Course Summary Spring 2006

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Course Summary - Spring 2006

Class No./Name

MGT 412 / International Entrepreneurship

Day/ Time/ Faculty

Monday 4-6:50 PM / Relf

Objective and overview:

We will increase your entrepreneurial capabilities in the international arena. The class will build around 1) student entrepreneurial “adventures” or research projects; 2) assigned fieldwork; and 3) the classroom experience (primarily cases, speakers, videos, regular student discussions about their fieldwork and projects, and a few lectures).

Entrepreneurship is global. It appears in almost every country and in the hearts of people of many cultures. Our customers, suppliers, and joint venture partners are likely to come from multiple cultures—and so will our competition! As entrepreneurs, it is imperative that we understand how entrepreneurship plays out on the international scene. We need to understand the differences of cultures, religions, national conditions and policies, and possible future scenarios. We must learn to anticipate and lead, not just react.

We must become entrepreneurs who think globally.


1) A willingness to think creatively—to be flexible and accept change; to be self-motivated; to challenge the status quo—in short, to begin thinking like an entrepreneur;

2) Significant business experience, or MGT 321, 326, 335, 345;

3) Or, permission of the instructor.

Who should take this course?

Students who can answer yes to two questions:

1. Will you be comfortable in a class in which you must provide some of your own learning goals and your own structure?

2. Can you motivate yourself and be inner directed, rather than depend on prescribed class requirements with information fed to you from lectures and textbooks?

While I welcome all students, I want you to make the best choice for yourself.


1. Students are expected to purchase a course pack containing Harvard cases and readings sold at Huntley Bookstore.

2. Students will select their own textbooks (with professor’s approval). The texts should support the student’s entrepreneurial adventure or research and/or help to expand entrepreneurial capabilities.

Basis for evaluation:

Peer evaluation will be used to assist the professor in selecting the most outstanding student performances. Approximately one-third of the class will receive an A grade.

Classroom discussion, field assignments, and your “adventure” or research project will factor into your grade.

Created on 24/10/2005 20:35:00

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