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MBA with Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Experience the world of entrepreneurship from a variety of perspectives. Work with a real-life start-up and learn how to launch a business; then work with real venture capitalists to learn how to assess whether a start-up is investment-ready.

Whether you plan on working for an existing company or starting one of your own, the Concentration in Entrepreneurship will give you invaluable skills.

Learn how to:

  • Formulate new projects
  • Manage risk
  • Develop coherent business plans
  • Pitch your plans to investors
  • Assess new ventures

The Concentration in Entrepreneurship  is open to second-year MBA students.

Required courses

To obtain the Concentration in Entrepreneurship you need to complete four courses from the following list, with at least one from 1 or 2 and at least one from 3 or 4:

1) MBA6114 New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship
2) MBA6119 Venture Development

3) MBA6116 Entrepreneurial Finance
4) MBA6188 Venture Assessment

5) MBA6115 Market Opportunity Analysis
6) MBA6133 Management of Innovation and Technology
7) MBA6686 Project Management

NOTE: The Venture Analyst Leadership Program requires courses 1 through 5.

Experiential and academic learning

Study under professors, successful entrepreneurs and investors.

This particular concentration ensures there is a strong connection between experiential and academic learning. Courses often use guest speakers or are taught by leading professionals, such as our Venture Assessment course, which is taught by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF).

Perhaps you're a budding entrepreneur and you'd like to apply everything you’re learning to a real startup. If that's the case, check out our Venture Analyst Leadership Program.

Courses you should know about

MBA 6188 Venture Assessment: This course, taught by real investors from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), teaches students to assess ventures and determine if they are ready for start-up funding from NBIF. They also determine if ventures are ready for early stage cash investments from the Fraser Student Venture Fund.

“The Venture Assessment course was a great learning experience in valuation, due diligence, and exit analysis of startups. You get an opportunity to experience the venture finance process from the perspectives of entrepreneurs, as well as investors.” – Samer Alam (MBA/JD '20)

Be admitted to the program

  1. Register for the four required courses
  2. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Email mbacontact@unb.ca to confirm you want the Concentration in Entrepreneurship designation on your transcript.