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Graduate Course Descriptions

Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions

Graduate Level Program Courses /MBA and MSEI

(All courses are 3 units unless otherwise noted)

  • TA 5141 – Entrepreneurial Improvisation and Creativity. Exploration of improvisation as a tool to frame problems, think creatively, develop compelling presentation skills, and express energy and passion in varied business environments.
  • ENTR 6200 – Pitching the New Venture. Introduction and exploration of the key concepts and techniques used to effectively position and deliver a concise summary of the opportunity, value proposition, business model, and investment potential of the new venture. Students will develop and pitch a multitude of entrepreneurial narratives for internal (business partners, leadership, management, employees) and external stakeholders (customers, public, investors, lenders).
  • ENTR 6210 – Entrepreneurship and New Ventures. Study of the entrepreneurial process. Focus on the characteristics and mindset of entrepreneurs, ideation and innovation, startup models, risk mitigation, analyzing emerging opportunities, resource creativity, ethics and guerrilla tactics.
  • ENTR 6230 – Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities. 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, preforming a comprehensive feasibility analysis, concept testing and business planning.
  • ENTR 6240 – Law and Negotiations for the New Venture.Introduction, exploration and analysis of the key legal, regulatory and policy issues that effect new venture decision-making, negotiations and strategy.
  • ENTR 6960 – Entrepreneurial Immersion. Independent graduate research. Students will work under the direction of a faculty member to develop and finalize an entrepreneurial venture project. Formerly ENTR 6961 and ENTR 6962.
  • ENTR 6980 – Reflective Essay. Submission of a reflective essay based on specified program guidelines. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in all courses in the MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or the MBA Entrepreneurship focus area.
  • ENTR 5155 – Business Consulting. Supervised consulting assignments designed to provide meaningful business assistance to businesses. Prerequisites: Senior status, consent of instructor and college.
  • ENTR 5260 – Global Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial process in a global context as it relates to recognizing ideas, marshaling resources, developing networks and creating the strategy for a new cross-border venture.
  • ENTR 5410 – Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation. Examines the process of commercializing innovations and emerging technologies in entrepreneurial driven companies. Focus on understanding the transition from basic development stages to commercial venture, examining the role of innovation assessment, intellectual property protection, technology transfer and licensing.
  • ENTR 5450 – Resources for the Entrepreneur. Strategies and techniques employed by entrepreneurs to identify and access critical resources. Special emphasis on developing resource projections, negotiation, marshaling internal and external resources and team formation. NOTE: We recommend you take this course concurrently with ENTR 5430 or ENTR 5440.
  • ENTR 5470 – Managing a Growing Business. Study of the basic strategy and tactics to manage growing enterprises while still maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. Examines the role of management decision making, management control systems, short- and long-run planning, and entrepreneurship in managing growing companies.
  • ENTR 5490 – Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture. An exploration of the key processes and methods involved in positioning and establishing new enterprises.
  • ENTR 5550 – Entrepreneurship in Action: Corporate, Social and Family Business Approaches. An exploration of how entrepreneurial approaches are effectively applied in differing contexts, including large corporations, nonprofit organizations and closely-held family business firms. Focus on understanding the barriers and opportunities to entrepreneurship that are unique to each context through applied case analysis.
  • ENTR 5915/5930 – Contemporary Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-3 units). Analysis and discussion of selected topics relevant to entrepreneurship.
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