Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Concentration

The MBA in Entrepreneurship degree program provides a rigorous immersion into the entrepreneurial process, exploring both entrepreneurship theory and practice. Examination of the challenges of developing and operating small firms; achieving business growth; securing funding and managing a budget; learn problem-solving approach with emphasis on case studies and plans for new start-up ventures.

MBA Program prepares the student:

  • to know how to manage across various business disciplines
  • to apply business theories, concepts and methods to a current or future position
  • to contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value-proposition of the organization

MBA Entrepreneurship program competencies:

  • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment.
  • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making.
  • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively.
  • Interpret and identify entrepreneurship characteristics, skills, knowledge and abilities needed to start and operate a new business venture.
  • Develop and write an effective business and marketing plan for a new venture.
  • Examine and implement the use of social media marketing for new ventures and the role of entrepreneurial decision making in marketing efforts.
  • Effectively communicate new business ideas to investors, customers, and partners (elevator pitch and business plan presentation).

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting

4

ECON616Applied Managerial Economics

4

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance

4

INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

4

MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making

4

HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management

4

MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing

4

Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

ENTR605Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs

4

ENTR610Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership

4

ENTR615Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Success

4

ENTR630Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48

MBA Foundation Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.

Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA preparatory courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.

If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above or has evidence of significant professional experience in all of the business discipline areas, the preparatory requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The preparatory courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

MBA preparatory courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students who do not meet the MBA preparatory requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the preparatory course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the preparatory course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these preparatory courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus