WINTER 2014 IENT
First class: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Last class: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Introduction to Entrepreneurship (IENT) is offered during the Winter 2014 term and is open for audit to anyone eligible for a dartmouth.edu, hitchcock.org or alum.dartmouth.org email address. Auditors are not required to participate in class, readings, or assignments.
There are two ways to audit IENT:
1. On campus, in a Tuck classroom, AKA "campus" auditor;
"Campus" auditors are required to attend 7 out of 9 class sessions.
2. Online, via the Internet, AKA "online" auditor.
If "online" auditors cannot watch online in real time at 4:45 pm ET, they can watch recorded class videos which will be posted 24 hours after each class session (videos will be available until 4/1/14).
How do auditors apply?
Campus and online auditors, except Tuck students, apply here >
How do current Tuck students (for credit or audit) apply?
How do for credit TDI AND MALs students apply?
Contact your registrar to apply
November 30th, 2013
All applicants will receive an email on or before December 19th.
IENT is scheduled to meet weekly during the Winter 2014 term on Wednesdays from 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm ET at Tuck School (Georgiopoulos and Borelli Classrooms in Raether Hall). Auditors are not required to participate in class, readings, or assignments.
Who can audit IENT?
IENT is open to anyone eligible for a dartmouth.edu, hitchcock.org or alum.dartmouth.org email address, thereby including any student, faculty or staff member of the College, DHMC, the Mary Hitchcock Hospital, or any alumni of the schools at no charge. Tuck, MALs, DMS, The Dartmouth Institute, and Thayer students are eligible to earn credit for this course (please contact your registrar).
Approximately 50-75 "campus" audit seats are expected to be available for the Winter 2014 term. The exact number of "campus" audit seats available will be determined by December 19th, after for credit students have enrolled in this course. To accommodate as many "campus" audit requests as possible, we have reserved a second classroom as an overflow room, and we expect most "campus" auditors will be seated in this overflow room (Borelli). IENT will also be streamed for "online" auditors to be watched in real time on class day or via online 24 hours after each class session.
IENT in the "campus" classroom is typically oversubscribed and a wait list is often needed; hence, "campus" auditors are required to attend 7 out of 9 class sessions. For individuals who cannot make this commitment, please complete your application as an "online" auditor. On December 19th, if we cannot admit all "campus" audit applications into this course, a wait list and the"online" option will be offered.
What does IENT cover?
IENT addresses how to think more entrepreneurially and the fundamentals in major areas of conceptualizing and launching a successful new business. Students will be exposed to the startup process in detail. The course will combine lectures, visiting speakers, workshop sessions, and readings. Throughout the term, for-credit students will develop an executive summary of a business idea and a PowerPoint presentation which they will present, as part of a team, to a panel of entrepreneurs and potential investors at the conclusion of the course on March 5th. During this final class session, "campus" auditors are invited to sit in on final team presentations to see first-hand how students have taken what they've learned and executed (remember it's all about execution). Sorry, but final student presentations will NOT be streamed or recorded for "online" auditors.
An auditor’s role is to observe and be non-obstructive. "Campus" auditors are required to attend 7 out of the 9 class sessions. While auditors are NOT required to participate in assignments or project team work, if a "campus" auditor would like to participate in required assignments, he/she can. A course webpage will be available with a link to the syllabus, list of speakers and bios, and suggested readings and cases.
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