Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Concentration
The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship (MBA-ENTR) is a 48-credit hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for the entrepreneurship concentration.
The MBA in Entrepreneurship degree program is designed to provide a rigorous immersion into the entrepreneurial process, exploring both entrepreneurship theory and practice. The program is designed to examine the challenges of developing and operating small firms; achieving business growth; securing funding and managing a budget; and problem-solving approach with emphasis on case studies and plans for new start-up ventures.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Accreditations and Alignments
The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Master of Business Administration Outcomes
- Managing across various businesses and disciplines
- Applying business theories, concepts and methods to current or future position
- Contributing to the enhancement of the mission and value-proposition of the organization
MBA Program Learning Outcomes
- 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
MBA-ENTR Concentration Learning Outcomes
- 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)
|ACCT614||Applied Managerial Accounting||
|ECON616||Applied Managerial Economics||
|MGMT690||Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments||
|FINC615||Applied Managerial Finance||
|INTD670||Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making||
|MGMT600||Applied Managerial Decision-Making||
|HRMT620||Strategic Human Capital Management||
|MKTG630||Applied Managerial Marketing||
|Total Credit Hours:||32
|ENTR605||Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs||
|ENTR610||Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership||
|ENTR615||Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Success||
|ENTR630||Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone||
|Total Credit Hours:||16
Total Credit Hours: 48MBA 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 foundation courses (MGMT501
, 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 the foundation 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 foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501
, or MGMT503
as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501
prior to starting INTD670
and complete and pass MGMT502
prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
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