Students earn 12 hours of UNC graded credit through the following three courses:
ECON 325H: Entrepreneurship: Principles and Practice
(3 Credit Hrs. Satisfies Minor Requirement)
Instructors: Jed Simmons (on-site)
Econ 325H, a two-week intensive course of study to be offered at the beginning of the seminar, will provide a granular approach to the most important tasks required to create a new enterprise. The course will meet for four hours a day.
ECON 327H: Business Venturing Workshop
(3 Credit Hrs. Satisfies Minor Track Requirement)
Instructors: Jed Simmons (on-site, on-line, and via video teleconferencing), with assistance from Jennifer Halsey
The venturing workshop will take advantage of the resources of the Bay Area to give students a unique combination of experiential learning opportunities. The content of the course will include at least seven site visits to innovative companies or enterprises in the Bay Area, two weekend-long workshops (one focused on ideation and the other on design), and a series of speakers, all of whom will bring real-world expertise to the classroom. Networking events will also be integrated into this course. The course will meet weekly for 3.5 hours in the late afternoon or evening.
HNRS 393: Practicum in Entrepreneurship (Internship)
(6 Credit Hrs. Satisfies Minor Internship and Practicum Requirements)
Instructors: Jed Simmons (on-line and via video teleconferencing), with assistance from Joseph DeSimone and Jennifer Halsey
The internship is central to the curriculum of the Minor in Entrepreneurship. Students in the Burch seminar will work in their internships 30 hours per week over 12 weeks.