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ENTR 494 Entrepreneurship and Law

The course covers common legal and human resources issues encountered by business owners in starting, growing, and exiting a business, including the choice of entity, financing, contracts, employment, intellectual property, potential areas of liability, and methods of sale of business.

Special information

Recommended course to be taken before this course: ENTR 490 Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation. Note: This course was previously ENTR 354. Students must have writing skills at an intermediate level or higher. This course is appropriate for students at a junior level or above who have an existing business or are interested in starting their own business. Major elective for Business Administration major.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 5, 2015 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Knows concepts and methods of entrepreneurs at a level well enough to and can analyze the pitfalls one must anticipate, prepare for and respond to in a legal fashion.
  • Knows laws relating to new business ventures well enough to determine how they impact new business venture success.
  • Knows legal concepts and skills of entrepreneurs well enough to and can evaluate how entrepreneurs create and build value using the legal process.
  • Knows legal strategies and procedures of entrepreneurs well enough to and can apply them to his or her career.
  • Knows principles and procedures of legal documents well enough to and can use them in business transactions.