University Catalog 2023-2024

Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI)

EI 100  Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Albright Entrepreneurs Village  (1 credit hours)  

Course involves active discussion about current events, case studies and assigned reading to evaluate strategies needed to think like an entrepreneur. Our students will think critically and apply basic skills needed when joining or forming teams to launch ideas or ventures. This course will host only residents of the Albright Entrepreneurs Village to discuss these ideas and build upon the living and learning community's learning outcomes.

R: Albright Entrepreneurs Village

Typically offered in Fall only

EI 201  Exploring Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking  (3 credit hours)  

Course covers the perspectives of entrepreneurial thinking from an interdisciplinary perspective including: expectations and understanding of successful entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurial opportunities in a variety of disciplines and entities including sciences, technology, humanities and social sciences. Primary focus will be on developing the student's entrepreneurial mindset.

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

EI 331  Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking I: Skills and Planning Basics  (3 credit hours)  

Course covers the development and application of critical skills in entrepreneurship as well as the fundamentals of entrepreneurial planning including interdisciplinary opportunity identification and feasibility analysis. Some individual off campus travel might be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus activities. Students will not receive credit for both EI 331 and MIE 412.

Prerequisite: EI 201

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Typically offered in Spring only

EI 495  Independent Study in Entrepreneurship  (3 credit hours)  

The Independent Study in Entrepreneurship (EI 495) is designed to give students the opportunity to create their own experiential learning activity within the scope of an academic environment. EI 495 projects should be designed to meet the criteria for a 3 credit hour course. Before moving forward with the request to enroll in EI 495, the student should first work with their Independent Study sponsor to define the Independent Study contract. This course is restricted to students who have obtained faculty permission to enroll.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer