Carlson Ventures Enterprise associates start the Ventures program in the B Term of spring semester and continue through the following fall and spring—the entire second year of the MBA program. Students receive ten credit hours for their work in the Ventures Enterprise, with a grade issued after each term.
Most associates spend about twelve hours per week on their enterprise work, with most of their time devoted to projects. The majority of the grade is based on project work, with additional consideration for collaboration skills, class participation, presentation skills and professionalism. .
The coursework is divided into three sections: Innovation, Opportunity Assessment, and Venture Topics:
Each section of the curriculum is designed to draw connections to the real-world projects of CVE associates.