Graduate Programs

Our highly experiencial programs let you fast track your career, whether you want to launch the newest headline-making startup or bring added value to your employer. The Greif Center's immersive master's programs can be completed over one year, full time, or two years, part time -- making them short term investments with a long-term payoff.

Graduate Programs 

MBA candidates may earn an entrepreneurship concentration requiring a minimum of four courses for completion. To qualify for the concentration, students are required to take Introduction to New Ventures, Cases in Feasibility Analysis, Venture Initiation and one additional elective course offered by the Greif Center. Elective options include Cases in New Venture Management, Investing in New Ventures, Technology Feasibility, Technology Commercialization, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Founder's Dilemmas, Acquiring Your Business or Opportunity, Entrepreneurship in Innovative and Industries: Life Sciences, and more.

MBA Concentrations: Entrepreneurship & Venture Management; Technology Commercialization; and Entrepreneurship & Operations
Academic Director: Professor Steven Mednick

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship the critical skills and knowledge needed to start a new company or pursue a career in corporate venturing and technology commercialization.

In this collaborative, 12-month program, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of entrepreneurial decision making, business model formation and evaluation, product development and execution strategies, team formation and growth, and launching and financing a new venture — a complete toolkit for the future.
Students from all academic interests and disciplines are welcome. This integrated business curriculum helps you thrive in a competitive marketplace and is a powerful complement to degrees in such fields as engineering, life sciences, communications, and cinema.
Academic Director: Professor Tommy Knapp

Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship Solving world problems is no longer solely the province of policy professionals and social workers. Today’s complex problems require business acumen and leadership to drive sustainable change.

Social entrepreneurs are leading for-profit and non-profit organizations that offer innovative market-based solutions to problems in education, healthcare, poverty, and the environment. These enterprises and programs — from global micro-finance to mission-based.

With an MS in Social Entrepreneurship, you will experience a business education geared to the unique aspects of social impact and be prepared to become a leader in the eld. You will develop the acumen to balance head and heart as you embark on a career with meaning and attack pressing global challenges.
Academic Director: Professor Adlai Wertman; Administrative Director: Professor Abby Fifer Mandell

Certificate in Technology Commercialization Learn to take a new technology to market. Gain insights into the full commercialization process: invention, product development, technical and market feasibility analysis, intellectual property, business design, and venture funding. Link theory and practice through internships and projects. For more information click here.
Academic Director: Professor Pai-Ling Yin


BAEP 549: The Entrepreneurial Journey

An introduction to entrepreneurship with a focus on opportunity recognition and the entrepreneurial mindset. Development of knowledge and skills in launching new ventures. (2 units)

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BAEP 550: Entrepreneurship and Venture Management

Develop conceptual and practical knowledge in entrepreneurship and new venture management. Open only to graduate students. (1.5 units)

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BAEP 552: Cases in Feasibility Analysis

Study of analytical techniques used to evaluate business concepts and new business development. (3 units)

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BAEP 553: Cases in New Venture Management

Cases and readings expose students to the challenges of developing long-range strategies for entrepreneurial ventures. Case work emphasizes developing new industries, growth through strategic alliances, and issues involved in the long-term strategic positioning of emerging companies. (1.5 to 3 units)

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BAEP 554: Venture Initiation

Learn to launch and scale a new business through entrepreneurial action and execution. (3 units)

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BAEP 555: Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipate and Avoid Startup Pitfalls

Delves into founders’ early decisions about when and whether to found, co-founders, hires, and investors that tend to get them into trouble down the road. (3 units)

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BAEP 556: Technology Feasibility

Learn critical thinking and analytical skills they need to evaluate, value, and manage technology as intellectual property. Understand the technology commercialization process, use data mining and assessment techniques for patent databases, and study the unique business issues facing high technology startups. (3 units)

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BAEP 557: Technology Commercialization

Identification, evaluation and commercialization of new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the legal, financial and marketing aspects of technology transfer and development. 
Open to only graduate business and accounting students. (3 units)

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BAEP 558: The Entrepreneurial Advisor: Problem Solving for Early Stage Companies

Experiential course designed to develop skills in framing and solving complex problems in young companies. Apply skills to real ventures participating in course projects. Open to only graduate accounting and business students. (1.5 to 3 units)

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BAEP 559: Investing in New Ventures

Focus on the entrepreneurial skill set applied to new venture opportunities. Taught from the business plan reader's point of view; focus on selecting opportunities, structuring the relationship, adding value and realizing the value of that investment. (3 units)

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BAEP 560: Acquiring Your Own Business or Opportunity

Issues faced by the entrepreneur who wishes to acquire an enterprise; appropriateness of an enterprise, understanding funding sources and valuation methods, developing a plan for due diligence, negotiating and consummating the transaction. The acquisition process, approaches to valuation, and the roles of the various parties in negotiating and consummating an acquisition of an existing business. (3 units)

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BAEP 561: Entrepreneurship in Innovative Industries: Life Sciences

The challenges of new venture creation in the biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare areas; experience, evaluate, and analyze profits of current impact in the life sciences. Open to only graduate accounting and business students. (1.5 units)

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BAEP 562: Entrepreneurship in eCommerce

Introduction to building, funding, and running an entrepreneurial eCommerce venture. Open only to Master and Doctoral students. (1.5 units)

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BAEP 563: Corporate Entrepreneurship

How established organizations build successful new businesses through corporate venturing and intrapreneurship. Learn to apply an entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial frameworks within an established organization. (3 units)

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BAEP 564: Investing in Impact Ventures

Exploring the field of social impact investing, learn how social entrepreneurs attract for-profit investors and how conscious investors are utilizing investments to achieve social impact. (3 units)

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BAEP 566: Cases in Feasibility Analysis for Social Ventures

Study of analytical techniques used to evaluate business concepts with a specific focus on the development of a new social venture. (3 units)

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BAEP 567: Social Entrepreneurship: Design, Debelop, and Deliver

Develop the analytical, conceptual, and practical skills required to design, develop, and deliver a new social business concept and opportunity. Open only to master students in Social Entrepreneurship. (3 units)

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BAEP 571: Social Innovation Design

Use innovative problem-solving approaches to design radically affordable solutions to challenges faced by under-resourced communities. Engage in early-stage market and rapid prototyping. (3 units)

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BAEP 575: Entrepreneurship in the Media and Entertainment Industry

Introduction to the ever-evolving field of media and entertainment with a focus on entrepreneurial opportunities within the industry. Only open to Master and Doctoral students. (1.5 units) 

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BAEP 590: Directed Research

Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC. (1 to12 units; Credit/No Credit)

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BAEP 591: Social Entrepreneurship

Lead and manage with entrepreneurial methodology for charities, non-government organizations, social-oriented enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. (2 to 3 units)

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BAEP 592: Field Research in Business Entrepreneurship

Individual or team projects studying the business practices of an entrepreneurial industry, company, government agency, country, etc. Proposal, data collection, analyses, and written report. (0.5 to 4 units, max 12; Credit/No Credit) 

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BAEP 593: Independent Research in Business Entrepreneurship

Independent research beyond normal course offerings. Proposal, research and written report/paper required. (0.5 to 4 units, max 12)

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BAEP 595: Internship in Business Entrepreneurship

Supervised on-the-job business experience in the student’s area of interest. (Curricular Practical Training.) 
Recommended Preparation: Completion of required MBA, MAcc, MBT, MKT, MSEI, or MSSE course work. 
Registration Restriction: Application required. Open only to specified graduate accounting and business students. (Credit/No Credit) 

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BAEP 596: Research Practicum in Business Entrepreneurship

Hands-on practical experience working with a faculty member in the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on an ongoing research project. (0.5 to 2 units, max 8)

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BAEP 597: Consulting Project in Business Entrepreneurship

Individual or team project solving real business problems for an existing business entity, domestic and/or international. Proposal, field research, analyses and oral and written presentations. Open only to Master and Doctoral students. (0.5 to 5 units, max 12; Credit/No Credit)

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BAEP 598: Special Topics

Current developments in the field of entrepreneurship: topics to be selected each semester. Open to only graduate accounting and business students (1 to 3 units; Credit/No Credit)

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BAEP 599: Special Topics - Video Game Entrepreneurship

Video games have emerged as one of the most lucrative fields in entertainment. With global revenues approaching 80 Billion, the video game market has captured the attention of entrepreneurs from all over the world. New game genres spanning multiple platforms (mobile, console, pc, AR, VR, etc.) are providing opportunities for next generation game startups. This course aims to provide a core foundation of entrepreneurial principles focused on the video game industry and enable students to create new startups and/or video game IP. (3 units)


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