MANAGMNT 241: New Venture Creation New Venture Creation introduces students to the process of bringing an innovation to life. Students will learn how to analyze changes in society that create the need for innovation. In teams, students will identify a specific opportunity, investigate its feasibility and plan its operation.
MANAGMNT 341: New Ventures Case-based entrepreneurship course focusing on the entrepreneurial experience. Topics include the business plan, raising money for a new venture, assessing the riskiness of new businesses and the unique management challenges of startups.
MANAGMNT 342: New Venture Financing This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the financing alternatives that may be available to a growing enterprise during its life cycle and the costs and benefits of each. After reviewing the basics of capital structure, the course covers a full range of financing options from traditional venture capital to corporate investments, government grants and funding techniques that make use of the internet. The course also addresses some of the strategic financial decisions that the entrepreneur encounters as the company matures.
MANAGMNT 343: New Venture Organization & Growth This course addresses the issues an entrepreneur must navigate to turn an idea into a vibrant business. Students learn how entrepreneurs form companies, build teams, secure intellectual property and develop a corporate culture. Throughout the course, particular attention is paid to “people issues”, including founder relations and the dynamic between the CEO and board of directors. Students also see that the entrepreneurial journey can become rocky when competitors try to block key hires, when the party on the other side of the table is a corporate giant and when cash gets tight. The course ends on an upbeat note when the business is to be sold for a sizeable payday. New Venture Organizing & Growth will be a required course for Isenberg students who wish to qualify for a concentration in entrepreneurship.
MANAGMNT 462 & MANAGMNT 491B: Social Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurship involves using the skills and strategies of business to innovatively and sustainably solve social, environmental and economic problems. As a result, this course will help students identify and create business opportunities that have positive social impacts.
SCH-MGMT 397A, ST: Introduction to Entrepreneurship This course teaches how to start for profit or non-profit organizations and raise the funding you need.
SCH-MGMT 597 N, P: Venture Accelerator Course Ventures apply to take this year-long course to move from idea to launch. This is a flipped-classroom experience where teams are guided each week on what actions and goals should be accomplished for the next week.
The Isenberg Real Estate series provides students with an increased opportunity to study and become involved with commercial real estate, encourages real estate entrepreneurship, develops industry resources, and hopes to facilitate Isenberg students obtaining internships and career opportunities in real estate.