- GM 4403-A3 Global Enterprise
- GF 4430-A3 Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies - Summerim
- GF 5421-A3 Entrepreneurship - Valuation of the Private Firm
- GF 5422-A3 Entrepreneurship - The Global Business Plan
- GF 5424-A3 Managing the Global Family-Owned Business
- GF 5425-A3 Entrepreneurial Financing and Forecasting
- GF 5426-A3 Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
- GF 5450-A3 Entrepreneurial CEO - Winterim
- Executive MBA Course Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
This course focuses on the many aspects of creating and growing a global venture. The concepts of going to market, competitive sustainability and building a company to last are discussed along with the aspects and characteristics of global entrepreneurs and the global entrepreneurship process. The concepts of creativity, innovation and opportunity analysis are discussed in both an individual and corporate setting as are global ethics, citizenship and intrapreneurship (corporate venturing).
This course focuses on entrepreneurship and new venture creation in transition economies. It will focus on doing business and business opportunities in Hungary and Slovenia exemplifying doing business in transition economies. Students will have seminars from faculty members at the Budapest University of Economics and the University of Ljubljana, executives and managers of business organizations from various industrial sectors, government officials of the two countries, and capital providers in each country. Company visits and cultural activities will also occur.
This course is for entrepreneurs and venture financiers who desire to learn how non-public firms are valued. The course consists of lectures, in-class presentations by guest experts, in-class presentations by students, written examinations, team projects, and various assigned readings. Lectures will cover a review of financial theory and analytical techniques as they relate to valuation, a review of the various types of valuations mandated by law, and circumstance and the identification of the appropriate valuation techniques to apply in each circumstance. Students will be required to develop an understanding of the importance of the firm’s qualitative characteristics and the contribution qualitative firm characteristics make to firm value such as: (1) firm strategy; (2) firm management; (3) the firm’s product and/or technology; and (4) the firm’s ability to execute on its strategy. Students will prepare a team-generated valuation report and will learn how to value a firm by observing and valuing different relevant components of value. These components are: (1) the value of free cash flow (i.e., the value of an ongoing operating business); (2) the value of any control discounts or premiums; (3) the magnitude of any marketability or size discounts; and (4) the value of intellectual property or technology. Overall, the student should become more competent in using financial techniques to analyze a firm’s value and the student should develop a strong sense as to how qualitative aspects of a firm’s operation and performance can and should be considered when assessing firm value. This course is not offered every trimester.
The guiding framework for a global enterprise and an essential tool for the global entrepreneur is a well-developed, comprehensive business plan. The process of creating a business plan provides an in-depth view of the complex inter-dependency of the functional elements of a viable organization: marketing, finance, management & leadership and systems & operations. This course, via classroom lecture, case study, guest presentations by practitioners (venture capitalists, intellectual property attorneys, angel investors, marketing professionals) provides a capstone global learning experience to synthesize and apply fundamental concepts and principles from across a wide graduate business education spectrum. The main course deliverable is a fully-formed business plan that represents both a productive planning tool for the student entrepreneur-to-be as well as a robust learning experience to tie together many important elements of a graduate business experience. Qualifies for TIE II. This course is not offered every trimester.
This course explores and analyzes family business continuity challenges and best management, family and governance practices for the effective leadership of family-owned businesses. Since the focus is on pragmatic, action-oriented, management, governance and family/business leadership skills, the course will be taught primarily through live and written cases, discussions, lectures and a study/consultation experience with a family business.
This course focuses on finance concepts as applied in the real world by entrepreneurs. From the firm perspective, the course covers topics relevant to entrepreneurial finance, including financial statements, forecasting of key financial variables, funding plans and venture capital. The course will prepare prospective general managers of entrepreneurial companies on how to make the financial decisions involved with building high-risk, high-growth enterprises. It prepares business-minded students for careers focused on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Through the use of case study analysis, combined with readings from assigned sources and exercises, students will come to understand aspects in finance that are critical to the entrepreneurial venture. Students will be prepared to deal with the various financing and forecasting issues pertinent to closely held non-public firms. These skills are aimed at preparing the student to better deal with venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, and other financial stakeholders. This course is not offered every trimester.
The goal of this course is to offer a variety of opportunities for students to learn about social entrepreneurship and engage students in learning the contributors to high performing social enterprises. Students will explore stories of established social enterprises through books and case studies to uncover common themes and approaches. In addition, students will engage in experience exercises and class discuss for full emersion into the mindset of socially-oriented business and activities. The objective is to acquire needed skills and knowledge for building and leading social enterprises. Students will apply their knowledge learned in other global MBA courses in a creative and interdisciplinary way by evaluating other social efforts made by existing organizations, and by testing the feasibility of a new social enterprise idea. This course will attract students who are contemplating leading a social enterprise, interested in consulting to social enterprises, planning to serve as an advisor or volunteer in an organization, or funding social efforts or nonprofit organizations.
The Entrepreneurial CEO/Founder Seminar provides an understanding of, and appreciation for, the development and implementation of entrepreneurial strategies and policy development from the perspective of the CEO/Founder of the entrepreneurial enterprise. In this course, students will follow, from a “been there-done that” point of view, the “story” behind entrepreneurial ventures, and importantly, learn first hand both success and failure factors faced by the entrepreneur/CEO along the way. In addition to the obvious benefit of these shared experiences as told by the CEO/Founders, the seminar provides an intimate setting for interaction and personalization of the introductions the student will have with these entrepreneurial leaders.
The role of entrepreneurship and corporate venture (intrapreneurship) in an economy has been well documented and is of interest to businesspeople, politicians, and university professors and students. Creating and growing a new venture inside or outside the corporation is a task that few individuals are able to accomplish, even though many profess the desire. This course is based on an understanding of all the functional areas of business and applies the tools and analytical techniques of these functional areas to the new venture creation process with a global perspective.
The primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial process, and corporate venturing (intrapreneurship) in a global setting. This course will broaden a basic understanding obtained in the functional areas as they apply to new venture creation and growth. Specifically, the course will:
- Develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process.
- Integrate functional-area material as it applies to new venture creation and growth.
- Develop an understanding of the role and activities of entrepreneurship in a global setting.
- Provide an opportunity to evaluate your own entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial tendencies and ability to create a new venture/business plan.
- Understand the aspects of corporate venturing (intrapreneurship).
- Understand all aspects of developing and submitting a business plan.