Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship specialization will give students knowledge of the key skills necessary to launch a new business successfully. Students will also learn how to evaluate the viability of new businesses and appropriate ways to form and fund new business ventures. The program also will add value to those already working within a company to recognize new market opportunities and act as intrapreneurs.

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About the Program

The Entrepreneurship specialization will give students knowledge of the key skills necessary to launch a new business successfully. Students will also learn how to evaluate the viability of new businesses and appropriate ways to form and fund new business ventures. The program also will add value to those already working within a company to recognize new market opportunities and act as intrapreneurs.

 The courses are:

  1. ENTR 6335 Entrepreneurship
  2. ENTR 6370 Entrepreneurial Law
  3. ENTR 6360 Entrepreneurial finance and funding

With an additional course:

 ENTR 6341 Entrepreneurial Marketing Fundamentals

Students would be qualified for a certificate in Entrepreneurship

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Courses

The objectives of this course are to review certain elements of financial reporting, to develop financial analysis skills, and to gain experience in using accounting information for decision making. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6301 or ACCT 2301 AND ACCT 2302
This course applies economic analysis to managerial issues in the business world. Specific topics considered include demand analysis, production and costs, pricing policies and market structures. Extensive use is made of case analysis.
This course covers the management of the flow of funds in the firm. Topics include the optimal utilization of funds, and the behavior of financial institutions and markets.
Alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data, & people) that organizations utilize in applying information systems. The roles of the user/manager identifying opportunities, obtaining computer applications and creatively using information technology to improve operational, tactical and strategic planning and performance. Topics that will be covered include enterprise systems, managerial support systems, decision support systems, e-commerce applications.
This course is an advanced study of marketing policy and decision-making based upon a consumer orientation, innovation and creative adaptation to change, cultural implication of marketing action, and the role of theory in marketing. It investigates how marketing affects overall corporate and business decisions and gives students an opportunity to look at high-level strategic marketing decisions in product planning, promotion pricing and distribution.
An analysis of organizational behavior theories and their application to organizational settings and the workplace with the goal of improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Students will examine the role of motivation, work attitudes, perception, decision-making, diversity, leadership, communication, power, teamwork, personality, culture, ethics, values, and other aspects of organizational life that drive human behavior in organizational settings.
The study of the role of the production function in the business system and its relationship to marketing and finance. The focus is on the decision-making necessary for productivity improvement in the transformation process of manufacturing and non-manufacturing service organizations. Strategies of production system design, capacity management, quality management; production planning, inventory planning and control, facility location and supply chain management are explored. Systems studies include Just-in-Time, Total Quality Management and Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
This capstone course integrates the skills and knowledge needed in the job of the general manager, with the central theme of competitive advantage analysis. The main topics covered in this course include formulating strategy, managing strategic change, implementing strategy and developing general manager. The objectives of this course will be achieved by simulation decision-making, case discussion, and other learning tools.
Business research techniques and methodologies. Topics include scientific method, business information sources, research proposal development and evaluation, research design, scaling and instrument design, sampling design, statistical packages and applications, research reporting and writing and ethical considerations in business research.
This course deals with the critical factors of initiating and managing new growth-oriented ventures. There is a primary focus on the behaviors of entrepreneurs (both successful and unsuccessful), the venture creation process, new venture strategies, identification and evaluation of new venture opportunities, new venture financing, legal and tax considerations, and other key aspects of the entrepreneurial process.
This course covers the key marketing skills that are necessary for a successful business development and launch. Topics covered include Value Proposition, Minimum Viable Product, Customer identification, segmenting and targeting and finally solution selling.
This course is designed to provide students with legal literacy relating to entrepreneurship and small business along with the substantive knowledge necessary to enable them to interact competently with lawyers, accountants, and other professionals. Topics discussed include moving from existing business relationships to a start-up, business organizations, real property ownership and leaseholds, engaging with human resources, product sales and liabilities, insurance, creditors rights and bankruptcy, establishing a global presence, and mergers and acquisitions. Other topics introduced and covered extensively in other courses include fundraising, intellectual property, and negotiating and writing contracts.
An examination of financial and managerial accounting theory and concepts and their application in financial and managerial decision making.
This course introduces fundamental concepts of financial tools and analysis for making effective managerial decisions. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, decisions affecting the internal management of the firm, financial statement analysis, and operational planning and budgeting.
An introduction to statistical methodology to include probability concepts, inference techniques, analysis of variance, regression analysis, chi square and other nonparametric analyses. This course focuses on the use of the computer in performing statistical analysis.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Scholarships

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Financial Aid

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Additional Fees

No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

GMAT or GRE

Required for admission. GMAT/GRE waiver available