ANNOUNCEMENT: Inc. magazine names Willamette MBA New Ventures/Venture Investing course as one of the "10 Best Entrepreneurship Courses of 2011"
A successful entrepreneur must be outstanding in sales, marketing, strategy, management, systems, finance, accounting, and able to balance the needs of each area for their organization. The Entrepreneurship area of interest develops expertise in the combination of all of the functional areas.
Entrepreneurship starts in the first year with the PACE projects where students build team management skills and apply theory to write a business plan for a new venture. A selected group of first year MBA students will also take a spring semester elective course in entrepreneurship titled "Entrepreneurial Thinking."
In the second year, students ramp up their knowledge, experience and skills in elective courses such as ecommerce, marketing, selling, industry analysis and the year-long "New Ventures to Launch" and "Venture Investing" classes where students design and launch their own great new business or take an active role as a member of Angel Investor groups throughout the Northwest. Learn more and watch a video about the angel investing program here.
elective courses listed below are recommended for students interested in Entrepreneurship.
Students may select courses from the list and from other areas of interest to
build a customized individual program that meets their specific goals.
|GSM 611 -
Managing Organizational Change|
|GSM 619 - Management Science|
|GSM 641 - Industry Analysis
|GSM 653 - Venture Investing I (fall semester)
|GSM 653 - Venture Investing II (spring smester)
|GSM 661 - Marketing Strategy |
|GSM 662 - Integrated Marketing Communications|
|GSM 667 - Design Thinking|
|GSM 681 - New Ventures to Launch I (fall semester)|
|GSM 681 - New Ventures
to Launch II (spring semester)|
|GSM 628 - Entrepreneurial Thinking
|GSM 750 - Internship|
courses in each area of interest are offered every year. It is possible that a
specific course may not be offered in a given year. Current and recent course
schedules are available for viewing at http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/students/schedule.htm