MBA in Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation Online

If you long to be your own boss, then Benedictine's MBA in Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation online could help you realize your dreams of business ownership. Balance the excitement and risk of starting your own venture with a firm grasp on a strategy for entrepreneurial success.

Small business continues to be the economic engine that propels our economy, and the entrepreneur with an enthusiastic vision is the driving force of any enterprise. Whether you have or are thinking about starting your own business or franchise, are working for a startup company or want to provide consulting for other businesses, Benedictine's online Entrepreneurship MBA will equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

The three courses in this concentration focus on key factors required to develop and assess opportunities and nurture new ventures, such as:

  • Managing creativity—Great ideas need solid plans to become viable business operations.
  • Building a business plan—The foundation of a successful business venture depends on going through the steps to build a strong strategy.
  • Financing your venture—Combine your creative idea with the business plan to present investors, banks, and loan companies the opportunity to invest capital in your venture.

The Master of Entrepreneurship Curriculum

The Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation concentration requires three concentration-specific courses in addition to the MBA courses:

  • MBA 559 Entrepreneurship: Learn about new venture management by studying entrepreneurial personalities, methods of managing creativity, and paths to establishing a successful enterprise. Examine the critical factors involved in the initiation and development of new business ventures with a global perspective. Topics include opportunity recognition, market assessment, organizational structure, seed capital and venture capital, successful business management and exit strategies. You will work on a new business plan as a course project to build your understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process.
  • MBA 622 Creativity and Innovation in Business: This course focuses on both individual and group methods to enhance innovation in an organization through creativity and new technologies to develop new products and processes. Learn the characteristics of corporate innovation, compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of internal corporate venture initiatives, delineate conditions that support successful new product development, analyze various methods that enhance creative ability and explain the importance of corporate sustainability and its impact on business models.
  • MBA 655 Financing New Ventures: Explore various methods of obtaining financing to keep your new venture running smoothly. Focus on the impact of venture capital markets and various financial resources on the life cycle of a new venture as well as management techniques to secure and maximize alternative funding strategies. You will also examine various effective financial strategies and management skills that are vital to guiding a new and growing enterprise in a global business environment.

Why Benedictine University Online?

By earning your online MBA in Entrepreneurship at Benedictine, you can take advantage of all that Benedictine has to offer its students:

  • The fully online, interactive format gives you the flexibility to complete your coursework according to your own schedule.
  • Earn the same respected and highly-regarded degree as students in the traditional, on-campus MBA program.
  • Get help from a full-time advisor when you need it.

Find out more about how Benedictine's online MBA in Entrepreneurship can prepare you for a future of exciting business endeavors. Call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to an Admissions Advisor, or request more information.