Entrepreneurial Management

Course Overview

As an Entrepreneurial Management student, you’ll learn strategic planning, communication and conflict management, negotiation, team building, creative problem solving, leadership, business plan development and implementation, and international management. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to recognize opportunity, mitigate risk, build networks, leverage resources, manage your own and others’ creativity, and understand how to thoughtfully and ethically succeed in a highly competitive global environment.

  • Thinking like an entrepreneur is the core competency of the 21st century.
  • The Entrepreneurial Management major offers a unique combination of specialization and generalization in the study of entrepreneurship, leadership and management.
  • Nearly all organizations—from small start-ups to large corporations—need enterprising leaders and managers who seek out opportunity and find innovative and worthwhile uses for organizational assets.
  • Whether it be managing people, money, information systems, raw materials, or finished products, entrepreneurial managers make the decisions, solve the problems, and build the relationships that make organizations successful. In short, they turn ideas into action.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Introductory Applied Calculus
Statistical Analysis

So

Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Legal Environment of Business
Foundations of Business
Business Information Systems

Jr

Organizational Management
Marketing Management
New Venture Development
Financial Management
Introductory Operations Management or
Supply Chain Management
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition

Sr

Entrepreneurial Leadership
Strategic Human Resource Management
International Management
Principles of Negotiation
Strategic Management
Values-centered Entrepreneurship
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Family Business

Where Graduates Go

Career opportunities for those with strong entrepreneurial management skills are diverse because virtually any for-profit and non-profit organization requires entrepreneurial leadership capability. Entrepreneurial Management majors often want to start their own businesses, but many also seek corporate careers. Opportunities include starting business ventures or running small businesses, managing various functions in established corporations, and professional positions such as account executive or business analyst.