Courses Offered Fall 2016

ELS 101 – Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

This course focuses on investigating, understanding, and implementing the process of founding a start-up firm. Elements of searching out new venture opportunities, matching skills with a new venture, financing, competitive strategy, intellectual property, and operating a new venture will be explored. The focus of the course will be the development and presentation of a business plan created by teams of students with various academic backgrounds.

Available Times:

Mark Ranalli
Th 1:20PM - 4:20PM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 202
Medford/Somerville

Joshua Wiesman
We 1:20PM - 4:20PM
Sci-Tech Ctr, Room 135
Medford/Somerville

Tina Weber
Tu 1:20PM - 4:20PM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 202
Medford/Somerville

 

ELS 103 – Entrepreneurial Finance

This course focuses on understanding how to construct the data and find appropriate financing for a start-up venture. Various forms of financing are introduced: vendor financing, factoring, etc. Through a medley of tests, case studies, and team exercises, students exercise basic financial skills such as financial statement formulation, NPV analysis and scenario analysis. Prerequisite: ELS 101. 

Available Times:

Frank Apeseche
Tu 1:20PM - 4:20PM
26 Winthrop St, Room 113
Medford/Somerville

 

Alicia Amarel
Mo 6:00PM - 9:00PM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 202
Medford/Somerville

 

ELS 105 – Entrepreneurial Marketing

This course focuses on institutional and product marketing methods used by start-up to medium-sized companies. After an overview of basic marketing principles, the course will cover the spectrum from day-to-day marketing activities of the entrepreneurial business to positioning and strategy. Students will learn to analyze, formulate, and implement marketing strategy, and learn the fundamentals of market research, pricing, and reaching and selling to customers. Prerequisite: ELS 101. ELS 105 

Available Times:

Gavin Finn
Mo 6:00PM - 9:00PM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 401
Medford/Somerville

Jack Derby
We 1:20PM - 4:20PM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 202
Medford/Somerville

 

ELS 107 – Entrepreneurial Leadership

This course is designed to help students develop their knowledge, confidence, skills, and self-image necessary to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in such domains as business, government, and public service. It provides a foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial leadership, as well as a source of inspiration and energy in the art and science of taking visions and bringing them to reality. Prerequisite: ELS 101. 

Available Times:

Elizabeth McCarthy
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 404
Medford/Somerville

Pamela Stepp
Tu 8:30AM - 11:30AM
574 Boston Avenue,Room 401
Medford/Somerville

 

ELS 193- Special Topics: Internship/Research

Independent Study or Internship, requires faculty approval. ELS 194 Faculty: Mark Ranalli

 

ELS 194 – Special Topics: Introduction to Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This class is designed for undergraduate students who have not taken an ELS core course and are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Freshmen are encouraged to take this course especially if they are considering doing the Entrepreneurship Minor.
 
The course will provide a foundational understanding of how creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can be applied to everyday problem solving, launching new ventures, working in business environments, and to non-profit organizations. Some of the topics we will cover include an introduction to innovation, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, and leadership. 
 
Through interactive lectures, hands-on activities, workshops, field trips, and case studies in contemporary issues, students will learn how to enhance personal and team creativity, generate innovative ideas, and navigate the local entrepreneurial landscape. Students will gain practical skills and techniques to support their educational process at Tufts and professional careers beyond the university.

Available Times:

Inge Milde
Th 1:20-4:20pm
574 Boston Ave., Suite 104 (The Tufts Venture Lab)
Medford/Somerville