Entrepreneurship for IT Professionals, IT-M 581
About this Course:
This course prepares students to become leaders in information technology and to build IT companies. Students design an develop a prototype IT product and prepare a business plan and venture proposal presentation.
Some experience in the field of Information Technology is required for enrollment.
Who Should Attend:
Any manager who wants to be able to evaluate the business model of his or her enterprise division, or expert who wants to use the technical knowledge he or she has developed in years of study and business practice. It is designed to help the business manager stop working for other people and start declaring economic independence.
Assess the viability of a new business concept or idea
Identify the critical assumptions underlying a new business concept and the milestones in implementing the business concept
Develop strategies to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage for the new venture
Understand the implications of the overall strategy for sales, marketing, finance, legal requirements, operations, human resources and other business functions and the interrelationships among the different functions
Develop a business plan and startup scenario to facilitate the implementation of the business idea or concept
Communicate effectively the strategic vision for the business and its strategies that will serve as a road map for initiating and growing the business
Develop an understanding of your personal entrepreneurship strategy
Traits of a good entrepreneur
The entrepreneur interview
New opportunity generation
New opportunity screening and evaluation
Idea pitch presentation
Business plan development
Business plan case study
Resources to carry out the plan
Growth and exit strategies
Business plan venture presentation
Carl R. Carlson