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Discovering New Ventures

Additional information: This course may count as an elective for a student at the University of Maryland, depending on the student's specific degree program. It cannot be counted towards the requirements for the Smith School of Business Entrepreneurship Fellow Program. Students explore dynamic company startup topics by working in teams to design a new venture. This multi-disciplinary course helps students to learn the basic business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch new ventures. Topics include learning how to assess the feasibility of a startup venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. Students discuss a wide range of issues of importance and concern to entrepreneurs and learn to recognize opportunities, assess the skills and talents of successful entrepreneurs, and learn models that help them navigate uncertainty. All questions regarding this course should be directed to A Fearless Ideas Course from the Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE): Click here for more information on the Fearless Ideas Courses.

Spring 2022

51 reviews
Average rating: 2.63

Fall 2021

5 reviews
Average rating: 4.60

Past Semesters

1 review
Average rating: 1.00

Average GPA: 3.46 between 17,899 students

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