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Entrepreneurship Trait

Overview

The Technical Entrepreneurship Certificate (TEC) program, offered in partnership with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneural Center, allows students to gain useful business and management skills along with their engineering degree.

The TEC provides interested students with a better understanding of how to manage innovation within an existing business environment or how to start, finance, and manage their own business ventures.

The practical business skill gained though completion of the TEC may enhance the attractiveness of graduates to employers who are looking for engineers with an understanding of the importance of innovation.  Students who are interested in starting their own business after graduation will gain essential skills for developing business plans, obtaining financing, enhancing sales and marketing, and managing growth.

Students interested in this EFA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.

EE Electrical Track Requirements Suggested Options
Track Electrical Track
Depth Elective
(Select One)
Any qualifying depth elective course, depending on specific area of interest. See examples from other EFAs and/or consult with advisor.
Breadth Elective
(Select One)
Any qualifying breadth elective course, depending on specific area of interest. See examples from other EFAs and/or consult with advisor.
5000-Level ECE Elective
(Select Two)
Any qualifying 5000-Level ECE elective course, depending on specific area of interest. See examples from other EFAs and/or consult with advisor.
Technical Elective
(Select Three)
IE:2500 Engineering Economy (Required for certificate)
ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Required for certificate)
ENTR:3100 Entrepreneurial Finance (Required for certificate)
Additional Elective
(Select One*)
The Technical Entrepreneurship Certificate (TEC) program elective courses:

 

ENTR:3200 Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENTR:3300 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
ENTR:3500 Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR:3595 Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I
ENTR:3600 E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs
ENTR:4000 Seminar in Entrepreneurship
ENTR:4200 Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting
ENTR:4300 Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning
ENTR:4400 Managing the Growth Business
ENTR:4450 Professional Sports Management
ENTR:4460 Entrepreneurship and Global Trade
ENTR:4510 Arts Leadership Seminar
ENTR:4900 Academic Internship
ENTR:9000 Developing Professional Service Business

* Students graduating before Fall 2017 are required to select two additional electives.

Advising Notes

  • In order to receive the Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate along with their degree, qualifying students must compete the TEC Application Form.
  • Electrical Track Students are required to take one additional course from the TEC Elective list above, in addition to the listed EFA requirements, to satisfy the requirements for the Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate.
  • A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the EFA plan.

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