Creating new businesses, capturing new markets, enhancing organizational effectiveness occur through innovation, transforming processes - or both. New technologies, processes, competition and globalization compel entrepreneurs and existing firms to distance from the familiar and foster innovation and agility. This course examines successful strategies, business models, frameworks, funding, barriers and risks for introducing break-through products and services. Topics include business model innovation, strategic leadership, human centered and design-driven innovation, knowledge and change management.
Entrepreneurial Financial Management course offers an applied, realistic view of finance for today's entrepreneurs. It provides an integrated set of concepts and applications that draw from entrepreneurship, finance, and accounting, and will prepare students for the world they will most likely face as they start their new businesses. Attention is paid to venture capital and public offerings, but these are put in their proper perspective.