Graduate Courses in Entrepreneurial Management

  • ENTR 6020: Business Formation (4 credits)
  • ENTR 6021: Preparing and Implementing the Business Plan (2 credits)
  • ENTR 6023: Financing Business Ventures (4 credits)
  • ENTR 6036: Growing the Independent Business (2 credits)
  • ENTR 6037: Corporate Venturing (2 cr)
  • ENTR 6041: New Product Design and Business Development (6 credits to 2 semesters)
  • MGMT 6050: Management of Innovation and Change (2 credits)
  • MBA 6503: Carlson Ventures Enterprise (6 credits to 2 1/2 semesters)
  • ENTR 6090: Technology-based Entrepreneurship: (2 credits)
  • ENTR 6090: Topics in Entrepreneurship: Managing Venture Capital (2 credits)

Carlson Ventures Enterprise

The Carlson Ventures Enterprise (CVE) is one of four signature enterprises available to students in the Full-Time MBA program at Carlson. CVE is a two and a half semester program that combines innovative theory with practice. Students learn both about the creation of new high potential ventures and about new business development in corporate settings.

New Product Design and Business Development Program

The New Product Design and Business Development Program (NPDBD) program is a university-industry partnership, offered jointly by the University’s Institute of Technology and Carlson. The program provides hand-on experience on all issues related to technology management. Organized as a technology consulting operation, NPDBD students act as members of consulting teams. 

STARTUP: Customer Development and Testing

Students interested in pursuing their own entrepreneurial ventures are encouraged to apply for a new trial course offering based on lean startup principles and tools. STARTUP: Customer Development & Testing (MGMT 4100/6100) is an intensive 2-credit course in which students test business model assumptions and receive recurring feedback from instructors and mentors.

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