Curriculum

All courses are taught on the USC campus by the Marshall School of Business faculty— award-winning teachers, and scholars.

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The MSEI curriculum consists of 27 units composed of five required courses and 12 units of elective courses. It can be completed in one year on a full-time basis or over two years on a part-time basis. International students must be enrolled in at least 8 units per semester, excluding their last semester in the program, in order not to violate their immigration status in the country. 

Required Courses
Units
BAEP-551
Introductions to New Ventures (Fall)
3
BAEP-552
Cases in Feasibility Analysis (Fall)
3
BAEP-554
Venture Initiation (Spring)
3
BAEP-555
Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipate and Avoid Startup Pitfalls (Spring)
3
BAEP-558
The Entrepreneurial Advisor: Problem Solving for Early-Stage Companies (Spring)
3
Elective Courses
Units
Select 12 units from the following:
BAEP-553
Cases in New Venture Management (Fall, Spring & Summer)
3
BAEP-557
Technology Commercialization (Spring)
3
BAEP-559
Investing in New Ventures (Fall & Spring)
3
BAEP-560
Acquiring Your Own Business or Opportunity (Spring)
3
BAEP-561
Entrepreneurship in Innovative Industries: Life Sciences (Spring)
3
BAEP-562
Entrepreneurship in eCommerce (Spring)
1.5
BAEP-563
Corporate Entrepreneurship (Spring)
3
BAEP-575
Entrepreneurship in Media and Entertainment Industry (Spring)
1.5
BAEP-591
Social Entrepreneurship (Spring)
3
BAEP-599
Special Topics (Spring)
1.5-3
DSO-547
Designing Spreadsheet-Based Models (Fall & Spring)
3
ISE-545
Technology Development and Implementation (Fall & Spring)
3
ISE-555
Invention and Technology Development (Spring)
3
MKT-525
Consumer Behavior (Fall, Spring & Summer)
3
MKT-528
Sales Management: The Art and Science of Sales (Fall & Summer)
3
MKT-530
New Product Development (Fall, Spring & Summer)
3
MKT-554
Leading Innovation and Change (Fall & Summer)
3
MOR-565
Alliances and Corporate Strategy (Fall)
3
MOR-567
Interpersonal Influence and Power (Fall)
3
MOR-570
Leading Effective Teams (Fall & Summer)
3