The Jim Moran Institute strives to be personally involved in the education and empowerment of students as future entrepreneurs. With a number of introductory courses in entrepreneurship as well as specialized courses in technology commercialization, strategy formulation and organizational design, and venture financing offered at Florida State University, students have unique opportunities for both classroom and experiential learning.
Our curriculum is comprised of a number of courses that fall under entrepreneurship and innovation. They can be described as traditional classroom-based courses, which focus on lectures and case study, or experiential courses, where faculty provide guidance as students do hands-on work to solve business problems. Current courses include:
- Venture Planning and Startup (the Sophomore Experience) – a course that enables students to plan, launch, manage, and harvest a startup venture financed through the Jim Moran Institute.
- Mentored Study in Entrepreneurship (Venture Consulting) - a course that enables students to work directly with entrepreneur-mentors from existing businesses on critical projects.
- CHEMPRENEUR® education services—the Technology Commercialization Program (the Senior Experience)—a course that enables students to examine new technologies and create a commercialization plan in a team-setting.
- Opportunity Recognition and Market Feasibility
- Creating, Managing and Harvesting New Ventures
- Corporate Venturing and Entrepreneurial Strategies
- New Venture Finance and Funding Sources for Entrepreneurial Opportunities
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Commercializing New Technologies
- Women and Minorities in New Ventures
In addition to directing entrepreneurial coursework, the Jim Moran Institute hosts several yearly events including business plan competitions and Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization (CEO) speakers and meetings.