Open to all JMU majors with junior or senior-level standing who have completed COB 300
An immersion experience for students with an entrepreneurial interest to focus on the launch and first five years of business development. Transform a market opportunity into a viable business from conception to growth to harvest. Build a replicable business model that generates profits long-term. Launch a business!
Read more about the course and recent business launches through Creating AdVenture in the Classroom by Paula Polglase from JMU Public Affairs.
Students are interviewed and placed into venture teams of 3 to 4 individuals based on skill sets and interests and a mix of business to non-business majors. A seasoned entrepreneur and a Master of Accounting student, acting as the CPA, are assigned to each team.
Monday, April 29, 2013, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the Transitions Room, Warren Hall
Competition is open to MGT 472 students' friends and families, prospective students, JMU faculty and class contributors (mentors, guest speakers, practitioners)
"One of the major skills that I was able to take away from the class was the ability to think outside the box and process information without any formal instructions or rules to go by. Additionally it has taught me how to problem solve and then execute and actually carry out solutions. I want to thank you for bringing such a unique and valuable class to JMU".
Kevin Dubs (JMU'09, VC F08) Program Analyst, General Services Administration (GSA)If you have any questions or would like more information on the Venture Creation course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m currently located in the country of Ghana, West Africa. I have been living here [since August 2009], residing in the capital city of Accra. It’s been a rewarding experience over the course of my time here. I ventured into this expedition alone, using my own personal funds, a bit of courage, and the thought in which, “one person can make a difference.”
My journey has led me to rural villages, impoverished towns, and neighboring refugee camps. From here, I looked at my past experiences and educational background to find adequate ways to impact the lives of the people I came across. I’ve learned a simple smile, respect for ones culture, and openness to listen and learn are more valuable and intrinsically rewarding than any monetary gain given or received in life.
Within the next few months, I will slowly organize myself and my fellow colleagues and friends to find sufficient solutions which will benefit the areas to which I have traveled.