MBA in Entrepreneurship
In the MBA in Entrepreneurship program, our approach is to help facilitate your personal learning by immersing you in the entrepreneurial process. As part of the entrepreneurial program, you will be required to start and run a business and face the risk and rewards of entrepreneurship in real time as opposed to just through case studies or class lectures. You will interact with entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders within the community to learn from their successes and failures. Our faculty engage you in hands-on learning exercises and expect you to apply your skills in interactive sessions.
Outside the classroom, you will work on specific tasks that hone your budding skills, such as developing a business model canvas, business plans, and elevator pitches. During the process, you will discover your personal strengths, weaknesses, motivations and goals. Most importantly, as a future business owner or manager you will discover your entrepreneurial potential, not by simply learning theories, but by experiencing the entrepreneurial process first-hand.
Focus Area in Entrepreneurship - Five (5) Courses
NOTE: These three courses MUST be taken in sequence.
- ENTR 621 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (4 - offered Fall quarter):Study of the entrepreneurial process. Focus on the characteristics and mindset of entrepreneurs, ideation and innovation, startup models, analyzing emerging opportunities, resource creativity and managerial challenges for new and growing companies.
- ENTR 623 Piloting the New Venture (4 - offered Winter quarter):Study of the exploration process for new venture concepts. Focus on examining the tools and processes involved in developing a new venture, including formulation of a sustainable business model, performing a comprehensive feasibility analysis, and concept testing.
- ENTR 625 New Venture Planning and Strategy (4 - offered Spring quarter):Interdisciplinary study of the policies, strategies, and planning processes involved in entrepreneurship. Integrates important technical and innovative considerations with traditional managerial theories to establish a modern approach to the development of business plans, strategies and policies for new ventures. Prerequisite: ENTR 621 and ENTR 623
Electives – eight (8) units chosen from:
- MGMT 541 Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation (4)
- MGMT 545 New Venture Resource Requirements (4)
- MGMT 547 Managing a Growing Business (4 - offered Spring quarter)
- MGMT 620 Business Law for Entrepreneurs (4)