Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BS

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration provides a cross-departmental set of skills, analytical tools, perspectives, and experiences to prepare students for careers as autonomous entrepreneurs, family-business entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs in corporate settings. Whether a student wants to start a business while in school, join an emerging business, or set the groundwork to launch a new firm later in a career, the concentration prepares students for all of these exciting options by examining both entrepreneurial innovation and its surrounding ecosystem. Entrepreneurial skills and thinking are actively sought by more competitive and profitable growing businesses. The special strength of this program is that it combines theory with practice, providing students the opportunity to test the theories, models, and strategies learned in the classroom by creating real business plans, working on other field projects, and gaining access and insight from leaders in the entrepreneurial business community.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration and related co-curricular activities are supported in part by the Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program at the Wharton School’s Venture Lab.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation Concentration

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Foundation Courses: 11
Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation
Select three course units from the set of approved courses listed below: 23
Select a minimum of one course unit from Entrepreneurial Activity Within Organizations:
Health Care Entrepreneurship
Legal Aspect of Entrepreneurship
Global Growth of Emerging Firms
Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
Market Dynamics and Technical Change 3
Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise
Entrepreneurial Implementation
Business Model Innovation Strategy
Strategies and Practices of Family-Controlled Companies
Culture of Technology: Culture & Institutions of the Tech Sector--Bridging Research and Practice
Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation
Negotiations
New Product Management 4
Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce 5
Idea Generation & the Systematic Approach for Creativity
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Marketing Strategy for Technology Platforms
New Product Development 4
Digital Marketing, Social Media and E-Commerce 5
Scaling Operations in Technology Ventures: Linking Strategy and Execution
Enabling Technologies
Product Design
Real Estate Disruptions
Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Select a minimum of one course unit from Ecosystem Surrounding the Organization:
Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions
Health Care Entrepreneurship
Innovation, Marketing Strategy, and Antitrust
Legal Aspect of Entrepreneurship
Internet Law, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
Global Growth of Emerging Firms
Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
Market Dynamics and Technical Change 3
Intellectual Property Strategy for the Innovation-Driven Enterprise
Strategies and Practices of Family-Controlled Companies
Mergers and Acquisitions
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management
Culture of Technology: Culture & Institutions of the Tech Sector--Bridging Research and Practice
Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation
Negotiations
New Product Management 4
New Product Development 4
Enabling Technologies
Product Design
Real Estate Disruptions
Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.