Entrepreneurship Doctoral Minor Courses



The McGuire curriculum is an integrated package that is grounded in a two-semester course sequence of new venture development in which students learn the strategies and develop skills essential to moving an innovation along an idea path that begins with an early stage idea and ends with a sustainable enterprise model. The learning outcomes of the minor will benefit students interested in creating commercial ventures and non-profit organizations, as well as scientific and research groups, centers and institutes. In the program, the student will also learn important theories and concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

The minor curriculum requires that students actively participate in an entrepreneurial venture team that typically consists of four graduate students. The student team will develop a new venture development plan that requires the direct application of knowledge and skills gained through the coursework outlined above. Please note, students must begin this course sequence in the fall semester. 

The doctoral minor in entrepreneurship requires completion of the following courses for a total of 12 credit hours: 

Fall Semester

ECON 534 Industrial Analysis and New Venture Development (Venture Development I) Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m. / Thursdays 3:30-4:45 p.m.
SIE 567 Financial Modeling for Innovation  Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Spring Semester

MGMT 539 Planning of New Ventures (Venture Development II) Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m.
ENTR 599 Independent Study