Successfully charting an entrepreneurial career path requires a multitude of skills. In building a new business, the entrepreneur must be able to identify and assess potential opportunities and environments; acquire (or gain the right to use) and protect key resources—financial, managerial, technical, etc.—necessary to pursue the opportunity; develop strategies to generate market interest; while managing organizational operations, transitions, and growth. The Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation involves a broad set of electives and includes a course providing hands-on experience.
The Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation consists of a minimum of 6 courses chosen from those listed below. Students must take both required courses, and at least 1 experiential course. Students may then select an additional 3 courses from the areas of Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Management, and Real Estate as indicated below. When selecting these 3 courses, students should bear in mind that the four critical success factors in starting a new, innovation based venture are:
- Understanding, qualifying and quantifying the market.
- Understanding the venture’s competitive advantage and protecting associated assets, products and processes.
- Constructing a financial plan and securing appropriate financing.
- Building a team that can execute on the venture’s plan.
Fuqua has transitioned to a new course numbering system. The new numbers are in effect for all courses beginning in the first Fall Term of 2012. View a sortable list of all renumbered courses.
STRATEGY 845 — Entrepreneurial Execution/Planning
STRATEGY 838 — Entrepreneurial Strategy
Experiential (choose at least 1 of the following courses):
BME 788/HLTHMGMT 898 — Invention to Application
MANAGEMT 754 — Mentored Study in Entrepreneurship
MANAGEMT 895 — Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum or MANAGEMT 896 — Entrepreneurship Planning Practicum
MARKETNG 895 — Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum or MARKETNG 896 — Marketing Practicum
STRATEGY 898, NV1 — Opportunity Evaluation
STRATEGY 898, NV2 — Strategy Development
STRATEGY 898, NV3 — Operating Plan Development
Choose 3 courses from the lists below:
ACCOUNTG 591 — Managerial Accounting
ACCOUNTG 597 — Financial Statement Analysis
FINANCE 651 — Entrepreneurial Finance
FINANCE 660/LAW 264 — Venture Capital and Private Equity
FINANCE 661 — Raising Capital: Financial Instruments, Institutions and Strategy
FINANCE 662/LAW 378 — Real Estate Entrepreneurship
FINANCE 898 — Domestic Emerging Markets
FINANCE 898 — Real Estate Development
HLTHMGMT 712 — Medical Device Commercialization
HLTHMGMT 713 — Biotechnology: Management of Drug Discovery
MANAGEMT 738 — Managing Innovation in a Global Organization
MANAGEMT 750 — Social Entrepreneurship
MARKETNG 796 — Market Intelligence
MARKETNG 802 — Marketing of Innovations
STRATEGY 843 — Intellectual Capital and Competitive Strategy