Course Details

Developing an Effective Business Plan in a Start-Up or Corporate Environment

The intersection of business, law, regulatory and technical subjects are critical as our world becomes more dependent on technology. To be effective in this complicated mix, professionals must understand how to take these various components into account in developing a business plan – both in the start-up environment and in an already existing and established business. This class will help students apply what they have learned in previous classes to develop this essential document; students will learn how to work effectively with cross-functional team members to get the right plan in place. We will hear from experts from a variety of areas including finance, legal, IT, other business partners and those that have had success in launching their plans to learn what should be the critical questions in the development of the business plan. We will also discuss the skills needed for the “financial ask.” This class will rely on interactive discussions; there will also be a written component and required final group presentation. Registration Requirement: Completion of Business Formation and Structure is a pre-requisite for this class. Evaluation Method: No final exam. Discussion, writing assignment(s), and a final presentation. Course Materials: Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Osterwalder, Alexander Additional materials posted online and/or distributed in class

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 986-0


Course History

Spring 2016
Title: Developing an Effective Business Plan in a Start-Up or Corporate Environment
Faculty: Arnold, Cheryl
Watkins, Joycelynn
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 8