Entrepreneurship (ERP) Courses

Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship
Culinary Arts Option and General Business Option
Semester: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Class Time: 5:30 PM to 6:50 PM (1 hour 20 minutes)

ERP 110     Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the requirements for starting and operating a successful business. Students will learn how to assess the business environment and identify potential viable business opportunities. Business start-up, planning, organization, management, marketing, accounting, and financing are also covered in this practical course.

Credit hours: 3 | Lecture contact hours: 3 | Lab contact hours: 0 | Typically offered: Fall

ERP 290     Business Plan Development (3 credit hours)
This course is appropriate for students interested in starting their own business or students who already own a business and are interested in growing that business. Students interested in starting their own business will learn how to evaluate a business concept, develop a marketing plan, prepare the financial projects for their business concept and develop a sound business plan. Students who already own a business will learn how to make sound business decisions to take their business to the next level of operation. Students will also be able to identify and evaluate various resources available for funding a business.

Credit hours: 3 | Lecture contact hours: 3 | Lab contact hours: 0 | Typically offered: Spring

Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture

Venue: Missouri State University - West Plains (West Plains, Missouri)
Contact: Cathy Boys (417-255-7278; cathyboys@missouristate.edu)

Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture provides students the foundational knowledge they need to successfully launch a business. Certified FastTrac Affiliates teach the courses in an interactive environment where students can network with one another to bolster their business knowledge and ideas. It's never too early to consider business ownership.

Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture offers:

  • Extensive resources for instructors, including online instructor guides, graded and non-graded rubrics, and PowerPoint presentations
  • A comprehensive course book to guide students in evaluating entrepreneurship, investigating business feasibility, and developing a business concept
  • Student access to an online tool kit that includes a business plan template and financial spreadsheetRecommendations on guest speakers who can share lessons learned on starting and operating a business
  • A semester-long case study that encourages student interaction and builds critical thinking skills


Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture students complete the course with solid knowledge of business planning, marketing and pricing strategies, understanding of capital needs and financial statements, and keen insights on their abilities as entrepreneurs.

Instructor: Bronwen E. Madden

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