Academic Programs

MBA Major and Courses


At the Wharton School, entrepreneurship is one of four sub-fields of scholarship within the discipline of "management." All of the Program's entrepreneurial management courses are offered through the Management Department. Course work and an academic focus in entrepreneurial management are offered at the Undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels.

The MBA major consists of five credit units, one that is a part of the first-year Management Core. All students are required to take MGMT 801, the foundation entrepreneurial course in which students write a full business plan. Many of the remaining Entrepreneurial Management courses that make up the major provide half-semester opportunities to focus on specific topics in entrepreneurship.

Please note that other departments at Wharton (e.g., Marketing, Legal Studies, Operations and Information Management) also offer a number of courses that focus on entrepreneurial issues.

Student Advising on Major Requirements and Course Selection

Nellie Gaynor, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship provides academic advising for the Program (4th Floor Vance Hall). Send an email to nelliebk@wharton.upenn.edu to request an advising appointment.