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Entrepreneurial Management

An Entrepreneurial Management major (22 credits) or minor (16 credits) is for the person interested in organizing, owning, managing and assuming the risks of a business (entrepreneurship), or assisting organizations in developing new business opportunities (intrapreneurship). Curriculum is designed to range from introductory fundamentals through the development and implementation of real business opportunities.

Our mission is to develop the mind set, skills, competencies and experiential learning that enable students to function as entrepreneurs or as productive members of emerging, entrepreneurial firms. All businesses recognize the need for entrepreneurial skills in today's rapidly changing marketplace. These organizations require individuals with the ability to manage risk, manage across functional boundaries, and creatively engage and adapt to a dynamic environment. Our objective is to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

View a 4-year catalog of program requirements and course descriptions.

Major Curriculum

MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM - 22 CREDITS

CourseCreditsTitle & Additional Information
MGMT 30104Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 40084Entrepreneurial Management (prereq: MGMT 3010)
MGMT 40502Management of Innovation & Change (prereq: MGMT 3010 or 3001)
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MGMT 4170W4New Business Feasibility & Planning (prereq: MGMT 3010)
MGMT 4171W4Entrepreneurship in Action, part 1
MGMT 4080W4Applied Technology Entrepreneurship

 

PLUS 8 CREDITS CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVE COURSEWORK:
 

CourseCreditsTitle & Additional Information
ACCT 32012Intermediate Managerial Accounting
ACCT 51602Financial Statement Analysis
BLAW 30584The Law of Contracts and Agency
FINA 42212Principles of Corporate Finance
FINA 44222Financial Modeling
HRIR 30312Staffing and Selection
HRIR 4100W4Leadership and Personal Development in the HR Field
IDSC 32024Analysis & Modeling for Business Systems Development
INS 41002Corporate Risk Management
MKTG 30104Marketing Research
MKTG 40304Selling and Sales Management
MKTG 40504Integrated Marketing Communications
SCO 30412Project Management
SCO 30564Supply Chain Planning & Control
MGMT 40004Issues in Nonprofit Management
MGMT 40024Managerial Psychology
MGMT 40404Negotiation Strategies
MGMT 41002Topics - STARTUP
MGMT 4170W4New Business Feasibility & Planning
MGMT 4171W4Entrepreneurship in Action, Part 1
MGMT 41724Entrepreneurship in Action, Part 2
MGMT 4080W4Applied Technology Entrepreneurship
BA 45036Carlson Ventures Enterprise
PDES 37012Creativity, Idea Generation & Innovation
PDES 37114Toy Product Design
CE 55714Design for Sustainable Development - Innovate
CE 55722Design for Sustainable Development - Create I
ANTH 41212Business Anthropology


Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on OneStop for details. (Courses may not be double counted in both the required and the elective categories)

Minor Curriculum

MINOR CORE CURRICULUM - 16 CREDITS

Students must complete a minimum of 10 credits in the required section, plus additional credits from the elective section or required section for a total of 16 credits.
 

CourseCreditsTitle & Additional Information
MGMT 30104Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 40084Entrepreneurial Management
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MGMT 40502Management of Innovation & Change
MGMT 4170W4New Business Feasibility & Planning
MGMT 4171W4Entrepreneurship in Action, part 1
MGMT 4080W4Applied Technology Entrepreneurship


PLUS REMAINING CREDITS CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSEWORK:

CourseCreditsTitle & Additional Information
ACCT 32012Intermediate Managerial Accounting
ACCT 51602Financial Statement Analysis
BLAW 30584The Law of Contracts and Agency
FINA 42212Principles of Corporate Finance
FINA 44222Financial Modeling
HRIR 30312Staffing and Selection
HRIR 4100W4Leadership and Personal Development in the HR Field
IDSC 32024Analysis & Modeling for Business Systems Development
INS 41002Corporate Risk Management
MKTG 30104Marketing Research
MKTG 40304Selling and Sales Management
MKTG 40504Integrated Marketing Communications
SCO 30412Project Management
SCO 30564Supply Chain Planning & Control
MGMT 40004Issues in Nonprofit Management
MGMT 40024Managerial Psychology
MGMT 40404Negotiation Strategies
MGMT41002Topics - STARTUP
MGMT 41724Entrepreneurship in Action, part 2
BA 45036Carlson Ventures Enterprise
PDES 37012Creativity, Idea Generation & Innovation
PDES 37114Toy Product Design
CE 55714Design for Sustainable Development - Innovate
CE 557222Design for Sustainable Development - Create I
ANTH 41212Business Anthropology

 

Career

Entrepreneurs must understand first and foremost what it takes to manage and run a successful business. Entrepreneurs often wear many hats in their company and must accept leadership and responsibility for all activities that take place. It's their job to develop a business plan and course of action for the company, and to be familiar with the industry. They often work directly with their customers on a day-to-day basis.

Typical Careers for Entrepreneurial Management majors:

While a small number of students start their own businesses directly upon graduating from the Carlson School of Management, the majority choose to gain experience first by working for an organization. Position such as consulting or account management provide multi-faceted, strategic experience. Participation in CSOM course, Entre in Action, provides students with real-life experience starting a business, and has resulted in sustainable businesses.

Learn more about Entrepreneurial Management:

Examples of Businesses Founded by CSOM undergraduates:

  • Tai Kwan Do studio
  • Fitness studio
  • Software application for iPhone
  • Students Today-Leaders Forever non-profit

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