Graduate Courses for Business Students

Business students wishing to acquire skills in advance entrepreneurship topics such as valuation, lean startups and financing new ventures should consider enrollment in ENTR 750/830: New Venture Creation. Students interested in honing their general management skills as well as acquiring direct client interaction experience should consider enrollment in MGMT 885/831: Business Consulting. For Masters of Accounting students pursuing the Advisory track, Business Consulting is a required course.

ENTR 750/830 New Venture Creation
This course in entrepreneurship shows the student how to start, grow and harvest a business. Students learn how diverse business disciplines integrate to form an optimal go-to-market plan for a given new business opportunity which maximizes likelihood of success and investor return. They learn how to commercialize a technological or social business opportunity and apply the models and theories acquired from other classes to clinical practice. Topics include identifying new venture opportunities, writing the business plan, validating the market opportunity, developing the business model and go-to-market strategy, preparing financial projections and new venture valuations, raising equity capital, understanding deal structures and terms, negotiating the term sheet, raising debt capital, and presenting the business plan to investors.
Fall 2015 (ENTR 830): MW 2:00-3:15pm
Instructor: Meyer Jr, Wallace W
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MGMT 885/831 Management & Leadership - Business Consulting
Through experiential learning using live consulting assignments, students will achieve understanding clarity of the linkage between models and theories studied in the classroom and application in the field; direct interaction with clients at sophisticated corporate organizations; and first hand experience in addressing significant business challenges with impactful and strategically correct solutions. Students will enhance their team and leadership skill capabilities through interaction with other team members. Course meets requirement for MAcc Advisory and Consulting Services Track.

Fall 2015 (MGMT 831): MW 9:30-10:45pm
Instructor: Meyer Jr, Wallace W
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Graduate Courses for Non-Business Students

Graduate students pursuing non-business degrees have several choices: they can enroll in either of the two courses identified above or they may consider pursuing a Certificate in Entrepreneurship which includes a four course sequence. For further details, please visit our Certificate in Entrepreneurship page. Non-business students wishing to explore developing and commercializing their own inventions and students wishing to enter the KU Catalyst, KU’s new student-business accelerator, are advised to enroll in ENTR 750/830: New Venture Creation. Address questions on either program to Wally Meyer.

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