The Entrepreneurship area of interest provides the opportunity to plan your own venture and actively participate in the process of angel investing. The Willamette MBA's unique “Developing New Ventures and Venture Investment” course was ranked as a top 10 entrepreneurship course in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.
Students may choose to pursue a formal concentration in Entrepreneurship. To complete the entrepreneurship concentration, students must have been enrolled in the Atkinson School during the 2019-20 academic year, declare Entrepreneurship as a concentration, complete a minimum of three (3) courses from the following list of elective courses with a grade of B (3.0) or higher, and meet all other requirements for graduation. The final MBA transcript of students who meet all of the above requirements, will list "Entrepreneurship" as an area of concentration.
- GSM 6226 - Venture Investing I
- GSM 6227 - Venture Investing II
- GSM 6228 - Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurial Thinking
- GSM 6281 - Developing New Ventures
In addition to entrepreneurship courses, students should prepare for their career by developing their knowledge and skills in all the functional areas required for successful decision-making in new ventures: marketing, finance, accounting, management systems, sales and industry analysis.
It is possible that a specific course may not be offered in a given year.