Assistant Professor of Management
Research Interests: entrepreneurship, investor decision making, micro-level foundations of entrepreneurship, perceptions and cues in funding decisions
MGMT801 - Entrepreneurship
MGMT801 is the foundation course in the Entrepreneurial Management program. Thepurpose of this course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation and growth. While most of the examples in class will be drawn from new venture formation, the principles also apply to entrepreneurship in corporate settings and to non-profit entrepreneurship. We will be concerned with content and process questions as well as with formulation and implementation issues that relate to conceptualizing, developing and managing successful new ventures. The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from functional areas of strategic management, finance, accounting, managerial economics, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior in the context of new venture development. The class serves as both a stand alone class and as a preparatory course to those interested in writing and implementing a business plan (the subject of the semester-long course, MGMT 806). Course is offered in Fall/Q1, Q2 and Spring/Q3, Q4
Format: Lectures and case discussions
Requirements: Class participation, interim assignments, final project
MGMT801 Simulation version. Just as in the other 801 classes, your final team project will involve developing a pitch for a new business (you can work across sections with groups doing the standard version of 801), but you will be playing the award-winning Looking Glass entrepreneurship simulation rather than doing individual reaction papers. The Looking Glass simulation is an intense and fun 3-week simulation that is played outside of class and gives you the chance to experience what running a startup company is like. The simulation takes more time during the three weeks it runs, thought total time commitments are the same across both class versions. The material covered is the same as in the standard version of MGMT 801, and follows the same schedule.