Academics

Students earn 15 hours of UNC graded credit through the following four courses:

Shuford Honors Semester in Entrepreneurship

ECON 325H: Entrepreneurship: Principles, Concepts, Frameworks and Fluency

(3 credit hours, satisfies Minor requirement)

Instructor: Jed Simmons, taught in-person in Downtown Durham

Econ 325H, a two-week intensive course of study 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 more than four hours a day at American Underground in Durham.

ECON 327H: Business Venturing Workshop – Exploring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

(3 credit hours, satisfies Minor track requirement)

Taught remotely while students live and work in the city of their choice.

This class will look at innovation and entrepreneurship in leading (e.g. New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles), emerging (e.g. Austin, Detroit, RTP, Boulder), and developing (e.g. New Orleans, Birmingham, Charleston, Columbus) startup communities. The class will explore what makes these ecosystems thrive. We will learn about and experience some of the companies, products, and technologies that have emerged from these hubs. We will meet founders, leaders, investors, governments, and companies – as we learn more about how companies were built, developed, pivoted, and thrived (or did not).

ECON 393H: Practicum in Entrepreneurship (Internship)

(6 credit hours, satisfies Minor Internship and Practicum requirements)

Instructor: Jed Simmons (taught remotely while students live and work in the city of their choice)

ECON 393H is the capstone to your entrepreneurship minor. The class is intended to provide a bridge from the classroom content and experience to your internship and the ecosystem around you. The course is built around the journeys of experienced entrepreneurs and your internship. The goal is to allow you to consider their lessons and insights as you work through your internship and consider the journey ahead.

ECON 393H enables students to intern in an entrepreneurial venture and connect with their peers to learn about other organizations and the choices they make to develop and grow their businesses.

Shuford Entrepreneurship track of Honors Semester in London

ECON 325H: Entrepreneurship: Principles, Concepts, Frameworks and Fluency

(3 credit hours, satisfies Minor requirement)

Instructor: Jed Simmons, taught in-person in Downtown Durham

Econ 325H, a two-week intensive course of study 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 more than four hours a day at American Underground in Durham.

ECON 327H: London Loves

(3 credit hours, satisfies Minor track requirement)

Instructors: Jed Simmons (Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship) and local faculty, taught in-person at Winston House

The course focuses on life as an entrepreneur and what we love about London. The class explores innovation in areas such as fashion, tourism, food, fintech, sports, art, media, and social enterprise. During the semester, students meet founders, innovators, company builders, and UNC alumni.  Company visits include innovators like Matchesfashion.com, Monese, McLaren, Sotheby’s, Founders Factory, The Ivy, YouTube, Imperial College, Charlotte Tilbury, OneFineStay, and Greenhouse Sports.

ECON 393H: Practicum in Entrepreneurship (Internship)

(6 credit hours, satisfies Minor Internship and Practicum requirements)

Instructor: Jed Simmons, taught remotely while students live and work in London

ECON 393H is the capstone to your entrepreneurship minor. The class is intended to provide a bridge from the classroom content and experience to your internship and the ecosystem around you. The course is built around the journeys of experienced entrepreneurs and your internship. The goal is to allow you to consider their lessons and insights as you work through your internship and consider the journey ahead.

ECON 393H enables students to intern in an entrepreneurial venture and connect with their peers to learn about other organizations and the choices they make to develop and grow their businesses.

 

Students on the Shuford Entrepreneurship track of Honors Semester in London are enrolled in the courses listed above in addition to another London-based seminar. View the list of seminars here.