What does it mean to be an innovative thinker? Is there a difference between being creative and thinking creatively? Innovation and Creative Thinking will provide students with the opportunity to discover their ability to think creatively through brainstorming, conceptual development, and play discovery.
Innovation by Design will showcase innovative companies, ideas, people, and models around the world. Students will learn about the process, challenges and failures that innovators have endured. Students will learn to identify needs, trends, and industry innovations that have created paradigm shifts and cultural revolutions. Most importantly, this course will attempt to have each student understand and believe in the necessity of innovation. This course is designed to inspire, and support innovate thinking to the aspiring entrepreneur. Prerequisites: ENT 2200
Product Development and Mentorship will investigate the resources needed to employ the innovative idea. These resources may be identified as, but not limited to, resourcing related to labor, materials and inventory, outsourcing, prototyping and brand identification. Students will conduct test market focus groups related to design, implementation, and brand awareness. Prerequisites: ENT 2210
Business Plan Development will assist students in developing a comprehensive plan that contains a business summary, profile, market analysis, organization and management, service/product, equipment, marketing and promotion, financial projections, and funding needs. Students completing this course will earn NxLevel Certification. Prerequisites: ENT 2210
Entrepreneurship Capstone is the culmination of the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program, this capstone course focuses on tying together the functional aspects of an entrepreneurial initiative to position it for growth and longevity. Students will compile a strategy for starting their business, from planning to implementation. Prerequisites: ENT 2210, ENT 3300, and ENT 3320