Entrepreneurship

ENTR B300 Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.

Junior
ENTR B300 Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course sheds light on the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition to the funding and growth of a new venture. By engaging with case studies and each other, students learn how successful ventures have been created as well as how to create a novel venture from scratch. Importantly, the central aim of this course is not the creation of a successful business per se, but to provide a comprehensive toolkit for prospective founders so that their decision to engage in entrepreneurship is as well thought-out and fruitful as possible.

Junior
ENTR B430 Entrepreneurial Strategy
3.00 crs.

This course provides an in-depth look at the process of building a repeatable and scalable business venture from ideation through achievement of meaningful scale and eventual venture exit. The course focuses on the unique challenges of managing a rapidly growing business. The course is taught as a series of advanced case discussions supplemented with practitioner lectures studying the strategic decisions and day-to-day operational challenges of real start-up companies.

Junior
ENTR B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
ENTR B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
ENTR B493 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Entrepreneurship offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
ENTR B499 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
ENTR B815 Venture Capital Investment
3.00 crs.

This MBA Elective course exposes students to the world of venture capital and personal angel investment, equipping them to evaluate business opportunities from the investor’s perspective. Taught by practicing professionals, this class put students side-by-side with active local investors and teaches them to evaluate business models, understand term sheets, investment mechanics and valuation, as well as how to identify opportunities and perform due diligence on early-stage, high-growth start-up ventures.

ENTR B820 Innovation + Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course exposes students to the new venture development process using methods used in the world’s top start-up incubator programs. Students will receive expert coaching as they generate a novel business model, validate that model in their target market through real customer contact, and create a go-to-market plan and fundraising strategy that makes their business a reality. In doing so, students will learn skills that will serve them when they launch their own startup or drive corporate innovation initiatives.

ENTR B825 Entrepreneurial Strategy
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective class uses the both traditional and “live” case method to explore various topics related to starting, growing, and “exiting” scalable, high growth, businesses. It immerses students into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, exposing them to the everyday challenges and strategic decisions that must be made by the entrepreneur. The class also helps students understand the transition from a “start-up,” an entity searching for a business model, to a scalable growth-oriented business.

ENTR B830 New Venture Consulting
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course teaches students how to help advance startups through various stages of development, allowing them to experience what it is like to both be an integral part of a founding team and guide founder decision making in an early-stage company. Students will be part of teams during two consulting engagements: one as the Loyola IDEAcorps team “moving the needle” for a local entrepreneur in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and another as an autonomous consulting team working hand-in-hand with a growing start-up.

ENTR B831 Lean Startup Launchpad
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course provides real world, hands-on learning on what it’s like to commercialize a new technology. Students will take a novel technology sourced from partner institutions, such as Stennis Space Center, and work to translate the core technology into a viable business through an in-depth customer discovery process. In this “flipped classroom”, students will work closely with inventors, engineers and an extensive network of coaches and mentors to understand a specific technology in the context of a market, and understand what it takes to connect entrepreneurship, engineering, and innovative science.