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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialization Description

The specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation equips students with the tools and concepts necessary for a career as an entrepreneur or an investor in entrepreneurial ventures.  A requirement for the specialization is one of the Foundations of Entrepreneurship courses, which offer a broad look at starting, funding and managing new businesses in a variety of sectors including services, manufacturing, high technology and public service.  The specialization provides a valuable understanding of what it is like to work in a start-up venture, a growing small business, or a venture capital or private equity firm.

Academic Advisor: Professor Glenn Okun, 212-998-0780

Course List


For Students Beginning the MBA Program During or After Summer 2014

Part I of the Specialization:


REQUIRED: MGMT-GB.3335 (B65.3335) Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
OR MGMT-GB.3336 (B65.3336) Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
OR MGMT-GB.3337 (B65.3337) Foundations of Technology Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)


Part II of the Specialization:


Section A:
Complete at least 3 credits (and up to 6 credits) from the list below:

ACCT-GB.3360 (B10.3360) Accounting, Tax, & Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs
FINC-GB.3173 (B40.3173) Venture Capital Financing
FINC-GB.3361 (B40.3361) Entrepreneurial Finance
FINC-GB.3373 (B40.3373) New Venture Financing
MGMT-GB.2327 (B65.2327) Managing the Growing Company
MGMT-GB.3333 (B65.3333) Business Start-Up Practicum
MKTG-GB.2172 (B70.2172) Marketing for Entrepreneurs
MKTG-GB.2370 (B70.2370) New Product Development
MKTG-GB.2371 (B70.2371) Innovation and Design

Section B: Maximum of 3 credits from the list below:

DBIN-GB.3314 (B86.3314) DBi Israel
FINC-GB.3148 (B40.3148) Social Venture Capital
INFO-GB.3362 (B20.3362) Emerging Technology and Business Innovation
INTA-GB.2121 (B55.2121) Entrepreneurship & New Economy
MGMT-GB.2128 (B65.2128) Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT-GB.2130 (B65.2130) Corporate Venturing
MGMT-GB.2161 (B65.2161) Negotiating Complex Transactions with Executives and Lawyers
MGMT-GB.2328 (B65.2328) Managing Family Businesses and Privately Held Firms
MKTG-GB.2136 (B70.2136) Luxury Launch



For Students Who Began the MBA Program Prior to Summer 2014

Part I of the Specialization: 

REQUIRED: MGMT-GB.3335 (B65.3335) Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
OR MGMT-GB.3336 (B65.3336) Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
OR MGMT-GB.3337 (B65.3337) Foundations of Technology Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

Part II of the Specialization:

Complete the remaining 6 credits from the lists below:

ACCT-GB.3360 (B10.3360) Accounting, Tax, & Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs
DBIN-GB.3314 (B86.3314) DBi Israel
FINC-GB.3148 (B40.3148) Social Venture Capital
FINC-GB.3173 (B40.3173) Venture Capital Financing
FINC-GB.3361 (B40.3361) Entrepreneurial Finance
FINC-GB.3373 (B40.3373) New Venture Financing
INFO-GB.3362 (B20.3362) Emerging Technology and Business Innovation
INTA-GB.2121 (B55.2121) Entrepreneurship & New Economy
MGMT-GB.2128 (B65.2128) Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT-GB.2130 (B65.2130) Corporate Venturing
MGMT-GB.2161 (B65.2161) Negotiating Complex Transactions with Executives and Lawyers
MGMT-GB.2327 (B65.2327) Managing the Growing Company
MGMT-GB.2328 (B65.2328) Managing Family Businesses and Privately Held Firms
MGMT-GB.3333 (B65.3333) Business Start-Up Practicum
MGMT-GB.3356 (B65.3356)
Managing by Design
MKTG-GB.2172 (B70.2172) Marketing for Entrepreneurs
MKTG-GB.2370 (B70.2370) New Product Development
MKTG-GB.2371 (B70.2371) Innovation and Design
 

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