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.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program features a cross-functional pedagogical approach. As such, textural components embodied within the business environment are interwoven throughout the curriculum. These components, or perspectives, include but are not limited to ethical, political, regulatory and social influences on organizations. An emphasis is placed on the acquisition of and/or refinement of communication skills, quantitative analysis, and technological applications within the context of business. Areas of core competency are emphasized in the eighteen lower core credit hours: these areas include financial reporting, analysis and markets, domestic and global economic environments of organizations, management information systems, and human behavior in organizations. The upper core courses (either 15 credit hours or 12 credit hours depending on your choice of concentration) focus on the integration of the lower core areas with the application of cross-functional approaches into organizational issues.
The MBA curriculum also offers a broad range of elective courses in each of the schools’ four departments: Accounting and Law; Economics, Finance, and Global Business; Marketing and Management Sciences, and Professional Sales. The program’s rigorous coursework requires a familiarity with requisite quantitative and technological concepts. Upon enrollment, students are encouraged to take screening examinations in 1) quantitative analysis and 2) technology, and are advised on taking introductory courses in those areas if necessary.
The Cotsakos College of Business has received accreditation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only about 5% Business Schools in the world are accredited by AACSB.
Requisite Skills Credit Hours (optional)
- Mathematical Methods for Business
- Computers and Applications
Lower Core Credit Hour Requirements (may be waived) 18 credits
- Management Process and Organizational Theory
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Economic Analysis
- Management Information Systems
Upper Core Credit Hour Requirements (Mandatory for all Students) 15 credits
- Statistics for Quantitative Analysis
- Multinational Business Environment and Operations
- Organizational Behavior and Communication
- Business, Government, and Society
- Business Policy Seminar
EntrepreneurshipConcentration (for all Entrepreneurship Concentration Students) 15 credits
- Entrepreneurship-Motivation & Process
Take any 4 courses from the following list (12 credits):
- Crisis Management for Organizations
- Financing New Ventures
- Marketing for Entrepreneurs
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Any 600-700 CCOB Course
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Last updated February 2, 2017