Sample Program of Study
Students in entrepreneurship might elect to take courses in marketing and finance and complete a field study project with an entrepreneurial flavor. Beyond the core requirements of 10 courses (including the two-course field study sequence), the sample plan shows the student taking four advanced marketing courses, four advanced finance courses and four electives with entrepreneurial content, plus an economics course and the negotiation course. Total courses required for graduation is 24, although entrepreneurial students are encouraged to take as many as 28.
Students take the Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation course in the spring of their first year in the MBA program and elect to do an internship (as a fifth course) at the same time. All students take Mgmt 231 and Mgmt 261.
The second-year curriculum develops the ability to manage the finance function, operations and marketing activities in entrepreneurial environments. Students also take the business plan development course and complete the field studies consulting project in an entrepreneurial organization during the second year. Students may actually create a business under the new business creation option (BCO) within the Management Field Study. Students could also consider a fifth course each quarter of the second year.