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

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
MGMT 3010 4 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 4008 4 Entrepreneurial Management (prereq: MGMT 3010 or concurrent)
MGMT 4050 2 Management of Innovation & Change (prereq: MGMT 3010 or 3001)
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
MGMT 4170W 4 New Business Feasibility & Planning (prereq: MGMT 3010)
MGMT 4171W 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, part 1 (prereq: MGMT 3010, 4008 or concurrent and approved application)
MGMT 4080W 4 Applied Technology Entrepreneurship

 

PLUS 8 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVE COURSEWORK:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
ACCT 5201
(previously 3201)
2 Intermediate Managerial Accounting (prereq: ACCT 3001)
ACCT 5160 2 Financial Statement Analysis (prereq: ACCT 5101)
ANTH 4121 2 Business Anthropology 
BA 4503 6 Carlson Venture Enterprise (prereq: approved application)
BLAW 3058 4 The Law of Contracts and Agency
FINA 4221 2 Principles of Corporate Finance (prereq: FINA 3001)
FINA 4422 2 Financial Modeling (prereq: FINA 3001, 4221 and ACCT 5101)
HRIR 3031 2 Staffing and Selection
HRIR 4100W 4 SENIOR CAPSTONE: Personal & Organizational Leadership (prereq: senior status, HR 3031, 3041 and 2 HRIR elective credits; only offered spring semester)
IDSC 3202 4 Analysis & Modeling for Business Systems Development (prereq: IDSC 3001)
INS 4100 2 Corporate Risk Management
MGMT 4000 4 Issues in Nonprofit Management (prereq: senior status, Public & Nonprofit Management major)
MGMT 4040 4 Negotiation Strategies
MGMT 4080W 4 Applied Technology Entrepreneurship
MGMT 4100 2 Topics: STARTUP (prereq: instructor consent)
MGMT 4172 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, part II (prereq: MGMT 4171W and approved application)
MKTG 3010 4 Marketing Research (prereq: MKTG 3001)
MKTG 4030 4 Sales Management (prereq: MKTG 3010, 3040)
MKTG 4050 4 Advertising and Promotion (prereq: MKTG 3010, 3040) (previously Integrated Marketing Communications)
SCO 3041 2 Project Management (prereq: SCO 3001)
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning & Control (prereq: SCO 3001)
PDES 3701 2 Creativity, Idea Generation & Innovation
PDES 3711 4 Toy Product Design
CE 5571 4 Design for Sustainable Development - Innovate (prereq: instructor consent)
CE 5572 2 Design for Sustainable Development - Create I (prereq: instructor consent)

Courses may not be double counted in both the required and the elective categories.

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on OneStop for details. 

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.

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
MGMT 3010 4 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 4008 4 Entrepreneurial Management (prereq: MGMT 3010 or concurrent)
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
MGMT 4050 2 Management of Innovation & Change (prereq: MGMT 3001 or 3010)
MGMT 4170W 4 New Business Feasibility & Planning (prereq: MGMT 3010)
MGMT 4171W 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, part 1 (prereq: MGMT 3010, 4008 or concurrent and approved application)
MGMT 4080W 4 Applied Technology Entrepreneurship

PLUS REMAINING CREDITS CHOSEN FROM ABOVE OR THE MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSEWORK LIST

Please note that all classes are not offered every semester. Please check the class schedule on OneStop for details.

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. Positions 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.