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College of Business and Technology

Entrepreneur Leadership Concentration (ELC)

The Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration was formed to provide our graduate students with skills that will help them thrive in the global economy of the twenty first century. The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration is to respond to the ever-increasing need for entrepreneurial leadership skills in the commercialization of innovative technology, and to respond to the broader application of entrepreneurial thinking in existing technology based businesses, health care and higher education. This program is designed to provide the innovative, prudent risk-taker with a practical approach for commercializing innovative technology and for creating wealth by finding implementation methods for transforming creative ideas into value producing technology based business models. In this context wealth can be measured in financial terms or in terms of value added in a social or not-for-profit scenario.

Curriculum 

General Core

ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology (3)
ENTC 5950 Methods of Research (3)
MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management (3)

Concentration Core

MGMT 5617 Small Business Management (3)
BADM 5370 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
ENTC 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship (3) OR
MGMT 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship (3)

Thesis/Non-Thesis Track

ENTC 5960 Thesis (3) and/or
ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience (3)

Electives

 9 -15 credit hours approved elective courses

 

Course Registration

Starting in Fall

Register the following courses 

ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation Or

ENTC 5630 Project Management

MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management (General Core)

ENTC 5640   Innovative Entrepreneurship (ELC Core)

A Core course is a required course in a concentration

 

Starting in Spring

Register the following courses

MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management (General Core)

ENTC  5030 Investigation in Technology (General Core)

BADM 5370 Entrepreneurial Finance (ELC Core) Or

MGMT 5617 Small Business Management (ELC Core)

A Core course is a required course in a concentration

 

 

Course registration 

Fall Semester

Please choose courses from the following list. Note: Remember you can’t count more than four 5xx7 courses toward your degree if non-thesis track; three if thesis track.

ENTC 5950 Methods of Research (General Core)

MGMT  5010 Essentials of Management (general Core)

ENTC 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship (ELC Core)

ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of   Technology and Innovation

ENTC 5650 Advanced Entrepreneurship

ENTC 5777 Safety Management

BADM 5210 Oper & Tech Strategies

BADM 5220 Global Business

BADM 5230 Strategic Leadership

BADM 5400 Market Strategy

MKTG  5217 Health Care Marketing

ENTC 5960 Thesis (Required for Thesis Track Student)

ENTC 5990 Read and Research

Spring Semester

Please choose courses from the following list.  Note: you may take courses outside of this list upon approval from your adviser or graduate coordinator. Remember you can’t count more than four 5xx7 courses (such as ENTC 5037) toward your degree if non-thesis option; three if thesis option.

ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology (General Core)

MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management (General Core)

BADM 5370 Entrepreneurial Finance (ELC Core)

MGMT 5617 Small Business Management (ELC Core)

MKTG 5010 Essentials of Marketing

ENTC 5010 Modern Industry

ENTC 5277 Process Control and  Instrumentation

ENTC 5777 Safety Management

BADM 5220 Global Business

BADM 5230 Strategic Leadership

BADM 5400 Market Strategy

MGMT 5317 Materials Management

MKTG   5217 Health Care Marketing

MKTG 5617 Marketing Research

GRAD 5009 Leadership for Professionals

ENTC 5960 Thesis (Required for Thesis Track Student)

ENTC 5990 Read and Research

A Core course is a required course in a concentration 

 

 

A. Thesis Option

  1. Register ENTC 5960 Thesis.

  2. Complete the program of study form (under Program Materials) showing that you have met degree credit hours requirements. You can’t count more than three 5xx7 courses.

  3. Complete “Candidacy Form for Master’s Degree”. You will find this form here under Program Materials.

  4. Complete “Appointment of Advisory Committee Form” if you haven’t completed it by now. You will find this form here under Program Materials.

  5. Complete Notice to Intention to Graduate form. You will find it here under Graduation Materials.

  6. Read important dates from this website.

  7. Prepare your thesis report based on the instructions in this ETD Guide

Turn in forms 2-5 to Michele Lamb in Graduate Studies office by due date. Here is her contact information:

Michele Lamb
Graduate Specialist
East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
PO Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710
Phone: 423-439-4431
Fax: 423-439-5624
Email: 


B. Non-Thesis Option

  1. Register ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience. Contact Dr. Andrew Czuchry () for additional information.
  2. Complete the program of study form (under Program Materials) showing that you have met degree credit hours requirements. You can’t count more than three 5xx7 courses.

  3. Complete “Candidacy Form for Master’s Degree”. You will find this form here under Program Materials.

  4. Complete Notice to Intention to Graduate form. You will find it here under Graduation Materials.

  5. Read important dates from this website.

Turn in forms 2-4 to Michele Lamb in Graduate Studies office by due date. Here is her contact information:

Michele Lamb
Graduate Specialist
East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
PO Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710
Phone: 423-439-4431
Fax: 423-439-5624
Email: 

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