MBA Concentration in Entrepreneurship

The MBA degree in Entrepreneurship will enable graduates to develop the skills needed to enter and sustain a career in Entrepreneurship backed by the depth and prestige of our MBA program. Our program will both provide students with the basic and advanced skills necessary to understand the Entrepreneurial entity, and offer the training necessary to create a proper foundation to manage, operate, grow and sustain an entrepreneurial venture.

Students who complete the MBA in Entrepreneurship will possess all the skills and knowledge necessary to start and grow a business or support entrepreneurial activities in corporations. It is anticipated that many will already own a business, have a specific start-up idea, or have corporate experience and see the need to develop new skills. Some individuals may not have specific ideas, but may want to explore how to become an entrepreneur and develop a sustainable business that they would enjoy. The MBA in Entrepreneurship will offer not only core business skills, but will also emphasize knowledge that is specific to entrepreneurial success.

The combination of core MBA requirements and specific entrepreneurial knowledge offers students numerous career and employment opportunities that can be quite varied and lucrative, including positions in: family-owned businesses, minority businesses, women’s businesses, entrepreneurship development firms, appraisal and consulting firms, accounting firms, insurance companies, pension funds, banks and financial institutions, investment banks, mortgage security brokers, regulatory agencies, government supported technology firms and large corporations with innovation functions, product development roles, portfolio management, or intelligence research. All these positions require not only general business knowledge and management skills, but also knowledge and technical training specific to the Entrepreneurial field.

Requisite Skills Credit Hours (optional)

ECON
MGT
550
550
Mathematical Methods for Business
Computers and Applications
0
0


Lower Core Credit Hour Requirements (may be waived) 18 credits

MGT
ACCT
FIN
MKT
ECON
MBA
604
606
607
608
609
612
Management Process and Organizational Theory
Financial and Managerial Accounting
Financial Management
Marketing Management
Economic Analysis
Management Information Systems
3
3
3
3
3
3


Upper Core Credit Hour Requirements (Mandatory for all Students) 15 credits

MBA
MBA
MBA
MBA
MBA
605
610
616
640
690
Statistics for Quantitative Analysis
Multinational Business Environment and Operations
Organizational Behavior and Communication
Business, Government, and Society
Business Policy Seminar
3
3
3
3
3


Entrepreneurship Concentration (for all Entrepreneurship Concentration Students) 15 credits

REQUIRED
ENT 701 Entrepreneurship-Motivation & Process 3
ELECTIVES
Take any 4 courses from the following list (12 credits):
ENT
ENT
ENT
ENT
ONE
712
720
730
760
Elective
Crisis Management for Organizations
Financing New Ventures
Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Any 600-700 CCOB Course
3
3
3
3
3