Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3.0 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the creative and innovative managerial practices of successful entrepreneurship. Reviewing the significant economic and social contributions entrepreneurs provide to society, the intense lifestyle commitment and the skills necessary for entrepreneurial success. Provided is an overview of the entrepreneurial process of researching, writing and presenting a business plan that describes the product features, market opportunity, customer profile, sales forecast, competitive advantage and profit potential.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Course (Student) Outcomes:
Outcome 1 Understanding what management involves
Outcome 2 Understanding the environments in which managers function
Outcome 3 Understanding management's role in planning
Outcome 4 Understanding management's role in organizing
Outcome 5 Understanding leadership roles in business
Outcome 6 Understanding management's role in control systems

Assignments 15@ 25 points each (total 375 points)
Tests – 15 @50 points each (total 750)
Final Business Plan – 300 (total 300)
Total Points - 1425

Instructor Information
Debra McCoskey-Reisert, MBA teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship. She has several years experience as a business owner and is experienced in areas of marketing, management, and accounting. She has previously won Indiana state competitions in Entrepreneurship and Administrative Research and  went on to win national awards in these areas. She has a dedication to teaching excellence and is passionate about students’ success.

Instructor: Deb Reisert

E-mail: reisert@iowacentral.edu