Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship

CTU’s MBA-Entrepreneurship degree program is designed to help you prepare for responsibilities related to starting up and running new business ventures. CTU’s ACBSP-accredited curriculum balances essential business theories with real-world practices. Aligned to AACSB standards and National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education, coursework is structured to help you explore new business venture development, operation, funding, growth, challenges and more with an emphasis on case studies.

CTU’s MBA degree program was named a Tier One program among North American universities in 2015 by CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum.1 CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.2

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcomission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

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  • Program Outline

    The following courses are specific to the Entrepreneurship concentration. To view courses that must be completed for all MBA degrees, visit the MBA overview page.

    • Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs
    • Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Success
    • Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone

    View this degree in the catalog for a full course listing.

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements
    Courses: Core
    ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting

    4

    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics

    4

    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

    4

    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance

    4

    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

    4

    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making

    4

    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management

    4

    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing

    4

    Core Credit Hours: 32
    Courses: Concentration
    ENTR605 ENTR605 Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    4

    ENTR610 Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership

    4

    ENTR615 Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Success

    4

    ENTR630 Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone

    4

    Concentration Credit Hours: 16
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 48

    MBA 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 preparatory courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, 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 or has evidence of significant professional experience in all of the business discipline areas, the preparatory 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 CTUís non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The preparatory courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

    MBA preparatory courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students who do not meet the MBA preparatory requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these preparatory courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

    ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting

    This course focuses on using available accounting information to help managers of the firm make relevant decisions. Examines how the financial information developed for external users forms the basis for the managerial accounting system. Explores costing systems, cost behavior analysis, responsibility accounting and volume-profit relationships.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT502  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics

    During this course the student will study the practical aspects of both micro- and macroeconomics and how they are applied to the managerial environment. The students investigate the role of economic principles in management analysis and decision making: the study of demand, cost, and supply concepts from a business viewpoint; and the application of national income measures to strategic planning and the future.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT502  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

    Students will master analytical and integrative tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries, firms, and competitors. Course material includes methods to predict competitive behavior and develop and implement strategic plans to achieve and sustain a competitive profile in the emerging global marketplace.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT503  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance

    Emphasizes management decision making utilizing accounting and finance concepts. The following subjects are addressed in the course: financial reports and metrics, financial analysis and planning, financial forecasting, financial markets, financial leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting processes, cost of capital and long term financing. The student will apply the knowledge learned by completing a financial strategy report and accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of financial analysis from either the academic or professional literature.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT502  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

    Course will review and analyze the concepts of leadership versus managerial roles and responsibilities and examine how societal expectations for ethical behavior and regulatory scrutiny affect both leaders and managers in an organization setting. This course will differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision-making processes and differentiate among decision problems and address issues within a decision-making process. Students will also examine a variety of complex ethical issues confronting industry professionals as they work with various stakeholders of an organization. Additionally, students will explore the ‘Code of Conduct’ at work, issues related to managing conflicts of interest within a decision making process, and differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision making.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT501  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making

    This course emphasizes the practical application of descriptive and inferential statistics to decisions made in a managerial role. The following subjects are addressed in the course: data summarization and presentation, data analysis, test of hypotheses, discrete and continuous distributions, estimation theory, simple and multiple correlation and regression, analysis of variance, multivariate statistics and non parametric methods. The student will apply the knowledge learned by completing a data aggregation and reduction exercise report and by accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of applied statistics from either the academic or professional literature.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT502  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management

    Human capital management creates a paradigm to strategically look at people as the most valuable asset. This course provides a framework for students to integrate human capital management as part of the overall business strategy. By understanding, evaluating and integrating the human capital management model, the student will also be able to apply these approaches both domestically and globally.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT503  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing

    This course emphasizes the application of marketing concepts, tools and decision-making processes middle managers use in developing marketing plans, programs and strategies. Within the marketing strategy framework, it also examines market analysis and measurement, profitability and productivity analysis, product development, promotion and pricing strategies, the logistics systems approach and the marketing plan. The student will apply the knowledge learned by structuring and presenting to the class a practical strategic marketing plan.

    Prerequisites

    MGMT503  for MBA program only

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ENTR605 Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    This course will present the new media to students of entrepreneurship. The course will offer a practical look at the market in terms of what tools have worked, what tools currently work, and how to use these tools for marketing success. This course will focus heavily on web-based communication, including the social media, wikis, blogs, audio/video, podcasts, viral content, and content rich websites. A key element of the course will be writing an individual digital marketing strategy, and integrating it into the business plan.

    Prerequisites

    MKTG630

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ENTR610 Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership

    This course will shape students’ business plans through market analysis, financial analysis, and an analysis of support organizations. This course will address the various sources and uses of funding, including a look at the processes, risks and rewards of working with venture capital, angel investors, private equity groups and various loan origination organizations. At the conclusion of this course, students will have the strategic and financial components of their business plans articulated and included in the framework of their business plans.

    Prerequisites

    ENTR615

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ENTR615 Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Succes

    This course will facilitate student exploration into the mindset of being an entrepreneur or intrapreneur. Students will explore their own personality and determine matches with the core attributes of being a successful entrepreneur. In this course students will understand and conduct the venture product/service development process. This process will include a basic operational plan. At the conclusion of this process, students will have established the basic framework of their business plans.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ENTR630 Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone

    This capstone course will require students to finalize all components of their business plan. Students will be required to present their plan to a venture capitalist or angel investor for feedback and comments. Students will be required to complete initial processes for establishing their business as well as a strategic plan to launch their business after the course.

    Prerequisites

    ENTR610

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×
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    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right MBA degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a MBA in Entrepreneurship include:5

    • General Manager
    • Regional Director
    • Business Analyst
    • Business Development Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Administrative Director
    • Director of Sales
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1CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum, named CTU’s MBA program a Tier One program among North American universities in 2015.

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