2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

New Venture Creation Concentration

Program Description

Students will cover advanced topics in innovation and entrepreneurship to help increase their skills and further career goals. They will study the economics of innovation including technological change, economic growth, globalization, and long-wave cycles that affect innovation in business and organization. Students will also take courses on technology-based ventures and entrepreneurship.

Admission Criteria

Applicants to the official degree-seeking Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program must meet the following admission criteria:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Your bachelor’s degree does not have to be in business.
  • A good academic foundation for graduate study as reflected in the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate* grade point average (GPA) on a four-point scale. Applicants who have successfully completed an American graduate degree (or equivalent international graduate degree as determined by international admissions), will be reviewed based on cumulative graduate GPA.
    • 3.0 to 4.0 GPA: No GMAT score is required for admission.
    • 2.70 to 2.99 GPA: GMAT is not required, but you will be conditionally admitted. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after completing nine credit hours of M.B.A. coursework to be fully admitted. If they do not meet this goal, they will be denied admission. Credits earned while on conditional status will apply toward the degree requirements once fully admitted into the program.
    • 2.50-2.69 GPA: Applicants may petition for admission. You are required to submit a minimum GMAT score of 400 or a minimum GRE score can be substituted for the GMAT score.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this concentration will be able to:

1. Face an unstructured business situation, such as an innovative technology, a start-up or a recently formed company, and develop recommendations to best address the opportunity for commercialization through evaluation and analysis.

2. Put fundamental business planning skills into practice. Use analysis and planning tools (e.g., business model canvas, market analysis, competitive analysis, forecasts) to develop sound recommendations.



Required Three Courses: 9 Hours

Total: 33 Hours