MBA Majors in Entrepreneurship

With the graduation of MBA Class of 2019, the Entrepreneurial Management major will be discontinued. Currently matriculated students in the MBA Class of 2018 and 2019 are given the choice of whether to declare Entrepreneurial Management or Entrepreneurship & Innovation as a major, should they meet the listed criteria below. The MBA Class of 2020 and later can only declare the Entrepreneurship & Innovation major.

Requirements for the Entrepreneurial Management Major

The major requires a total of 5.0 credit units.  Only 1.0 credit unit of pass/fail coursework can be counted towards the major:

a) One credit unit (1.0 CU) of the Management Core (any combination of Management core courses up to a maximum of 1.0 CU)

b) MGMT 801: Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU) is required for the major and cannot be waived or substituted. Students are recommended (but not required) to take this foundation course before the elective courses listed in section ‘c’ below.

c) Three and a half credit units (3.5 CU) of the following:

FNCE 750 Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
HCMG 866 eHealth: Business Models and Impact
HCMG 867 Health Care Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU)
LGST 813 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
MGMT 731 Technology Strategy (0.5 – 1.0 CU)
MGMT 765 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management: Practices and Institutions of Silicon Valley
MGMT 766 Family Enterprise Management
MGMT 802 Change, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU)
MGMT 804 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management (0.5 CU)
MGMT 806 Venture Implementation
MGMT 809 Private Equity in Emerging Markets (0.5 CU)
MGMT 810 Societal Wealth Venturing
MGMT 811 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (0.5 CU)
MGMT 816 Building Human Assets in Entrepreneurial Ventures (0.5 CU)
MGMT 833 Strategies and Practices of Family Controlled Companies
MGMT 893 Advanced Study Project in Entrepreneurial Management (0.5 CU – 1.0 CU)
MGMT 899 Independent Study in Entrepreneurial Management (0.5 CU – 1.0 CU)
MKTG 741 Entrepreneurial Marketing (0.5 CU)
MKTG 890 Global Consulting Practicum (only 1.0 CU can count toward the major)
OIDD 614 Managing the Productive Core of the Firm: Innovation (0.5 CU)
OIDD 651 Innovation, Problem Solving, and Design (0.5 CU)
OIDD 654 Product Design and Development (0.5 CU)
OIDD 662 Enabling Technologies REAL 891 Real Estate Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU)

d) Optional: a maximum of one credit unit (1.0 CU) of the following courses may be substituted for 1.0 CU of elective courses listed under (c) above:

FNCE 751 Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions
MGMT 691/ OIDD 691/ LGST 806 Negotiations
MGMT 721 Corporate Development: Mergers and Acquisitions
MGMT 773 Managing Organizational Change
MKTG 721 New Product Management (0.5 CU)
MKTG 724 Advertising Management (0.5 CU)
MKTG 712 Data and Analysis for Marketing Decisions
MKTG 777 Marketing Strategy

Requirements for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Major

The major requires a total of 5.0 credit units.  Only 1.0 credit unit of pass/fail coursework can be counted towards the major:

a) One credit unit (1.0 CU) of the Management Core (any combination of Management core courses up to a maximum of 1.0 CU).

b) MGMT 801: Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU) is required for the major and cannot be waived or substituted. Students are recommended (but not required) to take this foundation course before the elective courses listed in section ‘c’ below.

c) Three and a half credit units (3.5 CU) of the following:

FNCE 750 Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
FNCE 751 Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions
HCMG 867 Health Care Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU)
LGST 813 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
MGMT 691/OIDD 691/LGST 806 Negotiations
MGMT 712 Managing Strategic Partnerships (0.5 CU)
MGMT 721 Corporate Development: Mergers & Acquisitions
MGMT 729 Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise (0.5 CU)
MGMT 731 Technology Strategy (0.5 – 1.0 CU)
MGMT 802 Change, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU)
MGMT 804 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management (0.5 CU)
MGMT 806 Venture Implementation
MGMT 809 Private Equity in Emerging Markets (0.5 CU)
MGMT 810 Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 811 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (0.5 CU)
MGMT 816 Building Human Assets in Entrepreneurial Ventures (0.5 CU)
MGMT 833 Strategies and Practices of Family-Controlled Companies
MKTG 721 New Product Management (0.5 CU)
MKTG 727 Marketing and Electronic Commerce (0.5 CU)
MKTG 734 Idea Generation and the Systematic Approach for Creativity (0.5 CU)
MKTG 741 Entrepreneurial Marketing (0.5 CU)
OIDD 515* Product Design
OIDD 614 Managing the Productive Core of the Firm: Innovation (0.5 CU)
OIDD 636 Scaling Operations (0.5 CU)
OIDD 662 Enabling Technologies
REAL 891 Real Estate Entrepreneurship (0.5 CU)

*Students may not count both OIDD 515 and OIDD 654 for credit towards the major.

Students may petition to substitute other courses (including INSEAD and other exchange program coursework) toward the requirements of the major. Such requests will be expected to demonstrate that the student is pursuing a coherent plan of entrepreneurship and innovation studies at Wharton. Petitions should be sent in writing to the major advisor, Nellie Gaynor at nelliebk@wharton.upenn.edu. Other courses cannot exceed 1.0 CU equivalent of Wharton coursework. Only 1.0 CU of Independent Study Project or Advanced Student Project, including Global Modular Courses or MKTG 890, Global Consulting Practicum, can be counted toward the major and must have approval by the department. To access an ISP/ASP registration form (as well as other MBA Program Office forms) see here.