In the spring 2011 semester the Business Spanish course at UNC-CH will be an entrepreneurship course entitled Venture Creation in the Spanish-speaking World.
Students will read a book on business plan writing entitled Cómo desarrollar un plan de negocios by Brian Finch, using it as a guide to prepare a business plan throughout the semester.
Some students will have their own ideas for a business plan, but many will be able to write a plan related to their community service-learning placement. To guide us through our service-learning experiences we'll use the text Comunidades: Más allá del aula by Ann Abbott.
In addition, we will study several business cases about sustainable development in Latin America. Three of those cases with come from the book La empresa sostenible en América Latina: Estudios de caso by Susan Ward and Lawrence Pratt.
This course allows for interdisciplinary work across departments at UNC-CH because students from two different minor programs feed into this course: the minor in Spanish for the Professions housed in the Department of Romance Languages and the minor in Entrepreneurship housed in the Department of Economics.