Online MBA in Entrepreneurship
Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
If you are interested in studying how to start your own business or small business consulting—consider Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Explore how to start a new business through the rigorous the entrepreneurial process. Our MBA-Entrepreneurship program is designed to guide you through building your portfolio to a final business plan and launch strategy—offering you practical and real-world knowledge.
In this concentration, which builds upon the MBA core, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your business plan. If you are considering applying, you should already have a concept of a business you want to start, have started an entrepreneurial venture, or be a business consultant who wants to support small businesses in their entrepreneurial goals. As an exciting capstone to your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to present your finalized business plan to an investor or entrepreneur for feedback.
The MBA in Entrepreneurship:
- Is programmatically accredited by ACBSP
- Is designed to align with the National Business Education Association (NBEA)
- Features select courses eligible for intellipath®, our proprietary learning application, which you can use to customize coursework to suit your knowledge level
- Can be completed in as little as 12 months1
- Is ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report for the seventh year in a row*
CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Our online and mobile-friendly classes run 5 weeks long and you can choose from 9 start dates a year.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- February 21, 2023
- April 04, 2023
- May 09, 2023
- Colorado Springs
- Denver South
Online MBA in Entrepreneurship Program Details
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The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship (MBA-ENTR) is a 48-credit hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for the entrepreneurship concentration.
The MBA in Entrepreneurship degree program is designed to provide a rigorous immersion into the entrepreneurial process, exploring both entrepreneurship theory and practice. The program is designed to examine the challenges of developing and operating small firms; achieving business growth; securing funding and managing a budget; and problem-solving approach with emphasis on case studies and plans for new start-up ventures.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT614
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.
Applied Managerial Accounting 4 ECON616
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.
Applied Managerial Economics 4 MGMT690
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.
Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4 FINC615
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.
Applied Managerial Finance 4 INTD670The course analyzes the concepts of leadership versus managerial roles and responsibilities relative to societal expectations for ethical behavior and regulatory scrutiny affecting both leaders and managers in an organization setting. This course also differentiates among ethical decision-making processes and decision problems with ethical implications. Students examine a variety of complex ethical issues confronting industry leaders and professionals as they work with various stakeholders of an organization. Additionally, students explore the code of conduct at work, methods to implement a code of conduct, and issues related to managing conflicts of interest within a decision making process. Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4 MGMT600
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.
Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4 HRMT620
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.
Strategic Human Capital Management 4 MKTG630
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.
Applied Managerial Marketing 4 Total Credit Hours: 32
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ENTR605
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.
Integrated Marketing for Entrepreneurs 4 ENTR610
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.
Entrepreneurial Strategy, Planning & Leadership 4 ENTR615
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.
Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship: Skills for Success 4 ENTR630
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.
Entrepreneurial Business Planning Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 16
Total Credit Hours: 48
Accreditations and Alignments
The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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Admission RequirementsMBA 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 two MBA foundation courses (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 the foundation requirements may be waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
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Classes start February 21, 2023 *
*Start dates may vary by program and location.
1 As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks. Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.