University of Southern California

Curriculum

Overview

Undergraduate Program

Faculty Coordinator: Tommy Knapp
For Marshall students seeking to focus on entrepreneurship, we offer a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, a.k.a. "The Entrepreneur Program," consisting of a recommended a sequence of four courses: Management of New Enterprises; Cases in Entrepreneurship (Feasibility Analysis); Business Plan; and Starting and Growing the New Venture.

For Marshall students, we offer the following minor: For non-Marshall students, we offer the following minors:
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor in Innovation: The Digital Entrepreneur (jointly with the Viterbi School)
  • Minor in Technology Commercialization (jointly with the Viterbi School)

We also offer a wide range of entrepreneurship courses which can be taken as individual electives.

Graduate Program

Faculty Coordinator: Steven Mednick
We offer MBA candidates an Entrepreneurship Concentration that requires a minimum of four courses for completion. Concentrators are required to take Introduction to New Ventures or the Entrepreneurship Prefall for MBA.PM students, Feasibility Analysis, and The Business Plan. Elective options include Cases in New Venture Management, Investing in New Ventures, Technology Feasibility, Technology Commercialization, and Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Faculty Coordinator: Andrea Belz

Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship
Faculty Coordinator: Adlai Wertman

Certificate in Technology Commercialization

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Kathleen Allen
For graduate students in science, engineering, and business, this program provides opportunities to learn commercialization skills in an academic/real world environment that combines theory and practice.

  • Certificate in Technology Commercialization

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