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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Engineering (ENGR)

ENGR 310 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3) This course develops leadership and entrepreneurial skills using collabora- tive, problem-based projects, with engineering and business students working in teams.

ENGR 310 ENGR 310 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3)

ENGR 310 is a problem-based learning course; learning by doing is fundamental. Faculty members serve as mentors for student team activities and projects. Teams are composed of students from colleges across Penn State, especially in engineering, business and IST. Clear expectations are set for students to take charge of their own learning. Written and oral communication skill development is a key objective; leaders and entrepreneurs must be clear, persuasive speakers and writers. From the first day of class, constructive feedback is provided after each presentation to improve quality, persuasion, and "thinking-on-your-feet" skills. Completion of a course portfolio, idea journal ,and weekly class analysis reports are required.

The first half of the course focuses on leadership skill development, including understanding leadership theory, individual leadership styles, group and organizational leadership, the role of values and ethics, and life cycles of organizations.

The last half of the course focuses on entrepreneurship, including basic market research, product prototyping, strategic planning, business feasibility analysis, basic costing and financial analysis, grant proposal or business plan generation, and final project presentations as part of the College of Engineering Design Showcase.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2002

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.