Requirements For The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major

The entrepreneurship and innovation major consists of a total of 5.0 credit units. Only 1.0 cu of pass/fail coursework can be counted towards the major.

A)  One credit unit of the Management core (any combination of Management core courses up to a maximum of 1.0 cu)
B) MGMT 801: Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu) is required for the major and cannot be waived or substituted. Students are recommended (but not required) to take this foundation course before the elective courses listed in section below.
(C) Three and a half credit units (3.5 cu) of the following:
MGMT 691/OPIM 691/LGST 806 Negotiations
MGMT 712 Managing Strategic Partnerships
MGMT 721 Corporate Development: Mergers & Acquisitions
MGMT 729 Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise
MGMT 731 Technology Strategy
MGMT 802 Change, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
MGMT 804 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management
MGMT 806 Venture Implementation
MGMT 809 Private Equity in Emerging Markets
MGMT 810 Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 811 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
MGMT 816 Building Human Assets in Entrepreneurial Ventures
MGMT 833 Strategies and Practices of Family-Controlled Companies
FNCE 750 Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
FNCE 751 Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions
HCMG 867 Health Care Entrepreneurship
LGST 813 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
MKTG 721 New Product Management
MKTG 727 Marketing and Electronic Commerce
MKTG 734 Creativity
OIDD 614 Managing the Productive Core of the Firm: Innovation
OIDD 636 Scaling Operations
OIDD 654 Product Design and Development
OIDD 662 Enabling Technologies
REAL 891 Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Students may petition to substitute other courses (including INSEAD and other exchange program coursework) toward the requirements of the major. Such requests will be expected to demonstrate that the student is pursuing a coherent plan of entrepreneurship and innovation studies at Wharton. Petitions should be sent in writing to Other courses cannot exceed 1.0 cu equivalent of Wharton coursework. Only 1 cu of Independent Study Project or Advanced Student Project including Global Modular Courses or MKTG890, Global Consulting Practicum, can be counted toward the major and must have approval by the department.
To access an ISP/ASP registration form (as well as other MBA Program Office forms) see here.
Please note: Syllabi for courses offered by the Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program are posted online here.
For course days/times, see the course timetable on the Penn Registrar’s website here.