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 26 units composed of five required courses and four elective courses. All courses are taught on the University of Southern California campus by the Marshall School of Business faculty-award-winning teachers, scholars and practitioners.

The MSEI 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 to not violate their immigration status in the country. Many classes are offered at night to accommodate the needs of working professionals, with some courses available during the day.

Required Courses
Units
BAEP-549
The Entrepreneurial Journey (Pre-Fall)
2
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-563

MOR-554

Corporate Entrepreneurship (Fall)
or
Leading Innovation and Change (Fall & Summer)
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-558
The Entrepreneurial Advisor: Problem Solving for Early-Stage Companies (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)
1.5
BAEP-563
Corporate Entrepreneurship (Fall)
3
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

MOR-570

Interpersonal Influence and Power (Fall)
or
Leading Effective Teams (Fall & Summer)
3