Training in the Classroom and Real Business Environments


The Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides a set of integrative academic and extracurricular experiences designed to develop an entrepreneurial competence in MBA students. Our academic program departs from traditional business studies by emphasizing social innovation and producing managers who know how to marshal resources for new wealth creations.

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.

First Year - Sample Schedule
  • Business Strategy
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Operations and Technology Management
  • Elements of Marketing
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Theory of Finance
  • Advanced Marketing Strategy
  • The Global Economy
  • Internship (suggested overload)

Students take the Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation course in the spring of their first year and elect to do an internship (as a fifth course) at the same time. All students take Mgmt 231 and Mgmt 261.

Second Year - Sample Schedule
  • Management Field Study
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development
  • Market Assessment Principles
  • Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Negotiations (suggested overload)
  • Management Field Study
  • Product Managemen
  • Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • Marketing Research: Design & Evaluation
  • Research in Management (suggested overload)
  • Option Markets
  • Selected Topics in Finance
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Human Resources Strategy or Managing
  • Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Supply Chain Management

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.

Elective Courses by Area
  • 220A Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • 220B Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • 220C Advanced Financial Accounting
  • 222 Cost Accounting
  • 224 Law for Entrepreneurs
  • 227A Tax Principles and Policies
  • 230 Theory of Finance
  • 231A Profit Sector Financial Policy
  • 231C Working Capital Management
  • 231D Takeovers, Restructuring and Governance
  • 231E Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • 232D Option Markets
  • 238 Special Topics in Finance
Production & Operations Mgmt
  • 240A The Operating Manager
  • 240D Operations Strategy & Policy
  • 240F Supply Chain Management
  • 241A Managing Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • 245 Advanced Entrepreneurial Operations
  • 250C Behavioral Foundations of Human Resource Management
  • 251 Managing Human Resources
  • 281B People in Organizations
  • 284C or 298D Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • 285A Leadership, Motivation and Power
  • 286 Negotiations Behavior
  • 260A Market Assessment Principles
  • 260B Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • 26l A Management in the Distribution Channel
  • 262 Price Policies
  • 264A Marketing Research: Design &Evaluation
  • 266A Product Management
Strategy & Organization
  • 292A Growth, Science and Technology
  • 295A Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation
  • 295B Small Business Management
  • 295C Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • 295D Family Business
  • 295E Entrepreneurship & Business Plan Development**
  • 298D Social Entrepreneurship
  • 298D Leadership During Periods of Radical or Rapid Change: Crisis Management
Other Courses
  • 201A Business Forecasting
  • 205B Comparative Market Structure and Competition
  • 209 Elements of Economic Organizations: Doing Deals
  • 215 Negotiations Analysis
  • 274A Strategy in the Digital Economy
  • 279B Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development
  • 293C Ethical Considerations in Business
  • 422 Analysis and Communications
  • 444 Management Field Study
  • 452 Fieldwork in Technical Assistance for Minority Business Enterprise
  • 454 Field work in Organizations
  • 457 Fieldwork in Investment Management
  • 596 Research in Management