. Covers the startup lifecycle from idea generation and opportunity recognition to entry strategy, growth, and exit. Prerequisite: B POL 509; B A 501. Offered: W.

Class description

ENTREPRENEURIAL DECISION MAKING The course provides an overview of the major decisions entrepreneurs face when creating a business. In a short ten-week survey, we will attempt to cover the startup lifecycle from idea generation and opportunity recognition to entry strategy, growth and exit. Classes will be a combination of case study, hands-on problem-solving, guest speakers, discussion and lecture. A student team will discuss and work through a decision facing an entrepreneur each week. Highly participation dependant.

Student learning goals

1. To provide students an opportunity to learn enough about making decisions when you have nothing-like complete information. 2. Help students decide if this is something they’d like to pursue further and help you initiate the process of building a network. 3. Outline alternative entry strategies: buying a company, franchising or starting from scratch. 4. To give students an opportunity to think more deeply about entrepreneurial decision making, by interviewing a local entrepreneur and outlining a key decision they’ve made or are in the process of making.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prereqs. Open to students across campus.

Class assignments and grading


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 Emer Dooley
Date: 09/11/2008