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Last approved: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:01:48 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:52:28 GMT

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Major
MBA (Business Administration)
571
032514
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
High Growth Entrepreneurship
High Growth Entrepreneurship
Poole College of Management
Business Management (20BUS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture45
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Jeffrey Pollack
Assistant Professor of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC3030NoNone
Prerequisite: MBA 570. Credit not allowed if the student has already taken MBA 576 or MBA 577.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Second course in a two-course entrepreneurship sequence focusing on opportunities outside the technology arena. Theoretical and practical, team-based, approach to the evaluation and assessment of opportunities for value creation. Emphasis on how to discover, validate, and then execute on an action plan to create value. Credit not allowed if the student has already taken MBA 576 or MBA 577.

This course is designed to broaden the MBA program's offerings in entrepreneurship.  The existing courses MBA 576 and 577 focus on technology-based entrepreneurship.  This new course, along with revisions to MBA 570, will focus on new businesses and growth opportunities in businesses that are not technology-based.  MBA 570 serves as an overview course; MBA 571 provides opportunities for application.  


No

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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Another course (Managing the Growth Venture) was dropped and this will make it so that no new resources will be required.

The course will focus on developing a strategic growth plan needed to start a business venture.


Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Gather and structure information into a business model




  2. Develop product/service ideas and go-to-market approaches




  3. Formulate a market entry strategy for a new venture




  4. Acquire the resources needed to start your venture




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
presentation50Three progress reports from each team during semester represent 40%; final presentation is another 10%
Major Paper40Startup venture model assignment where students describe a business opportunity and develop a business model canvas.
Participation10Attendance and value added contributions to class
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Module 14 weeksPersonal goals and business values
Building the team
Logistics
Lean launch pad methods
Module 24 weeksCustomer discovery and validation
Competition
Action plans
Hypothesis development
Module 34 weeksHypothesis testing
Selling for entrepreneurs
Resource acquisition
Module 43 weeksPitching
Launching
Final Exam1 weekfinal exam
mlnosbis 8/31/2017:
1) Effective date must be Spring 2018; it's too late for Fall 2017
2) The justification states the difference between this course and 576 and 577, so then why can credit not be received for both?
3) Has this course been offered previously as special topics? If so, please add that data to the CIM form. All new courses must first be offered on a trial basis under special topics before proposing a new course action for a new number.
4) The syllabus shows no textbooks for the course. What, then, is the course content?
5) Syllabus notes:
-Add the instructors policy on absences and attendance
-Add Item #14 from the Graduate Course Syllabus Checklist. See Additional documentation.

pjharrie 9/1/2017 - to follow up on Melissa's comment, can a student who has taken this class then subsequently take 576 or 577? Given that the 16th week is really finals, will the course actually meet for 16 weeks? Is there any other course that a student could have taken to cover the prereq? Perhaps adding 'or equivalent' would give some flexibility.

Response from Steve Allen:
MBA 570 and 571 will cover the same topics as MBA 576 and 577, but with a different application orientation. MBA 576 and 577 focus on entrepreneurship for new technology-based ventures. MBA 570 and 571 focus on other forms of entrepreneurship that do not involve new technologies.

The changes are being made so that our online students, along with students who lack a STEM background, can learn about entrepreneurship.

Truth-in-labelling:
MBA 571 will be taught for the first time in the proposed format in spring 2018. But it is drawing from material that we have been teaching for 20 years.

Why do we want to get this course approved now?
Most of the students will be online and it will be much easier to advise them if we can work with regular course numbers sooner rather than later. This is especially critical because students who take 576 or 577 cannot take 571.

I would argue that even though this a new course number, this is really a reorientation and repackaging of existing material. Recall we had 570, 576 and 577 as three 4-hour courses. Now we are moving to 570, 571, 576 and 577 as four 3-hour courses.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 9/18/2017:
-The number of weeks for the course in the form do not match the number of weeks in the syllabus 15 versus 16.
-Contact hours per week should not be 10 (https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/)
-The course is online but the meeting location in the syllabus indicates the location of the class is Nelson Hall. Should Nelson Hall be listed as the location?
-The attendance policy is listed twice in the syllabus with different information. In one place a policy is described in another place it states that there is no policy.
-Prerequisite statement- rephrase this so it can be coded correctly. Suggest P: MBA 570. Then in the catalog description, at the end, you can list "special circumstances..."
- Instructional resources, something needs to change in order to offer new course (dropping another course, hiring new faculty, adjustment of instructor’s teaching load/rotation allows for the teaching of this new course, changing curriculum from 3, 4-credit courses to 4, 3-credit courses, allows for the teaching of this course, etc.)
-Catalog description, remove the “,” after team-based (CIM and syllabus)
-Missing participation requirements in syllabus (“When attendance and/or participation are graded, the requirements for earning full value must be explained.”)

From Jeff Pollack 10/4/17:

DONE -The number of weeks for the course in the form do not match the number of weeks in the syllabus 15 versus 16.
UPDATED -Contact hours per week should not be 10 (https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/)
UPDATED -The course is online but the meeting location in the syllabus indicates the location of the class is Nelson Hall. Should Nelson Hall be listed as the location?
ADJUSTED -The attendance policy is listed twice in the syllabus with different information. In one place a policy is described in another place it states that there is no policy.
ADJUSTED -Prerequisite statement- rephrase this so it can be coded correctly. Suggest P: MBA 570. Then in the catalog description, at the end, you can list "special circumstances..."
DONE - Instructional resources, something needs to change in order to offer new course (dropping another course, hiring new faculty, adjustment of instructor’s teaching load/rotation allows for the teaching of this new course, changing curriculum from 3, 4-credit courses to 4, 3-credit courses, allows for the teaching of this course, etc.)
DONE -Catalog description, remove the “,” after team-based (CIM and syllabus)
ADDED -Missing participation requirements in syllabus (“When attendance and/or participation are graded, the requirements for earning full value must be explained.”)
sgallen (Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:44:28 GMT): Rollback: Add prerequisite
jmpolla3 (Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:10:23 GMT): mlnosbis 8/31/2017: DONE- 1) Effective date must be Spring 2018; it's too late for Fall 2017 ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY- 2) The justification states the difference between this course and 576 and 577, so then why can credit not be received for both? NO- NOT OFFERED PREVIOUSLY--3) Has this course been offered previously as special topics? If so, please add that data to the CIM form. All new courses must first be offered on a trial basis under special topics before proposing a new course action for a new number. ADDED- 4) The syllabus shows no textbooks for the course. What, then, is the course content? 5) Syllabus notes: DONE- -Add the instructors policy on absences and attendance DONE -Add Item #14 from the Graduate Course Syllabus Checklist. See Additional documentation. pjharrie 9/1/2017 - to follow up on Melissa's comment, YES- can a student who has taken this class then subsequently take 576 or 577? ADJUSTED- Given that the 16th week is really finals, will the course actually meet for 16 weeks? MBA 576/577- Is there any other course that a student could have taken to cover the prereq? Perhaps adding 'or equivalent' would give some flexibility.
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