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MBA Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship MBA

Available to 15- and 20-Month MBA Students

Entrepreneurship is, at its core, a creative activity. It involves starting a new venture with an innovative idea — frequently for a market that currently does not exist. As a result, the entrepreneurship concentration at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management is built upon MBA courses designed to help you tap into your creativity, and then translate your vision into a real business that not only produces wealth, but allows you to express your personal values.

Your first step includes two MBA courses to assist you in discovering your own brainchild - a personally compelling venture idea with large market potential. These are followed by three MBA courses to help you flesh out a business model that will generate profits, build your organization, and make a connection with your market.

Your final step is a course that pulls it all together, resulting in a business plan that you present to a panel of angel and venture capital investors.

Required Entrepreneurship MBA Courses

Students have the opportunity to participate in a ENTR 660 Opportunities in Entrepreneurship Seminar prior to or after enrolling in ENTR 661.

ENTR 661 and ENTR 662 must be taken in sequence and precede the other courses. ENTR 667 is a capstone course which must be taken upon completion of the other five courses. ENTR 663, ENTR 664, and ENTR 665 may be taken concurrently or in any order, but are best taken in sequence starting with ENTR 663, followed by ENTR 664, and ending with ENTR 665.

Course No. Course Title Units Suggested Term
ENTR 660 Opportunities in Entrepreneurship Seminar Series 0 Prior to or during Fall Session A of second year
ENTR 661 Entrepreneurship and the Generation of New Venture Ideas 2 Fall Session A
ENTR 662 The Feasibility of New Venture Ideas 2 Fall Session B
ENTR 663 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures 2 Spring Session A
ENTR 664 Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures 2 Spring Session A
ENTR 665 Marketing Entrepreneurial Ventures 2 Spring Session A
ENTR 667 New Venture Creation 2 Spring Session B

Please note that this sequence is for 20-month MBA students. Since a specific course sequencing is required, other Full-time MBA students desiring a concentration in entrepreneurship must speak with their program advisor before the start of the fall term of their first year. This includes all 12- and 15-month students.

A Leader in Entrepreneurship

As part of our foundational hallmarks, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School brings an entrepreneurial focus to the classroom. We are recognized by Forbes as one of the Most Entrepreneurial Universities in the nation.

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