Integrating and Coordinating Experiential Learning in the Entrepreneurship Curriculum

At OSU we are deeply committed to experiential learning, where students learn by doing. That is, students are better able to grasp core entrepreneurship content by applying what they are learning from readings and lectures to real world situations. We subscribe to a ‘portfolio concept’, where students are given opportunities to build ‘experience portfolios’ while they are enrolled in entrepreneurship courses. These opportunities are integrated into the curriculum. Each entrepreneurship course offered at the undergraduate and master’s levels has an experiential learning opportunity built into it. In one course, it might be a business model, while in another it might be a small business consulting project, a marketing invention, an entrepreneurial audit, or a business plan.

Below is an overview of some of the experiential learning opportunities tied to each of our courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels.

A. Undergraduate Courses

Course # Course Experiential Learning Requirements
EEE 1010 The Creative You Social Entrepreneurship Project
EEE 3020 Business Plan Lab Sections of Business Plan, Critique of a Plan
EEE 3023
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Introduction to Entrepreneurship
(THE CORNERSTONE)
Business Model, Interview of an Entrepreneur; Short Case Studies
EEE 3033 Women & Minority Entrepreneurship Minority Entrepreneur Profile, Research Paper on Women or Minority Entrepreneurship Issue
EEE 3263 Entrepreneurial Marketing Four Marketing Inventions for Existing Companies, Harvard Case Studies
EEE 3513 Growing Small & Family Ventures Adopt a Family Firm
EEE 3663 Imagination in Entrepreneurship Students Create, Present, and Modify Ideas for Products, Services or Ventures Five Times, Keep Imagination Diary
EEE 4010 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship Varies Depending on Topical Focus
EEE 4010 Entrepreneurship and the Arts Collaborative Project between Artists, Theatre Students and Musicians
EEE 4113 Dilemmas & Debates in Entrepreneurship Critique of Notable Entrepreneur; Paper on an Entrepreneurial Dilemma
EEE 4263 Corporate Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Audit of an Established Firm, Harvard Case Studies
EEE 4313 Emerging Enterprise Consulting SEE Model and Full Consulting Report for a Small Business Client
EEE 4483 Entrepreneurship & New Technologies (for Scientists and Engineers) Commercialization Plan for a New Technology Technology Case Studies
EEE 4513
*******
Strategic & Entrepreneurial Management
(THE CAPSTONE)
Full Business Plan, Harvard Case Studies
EEE 4603 Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa Two Consulting Reports with 4 Deliverables Each, Student Diary, Client Case Studies
EEE 4610 Entrepreneurship Practicum Varies Depending on Topical Focus
EEE 4653 Venture Capital 5 yr Financing plan for start up, Harvard Case Studies
ECON 3033 Economics of Entrepreneurship & Innovation OFFERED BY ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
LSB 4403 Business Law & Entrepreneurship OFFERED BY ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
MKTG 4973 New Product Development OFFERED BY MARKETING DEPARTMENT

B. Masters Courses

Course # Course Experiential Learning Requirements
EEE 5113
*****
Entrepreneurship & Venture Management
(CORE REQUIRED COURSE)
Full Business Plan; Harvard Case Studies
EEE 5133 Dilemmas & Debates in Entrepreneurship Critique of Notable Entrepreneur; Research Paper on an Entrepreneurial Dilemma
EEE 5200 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship Varies Depending on Topical Focus
EEE 5200 Entrepreneurship for Science and Engineering Commercialization Plan for a New Technology; Technology Case Studies; Competition
EEE 5200 Entrepreneurship and the Arts Collaborative Project between Artists, Theatre Students and Musicians
EEE 5223 Entrepreneurial Marketing Six Marketing Inventions for Existing Companies; Harvard Case Studies
EEE 5263 Corporate Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Audit of an Established Firm; Harvard Case Studies
EEE 5313 Emerging Enterprise Consulting SEE Model and Full Consulting Report for a Small Business Client
EEE 5603 Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa Two Consulting Reports with 4 Deliverables Each, Student Diary
EEE 5610 Advanced Entrepreneurship Practicum Varies Depending on Practicum Focus
EEE 5653 Venture Capital 5 yr Financing plan for start up; Harvard Case Studies
EEE 5663 Imagination Students Create, Present, and Modify Ideas for Products, Services or Ventures Five Times, Keep Imagination Diary