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EPS1100 - INTRO TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

INTRO TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

EPS1100: Introducation to the Entrepreneurial Experience (previously titled: BABSON ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE) 4 credits - general credit Develop your skills as a passionate, self-motivated entrepreneur within a close-knit driven community. If you already have an idea that you want to grow, this is the program to help make that happen. Don't have an idea? You'll learn to identify opportunities and act on them. In the classroom, you will learn how to grow your commercial or social venture and develop tools and resources for your business. Most significantly, through lessons of corporate citizenship, you will discover how your business ideas fit into the greater world picture. Attend engaging classroom discussions, collaborate across businesses and meet with business leaders and Babson undergraduate and graduate student mentors. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Discovering how to position your business idea into the greater world picture through corporate citizenship and business development is the primary objective of EPS1501. The feasibility of the right business idea and learning to identify opportunities and the methodology to successfully act on them. Classroom activities and discussion will focus on learning how to grow your commercial or social venture, and to develop tools and resources for a business. Each student will acquire a unique understanding of the entrepreneurial process - a process of opportunity recognition, resource marshalling, and team building driven by business methodologies in idea generation, feasibility analysis and business plan communications.

4.00 credits

EPS1210 - THE ULTIMATE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE

THE ULTIMATE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE

EPS1210 - THE ULTIMATE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE Formerly EPS3510 and EPS3579 4 credits This highly competitive course, patterned after the Donald Trump TV show, "The Apprentice," involves intense TEAM competition and problem solving. Students will elect CEOs, negotiate to acquire team members and compete for ten weeks to determine the ultimate winner. We have designed a learning experience that will develop and test your skills in strategy, marketing, negotiation, management, finance -- as well as creative, innovative, entrepreneurial thinking. Your learning experiences will primarily engage you in real world business cases, including when feasible interactions with the entrepreneurs that are the subjects of the cases, or practitioners who have relevant experiences and insights to share. Our goal is to make this course one of the most challenging and rewarding learning experience for you during your time at Babson. Prerequisites: FME1001 or MOB1000 This course is typically offered in the fall

2.00 credits

EPS1215 - FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

EPS1215: FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER 4 general credit elective This course is open to 10 students. Students should apply by copying the link below into a web browser: This is a practice oriented course that has two primary foci: 1) helping students from family businesses integrate their learning at Babson with specific needs of the family and to facilitate entrepreneurial activity, dialogue and relationship building between the student and their families as part of their experience at Babson. 2) creating hands on learning opportunities for these students that will better prepare them for their future with the family business including engaging with guest speakers, mentors, company visits etc. Course meeting dates: Prerequisites: NONE

4.00 credits

EPS1216 - FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

EPS1216: FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER (Previously titled: Generational Entrepreneurship Amplifier ) 2 free elective credits This is a practice oriented course that has two primary foci: 1) helping students from family businesses integrate their learning at Babson with specific needs of the family and to facilitate entrepreneurial activity, dialogue and relationship building between the student and their families as part of their experience at Babson. 2) creating hands on learning opportunities for these students that will better prepare them for their future with the family business including engaging with guest speakers, mentors, company visits etc. Prerequisites: Application based course

2.00 credits

EPS1217 - FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

EPS 1217 : Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Class 2 free elective credits This class is designed for seniors who have completed the sophomore/junior Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier course EPS 1215/1216 (focused on understanding your family) and Peer Forum (focused on understanding yourself through sharing with and learning from peers). In this full year class, you will work directly with your family to launch a new entrepreneurial opportunity that creates economic and/or social value. Projects can include opportunities within your current family business or a new venture / social impact initiative. Students will meet as a class three times a semester. The majority of the work will be done outside of the classroom, working with your family, getting input from peers, and in monthly meetings with your faculty advisor. This action-oriented class is a culmination of your Amplifier experience, where you take what you have learned, and put it into practice to launch your entrepreneurship opportunity with your family. EPS1217 runs in the fall and the companion part of the course, EPS1218 is in the spring semesters, 2 credits per semester, for a total of 4 credits.

2.00 credits

EPS1218 - FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER

EPS1218: FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMPLIFIER (Previously titled: Generational Entrepreneurship Amplifier ) 2 free elective credits This is a practice oriented course that has two primary foci: 1) helping students from family businesses integrate their learning at Babson with specific needs of the family and to facilitate entrepreneurial activity, dialogue and relationship building between the student and their families as part of their experience at Babson. 2) creating hands on learning opportunities for these students that will better prepare them for their future with the family business including engaging with guest speakers, mentors, company visits etc. Prerequisites: Application based course

2.00 credits

EPS3501 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY

EPS3501 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity (General Credit) EPS3501, EPS3502, EPS3503, EPS3530, EPS3508 and EPS4520 are equivalent courses. Students can take only ONE of these courses. This course concentrates on identifying and evaluating opportunities for new business. The primary purpose is to investigate concepts tools and practices associated with identifying or creating new venture opportunities. Students will explore ways to shape and evaluate the viability of these opportunities by understanding key industry factors, market and competitive factors and customer needs. Students will gain a better understanding of personal entrepreneurial capacity, team building and management, and are augmented with readings, guest speakers, videos, and software simulations. Student teams will do at least two opportunity feasibility assessments. Prerequisites: SME2021 and SME2011 and SME2031

4.00 credits

EPS3503 - NEW TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

NEW TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

EPS3503 New Technology Ventures (General Credit) EPS3501, EPS3502, EPS3503, BRC3501 and EPS4520 are equivalent courses. Students can take only ONE of these courses. Creating a new venture that has technology as a basis for its products or services presents special challenges. On one hand is the "push" of new technology, as evidenced by the plethora of scientific invention and technological innovation. On the other hand is the "pull" of the market as it presents new entrepreneurial opportunities. Other key challenges present themselves in areas of intellectual property protection, team building and funding opportunities. In this course we will explore entrepreneurship in technology industries in depth with the hope of penetrating the popular veneer, and uncovering the guts of starting a growing new technology ventures. Of course, there is a lot about new technology venturing that is common to all new venture creation, and also the qualities entrepreneurs demonstrate are valuable in a wide spectrum of life's activities. A unique aspect of this course is its desire to include students from both Babson as well as the F.W. Olin College of Engineering. Particular value from this intermingling will be evidenced in the true interdisciplinary nature of the course field project teams that are formed, and the ability for students to begin to develop networks of relationships outside their individual domains of business or engineering. Primary Course Objectives: 1.To investigate the components, tools, and practices of technology entrepreneurship: identifying new venture opportunities, evaluating the viability of a new business concept, calibrating risk of successful technology development, protecting intellectual property, building a team that possesses the attributes necessary for success, obtaining appropriate financing, writing a business plan, and developing an investor presentation, creating an entrepreneurial culture that increases the odds of success, and creating liquidity for shareholders. 2.To identify and exercise entrepreneurial skills through classrooms debate and assignments. 3.To introduce students to a variety of technology entrepreneurs. Case studies are used as tools for discussion, and are augmented with readings and guest speakers. The core project for this course will be the development of a technology based business plan. Students will form teams to explore a business opportunity, and develop a business plan and investor presentation. Prerequisites: SME

4.00 credits

EPS3504 - FUTURE TRENDS AND EPS VENTURES

FUTURE TRENDS AND EPS VENTURES

EPS3504 Future Trends and Entrepreneurial Ventures 4 credits - general credit This course is designed to provide a strategic decision-making, future-oriented perspective in Entrepreneurship for undergraduate students interested in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action methods used by start-up, early stage ventures, and corporations that practice innovation. We explore Entrepreneurial Thought & Action techniques for looking at the future including scenario planning, key-trend impact analysis, systems thinking, and experiencing the gestalt of the future. Students will develop an understanding of the future that applies to her/his own entrepreneurial leadership vision, identify Key Future Factors (KFF) that allow entrepreneurial leaders to address customer needs currently unmet, identify trends and systems key to developing opportunities scalable into large markets, and develop an action approach to scale an opportunity with an assessment of future trends and markets. Prerequisites: None

4.00 credits

EPS3505 - GREAT EPS WEALTH:CREATION,PRSV,DEST

GREAT EPS WEALTH:CREATION,PRSV,DEST

EPS3505 Great Entrepreneurial Wealth: Creation, Preservation and Destruction General Credit This course will explore the stages of great entrepreneurial wealth creation, preservation and destruction. Topics will cover geographical and sector concentrations of great wealth formation, along with socio and economic conditions prevailing at the time of generation. Particular emphasis will cover the detailed paths of notable entrepreneurs from the past century, along with the ethical dilemma and social contributions attributed to each of them. The course also discusses the rise and fall of great family dynasties in the section of wealth destruction. Current practice of wealth generation, preservation and destruction methodologies will be reviewed, covering hedge funds, family offices and entrepreneur impropriety. Participants of this course will be expected to enhance skills in identifying market opportunity and wealth generation techniques as well as gain greater insight on interpersonal and market forces that contribute to wealth evaporation. Ethical dilemma, including a thorough discussion of high profile industry scandals, will be explored along with factors contributing to fraud and investor impropriety Prerequisites: none

4.00 credits

EPS3506 - COMMERCIALIZING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

COMMERCIALIZING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

EPS3506: Commercializing Emerging Technology 4 advanced management credits This experiential course is designed to help students view potential breakthrough innovation from the perspective of the project manager, either in the firm or as a startup organization. The course offers methods and frameworks for commercializing nascent technologies that offer potentially breakthrough value to the market and therefore, enormous reward for the firm, but whose value propositions and applications are highly uncertain at the outset. Additionally, legal and ethical consequences are considered in tandem with commercial consequences. Students' job will be to understand the technology, learn how to articulate it in terms of market opportunity, scope out potential applications, and begin doing the hard work of evaluating the potential of the opportunity, incubating it and determining next steps. The learning plan methodology is used as a project management approach. This method has been found useful in helping project teams navigate four important dimensions of uncertainty (Market, Technical, Resource and Organizational) that have been found to plague breakthrough innovation projects. As uncertainty is reduced, students apply Discovery Driven Planning and Real Options approaches to evaluating various business models. Prerequisites: None

4.00 credits

EPS3507 - STRTNG AND RUNNING A DIGITAL MEDIA BUSIN

STRTNG AND RUNNING A DIGITAL MEDIA BUSIN

EPS3507 Starting and Running a Digital Media Business 4 credit - general credit This course will be an immersion class that focuses on every aspect of planning, pre and post-production, publishing and promoting of a podcast focused on global entrepreneurship. The objective of this course is to put the students in charge of operating a real business in which they get to rotate through a variety of roles and experience first hand what it takes to plan, produce, deliver and market a product in the digital media market. The course will reinforce a multitude of learning goals including rhetoric, quantitative analysis, ET&A, global and multicultural perspectives, ethics and social responsibility, leadership and teamwork and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to work with the means at hand to plan and launch a high quality, successful podcast production with supporting elements. The students will be responsible for learning about the various aspects and responsibilities of launching and managing a digital program that would be global in nature and address topical aspects of entrepreneurship Prerequisites: None

4.00 credits

EPS3508 - EPS AND NEW VENTURES IN CHINA

EPS AND NEW VENTURES IN CHINA

EPS3508 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in China 4 credit general credit Offered to students in the BRIC Program.

4.00 credits

EPS3509 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEW VENTURE IN FASHION

ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEW VENTURE IN FASHION

EPS3509: Entrepreneurship New Ventures in Fashion 4 credit elective abroad Entrepreneurial leaders in Fashion excel in being innovative and resourceful with respect to creating new designs that capturing customer attention, attracting high quality human and financial capital, and building business partnerships that ensure their products get to market in a timely way. The Fashion business cycle demands that ventures gather timely customer information, make the most of limited resources, and manage uncertainty in changing market conditions. In this course, students will have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge and past professional experiences to practice these facets of entrepreneurial leadership in London, England. The course is built around a Design Challenge including preparation, research and thought about opportunities and the fashion industry and an intense, one-week exercise that invites students to create a solution to address an underserved customer/market niche while visiting leading British companies and cultural attractions. As a part of the field work associated with the Design Challenge, students will participate in local excursions to leading businesses, start-ups, incubators, design companies, and cultural destinations. You will meet British and Global entrepreneurs, managers, Full-Circle Economy/Environmental leaders, and other experts in fashion design and production. You will also interact with different facets of everyday life in London as you collect information, develop an opportunity, rapidly prototype solutions, and validate your findings. The goal is to provide ample opportunities for you to immerse yourselves in the dynamic London fashion culture and expose yourselves to the design- friendly ways pioneered by British companies and leaders. At the end of the week, student teams will present their solutions to a panel of Fashion Faculty. The course is designed for students who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship, fashion, innovation, fashion technology, or design and wish to participate in a dynamic cross-cultural learning experience.

4.00 credits

EPS3513 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FASHION

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FASHION

EPS3513: Entrepreneurship in Fashion 4 credits ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FASHION EXPLORES THE CHALLENGES TO ENTREPRENEURS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY WITH A VIEW TOWARD UNDERSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES, THE CHANGING NATURE OF DESIGN TO DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES, AND THE RESOURCES REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH AND GROW NEW VENTURES AND CORPORATE INNOVATIONS. THIS COURSE WILL EXAMINE PAST, CURRENT, AND LEADING-EDGE BUSINESS MODELS WHILE BUILDING ENTREPRENEURIAL THOUGHT AND ACTION SKILLS IN THE FASHION CONTEXT TO CREATE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL VALUE. STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON AREAS OF INTEREST IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY AND DESIGN BUSINESS MODELS AROUND OPPORTUNITY SPACES. THE COURSE EXAMINES CURRENT BUSINESS CASES. SPEAKERS FROM THE FASHION INDUSTRY WILL BE INVITED TO CONVERSE WITH STUDENTS ABOUT EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FASHION. Prerequisite: FME1001

4.00 credits