Specialization in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

A management specialization in Entrepreneurship & Innovation provides a diverse set of options for students to hone their entrepreneurial skills.

4.0 credit units are required for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation specialization.

1 credit unit of the foundation courses in Entrepreneurship & Innovation:
MGMT 230  – Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu) and either MGMT 212  (Social Entrepreneurship – 0.5 cu) or MGMT 267 (Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation – 0.5 cu).

Note: M&T students, and only M&T students, may use MGMT 237 (1.0 cu) to fulfill this requirement in place of MGMT 230 (0.5 cu) + MGMT 267 (0.5 cu).

3 credit units of:

  • MGMT 117x  – Global Growth of Emerging Firms
  • MGMT 212   – Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 213   – Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition
  • MGMT 214   – Technology & Innovation Strategy
  • MGMT 229  – Intellectual Property Strategy
  • MGMT 231  – Venture Implementation
  • MGMT 233  – Strategies & Practices of Family-Controlled Companies
  • MGMT 237  – Management of Technology (M & T students only)
  • MGMT 249  – Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MGMT 251  – Consulting to Growth Companies
  • MGMT 264  – Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Management
  • MGMT 265  – Culture of Technology
  • MGMT 267  – Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation
  • MGMT 291  – Negotiations
  • FNCE 250   –  Venture Capital & the Finance of Innovation
  • FNCE 251   –  Finance of Buyouts & Acquisitions
  • HCMG 391  – Health Care Entrepreneurship
  • LGST 213    –  Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • MKTG 221  – New Product Management*
  • MKTG 227  – Marketing & Electronic Commerce
  • MKTG 234  – Creativity
  • MKTG 241   – Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • MKTG 262  – New Product Development*
  • OIDD 236   – Scaling Operations in Tech Ventures
  • OIDD 314    – Enabling Technologies
  • OIDD 415    – Product Design
  • REAL 396   – Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Note:
*Either MKTG 221 – New Product Management or MKTG 262 – New Product Development may count towards the specialization but not both.


Students may petition to substitute other courses toward the requirements of the specialization. Such requests will be expected to demonstrate that the student is pursuing a coherent plan of entrepreneurship and innovation studies at Wharton. Petitions should be sent in writing to Allison Elias or Adrian Tschoegl – 2013 SH-DH (215-898-1149).

For course days/times, see the course timetable on the Penn Registrar’s website

For additional information on resources available to undergraduates interested in entrepreneurship see the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship website.