Carlson School of Management

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.

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  • Minor Curriculum
  • Career
  • Sample Plans

MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM - 22 CREDITS

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
Mgmt 3010 4 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Mgmt 4008 4 Entrepreneurial Management (prereq: Mgmt 3010)
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

Mgmt 4080W 4 Applied Technology Entrepreneurship

PLUS 8 CREDITS CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVE COURSEWORK:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
Acct 3201 2 Intermediate Managerial Accounting
Acct 5160 2 Financial Statement Analysis
Blaw 3058 4 The Law of Contracts and Agency
Fina 4221 2 Principles of Corporate Finance
Fina 4422 2 Financial Modeling
HRIR 3031 2 Staffing and Selection
HRIR 4100W 4 Leadership and Personal Development in the HR Field
IDSc 3202 4 Analysis & Modeling for Business Systems Development
Ins 4100 2 Corporate Risk Management
Mktg 3010 4 Marketing Research
Mktg 4030 4 Selling and Sales Management
Mktg 4050 4 Integrated Marketing Communications
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning & Control
Mgmt 4000 4 Issues in Nonprofit Management
Mgmt 4002 4 Managerial Psychology
Mgmt 4040 4 Negotiation Strategies
Mgmt 4100 2 Topics - STARTUP
Mgmt 4170W 4 New Business Feasibility & Planning
Mgmt 4171W 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, Part 1
Mgmt 4172 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, part 2
Mgmt 4080W 4 Applied Technology Entrepreneurship
BA 4503 6 Carlson Ventures Enterprise
PDES 3701 2 Creativity, Idea Generation & Innovation
PDES 3711 4 Toy Product Design
CE 5571 4 Design for Sustainable Development - Innovate
CE 5572 2 Design for Sustainable Development - Create I
Anth 4121 2 Business 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 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
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
Mgmt 4050 2 Management of Innovation & Change
Mgmt 4170W 4 New Business Feasibility & Planning
Mgmt 4171W 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, part 1
Mgmt 4080W 4 Applied Technology Entrepreneurship

PLUS REMAINING CREDITS CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSEWORK:

Course Credits Title & Additional Information
Acct 3201 2 Intermediate Managerial Accounting
Acct 5160 2 Financial Statement Analysis
Blaw 3058 4 The Law of Contracts and Agency
Fina 4221 2 Principles of Corporate Finance
Fina 4422 2 Financial Modeling
HRIR 3031 2 Staffing and Selection
HRIR 4100W 4 Leadership and Personal Development in the HR Field
IDSc 3202 4 Analysis & Modeling for Business Systems Development
Ins 4100 2 Corporate Risk Management
Mktg 3010 4 Marketing Research
Mktg 4030 4 Selling and Sales Management
Mktg 4050 4 Integrated Marketing Communications
SCO 3041 2 Project Management
SCO 3056 4 Supply Chain Planning & Control
Mgmt 4000 4 Issues in Nonprofit Management
Mgmt 4002 4 Managerial Psychology
Mgmt 4040 4 Negotiation Strategies
Mgmt 4100 2 Topics - STARTUP
Mgmt 4172 4 Entrepreneurship in Action, part 2
BA 4503 6 Carlson Ventures Enterprise
PDES 3701 2 Creativity, Idea Generation & Innovation
PDES 3711 4 Toy Product Design
CE 5571 4 Design for Sustainable Development - Innovate
CE 5572 2 Design for Sustainable Development - Create I
Anth 4121 2 Business Anthropology

 

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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