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Part-Time MBA in Entrepreneurship

Larry Cox teaching entrepreneurship course at Pepperdine

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 MBA entrepreneurship concentration is built upon courses designed to help you tap into your creativity, and then translate your creative vision into a real business that not only produces wealth, but also allows you to express your personal values.

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

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Required Courses

Course No. Course Title Units
ENTR 661 Entrepreneurship and the Generation of New Venture Ideas 2
ENTR 662 The Feasibility of New Venture Ideas 2
ENTR 663 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures 2
ENTR 664 Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures 2
ENTR 665 Marketing Entrepreneurial Ventures 2
ENTR 667 New Venture Creation 2

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. The global business requirement is fulfilled by completing the Entrepreneurship concentration.