The MBA in Entrepreneurship is designed to give students the opportunity to develop innovative business plans and solutions and equip them with the tools to do so for their current and future business ventures.
The MBA program at FSU requires students to complete 36 credit hours for MBA with the concentration in Entrepreneurship.
This course focuses on the generation and analysis of ideas and the managerial decisions necessary to operate a new venture. It emphasizes creativity and the source of ideas, an idea's operational feasibility, analysis of the environment, industry, and financial resources needed by the entrepreneur for improving the chances of success, as well as operational issues such as marketing, risk protection, and human resource management. Self-assessment and other managerial decision-making tools aid in determining the entrepreneurial interest of course participants.
This course represents a case based approach focusing on the integration of technology and strategy and social and ethical issues of technology management. Emphasis is placed on designing technology strategies and managing innovative systems for developing new products and businesses.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
This course focuses on financing a new firm from startup to maturity. Topics include: business models and business plans, financial projections, financing new ventures through debt and equity, structuring deals through term sheets, negotiating with investors and other stakeholders, controlling growth, and managing harvest and exit.
Prerequisite: FINC 620 or equivalent
Careers in Entrepreneurship
Students who graduate with an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship will have the required skills to start their own business, improve their own business and to apply for the following positions in a small to large businesses as:
- Innovation Consultant
- Growth Marketer
- Venture Capitalist