Marshall School of Business
Courses of Instruction
The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
Enrollment in most 500-level business courses by non-business graduate students requires special permission. For information about the registration application process for non-business students, visit the Schedule of Classes.
Business Entrepreneurship (BAEP)
BAEP 423 Management of Small Businesses (4, FaSp) Strategic, organizational, financial, and human issues facing the small business.
BAEP 450 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (4, FaSp) Starting and managing one’s own business: developing a viable concept, organizing the enterprise, market and financial planning, and controlling the organization.
BAEP 451 The Management of New Enterprises (4, FaSp) Development of analytical and conceptual skills in entrepreneurship and venture management.
BAEP 452 Feasibility Analysis (4, FaSpSm) Students develop (including marketing, operating and financial consequences) analyze and validate entrepreneurial concepts using customer feedback and risk assessment to conclude worthiness to pursue. Prerequisite: one from BAEP 450 or BAEP 451 or BUAD 301.
BAEP 453 Venture Management (4, Sp) Design and application of organization structures and systems in management of new ventures. Prerequisite: BAEP 451.
BAEP 454 Venture Initiation: Launching and Scaling Your Startup (4, Sp) Learn to build a startup from concept to reality. Focus on real-world entrepreneurial action and execution. Prerequisite: BAEP 452.
BAEP 460 Seminar in Entrepreneurship (2, max 4, FaSpSm) Perspectives into the art and science of entrepreneurship under the guidance of a master instructor. Specific topics vary.
BAEP 465 Digital Playbook for Entrepreneurs: Creating a Tech Startup (2, FaSp) Learn to use digital tools and technologies, such as social media, mobile, cloud computing, and e-commerce, to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures.
BAEP 470 The Entrepreneurial Mindset — Taking the Leap (2, FaSp) A deeper insight into the entrepreneurial mind, how it approaches opportunities and challenges and gives leadership to an organization.
BAEP 480 Entrepreneurial Family Business (4, FaSp) Explores the dynamics of family and privately held businesses. Exploring generational and extended family issues, opportunities and obstacles faced in today’s environment. Not open to freshmen.
BAEP 491 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (4, Sp) Analysis of social enterprise models from micro-finance to job development. Analysis of basic issues regarding the difference between socially responsible companies, for-profit, and non-profit-run enterprises.
BAEP 495 Practicum in Business Issues (Internship) (1, FaSpSm) Combined classroom discussion and field application of business theories and practices; part-time internship employment. Project to be jointly defined by student, employer and professor. Graded CR/NC.
BAEP 496 The Digital Startup Launchpad (2, FaSpSm) Real-life challenge of imagining, prototyping, testing and iterating, building, pricing, marketing, distributing and selling a digital product or service. Prerequisite: BAEP 451 and BAEP 452 and ITP 466 and ITP 476; corequisite: ITP 496.
BAEP 497 Field Project in Entrepreneurship (2, max 4, FaSpSm) Individual or team projects solving real problems for an enterprise. Situation analyses; research proposal composition; field research techniques; statistical analysis; oral and written presentations. Open only to juniors and seniors. Graded CR/NC.
BAEP 499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSp) Current developments in the field of entrepreneurship: topics to be selected each semester.
BAEP 549 The Entrepreneurial Journey (2, FaSpSm) An introduction to entrepreneurship with a focus on opportunity recognition and the entrepreneurial mindset. Development of knowledge and skills in launching new ventures. Online registration open only to BUSV, ENTR, MMM, and SOCE majors. (Duplicates credit in BAEP 550, BAEP 551 and GSBA 586.)
BAEP 550 Entrepreneurship and Venture Management (1.5, FaSp) Develop conceptual and practical knowledge in entrepreneurship and new venture management. Duplicates credit in BAEP 549, BAEP 551 and GSBA 586. Web registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 551 Introduction to New Ventures (3, FaSp) Study and development of analytical and conceptual skills in the management of new enterprises and new ventures within large organizations. (Duplicates credit in BAEP 549, BAEP 550 and GSBA 586.)
BAEP 552 Cases in Feasibility Analysis (3, FaSpSm) Study of analytical techniques used to evaluate business concepts and new business development. Corequisite: BAEP 549 or BAEP 550 or BAEP 551 or GSBA 586. Online registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 553 Cases in New Venture Management (3, FaSpSm) Cases and readings expose students to the challenges of developing long-range strategies for entrepreneurial ventures. Case work emphasizes developing new industries, growth through strategic alliances, and issues involved in the long-term strategic positioning of emerging companies. Online registration open only to graduate business majors.
BAEP 554 Venture Initiation (3, Sp) Learn to launch and scale a new business through entrepreneurial action and execution. Prerequisite: BAEP 552 or BAEP 556.
BAEP 555 Management of Rapidly Growing Ventures (3, Sp) Exploration and analysis of the operational and financial issues entrepreneurs confront when managing a rapidly growing venture.
BAEP 556 Technology Feasibility (3, Fa) Learn critical thinking and analytical skills they need to evaluate, value, and manage technology as intellectual property. Understand the technology commercialization process, use data mining and assessment techniques for patent databases, and study the unique business issues facing high technology start-ups. Online registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 557 Technology Commercialization (3, Sp) Identification, evaluation and commercialization of new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the legal, financial and marketing aspects of technology transfer and development. Departmental approval is required. Online registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 558 The Entrepreneurial Advisor: Problem Solving for Early-Stage Companies (3, SpSm) Experiential course designed to develop skills in framing and solving complex problems in young companies. Apply skills to real ventures participating in course projects. Open only to graduate accounting students and business majors.
BAEP 559 Investing in New Ventures (3, FaSp) Focus on the entrepreneurial skill set applied to new venture opportunities. Taught from the business plan reader’s point of view; focus on selecting opportunities, structuring the relationship, adding value and realizing the value of that investment. Online registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 560 Acquiring Your Own Business or Opportunity (3, Sp) Issues faced by the entrepreneur who wishes to acquire an enterprise; appropriateness of an enterprise, understanding funding sources and valuation methods, developing a plan for due diligence, negotiating and consummating the transaction. The acquisition process, approaches to valuation, and the roles of the various parties in negotiating and consummating an acquisition of an existing business.
BAEP 561 Entrepreneurship in Innovative Industries: Life Sciences (1.5) The challenges of new venture creation in the biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare areas; experience, evaluate, and analyze profits of current impact in the life sciences.
BAEP 563 Corporate Entrepreneurship (3, FaSp) How established organizations build successful new businesses through corporate venturing and intrapreneurship. Learn to apply an entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial frameworks within an established organization. Online registration open to only graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 564 Investing in Impact Ventures (3, FaSp) Exploring the field of social impact investing, learn how social entrepreneurs attract for-profit investors and how conscious investors are utilizing investments to achieve social impact. Online registration open only to graduate business majors.
BAEP 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
BAEP 591 Social Entrepreneurship (3, Fa) Lead and manage with entrepreneurial methodology for charities, non-government organizations, social oriented enterprises and not for profit organizations. Online registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.
BAEP 592 Field Research in Business Entrepreneurship (.5-4, max 12, FaSpSm) Individual or team projects studying the business practices of an entrepreneurial industry, company, government agency, country, etc. Proposal, data collection, analyses, and written report. Open only to master’s and doctoral students. Graded CR/NC. Recommended preparation: Completion of required MBA, M.Acc. or MBT course work.
BAEP 593 Independent Research in Business Entrepreneurship (.5-4, max 12, FaSpSm) Independent research beyond normal course offerings. Proposal, research and written report/paper required. Open only to master’s students. Graded CR/NC.
BAEP 595 Internship in Business Entrepreneurship (.5-2, max 9, FaSpSm) Supervised on-the-job business experience in the student’s area of interest. (Curricular Practical Training.) Open only to graduate business and accounting majors. Graded CR/NC. Recommended preparation: Completion of required MBA, M.Acc., or MBT course work.
BAEP 596 Research Practicum in Business Entrepreneurship (.5-2, max 8, FaSpSm) Hands-on practical experience working with a faculty member in the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on an ongoing research project. Open only to master’s and doctoral students. Graded CR/NC.
BAEP 597 Consulting Project in Business Entrepreneurship (.5-5, max 12, FaSpSm) Individual or team project solving real business problems for an existing business entity, domestic and/or international. Proposal, field research, analyses and oral and written presentations. Open only to master’s and doctoral students. Graded CR/NC.
BAEP 599 Special Topics (1.5-3, max 9, Irregular) Current developments in the field of entrepreneurship: topics to be selected each semester.