Department of Entrepreneurship
Department Chair: Peter Klein
Program Director: Matthew Wood
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs: Patsy Norman
Successful entrepreneurs must effectively manage scarce resources in an increasingly complex and global world. This course provides students with a wide range of financial skills to manage their resources more effectively. Specific issues critical to emerging businesses such as financial forecasting, effective financial management, sources of financing, bootstrapping, and exit planning are examined.
Successful entrepreneurs must effectively manage scarce resources in an increasingly complex and global world. This course provides students with a wide range of financial skills to manage their resources effectively. Specific issues critical to emerging businesses such as ratio and free cash flow analysis, firm valuation, financial modeling, and sources of financing are examined.
Technology Entrepreneurship examines the entire technology commercialization process, from concept to market. It is intended to prepare students in business, engineering, and the sciences to understand and participate effectively in the processes required for successful introduction of new technology products in the marketplace.
Use of tools and processes in a larger organizational context where selecting the best innovation target is critical.
Offered only as part of the Baylor in the Caribbean study abroad program, this course involves the development and exploration of business-related research questions as they apply to Latin America. Students combine insights gained from in-country experiences with research from secondary sources for their proposed projects.
See FIN 5363 for course information.
Student may register for a maximum credit of six semester hours.
This course involves a critical review of theory and research in the field of strategic management. The scope of the course is comprehensive, encompassing the following domains: strategic content, strategic processes, top executives, and corporate governance. Particular emphasis is placed on empirical study of strategic issues.
This course offers a systematic overview of the research literature on entrepreneurship and its applications. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach, building on economics, management, sociology, psychology, history, and other academic disciplines.
This course exposes doctoral candidates to advanced theoretical perspectives, models, approaches, and critiques in the fields of business strategy and entrepreneurship. The course takes an interdisciplinary perspective, building on core insights from economics, sociology, psychology, political science, and other fields to develop an integrated framework for analyzing advanced topics in entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and organization.
This seminar prepares doctoral candidates to conduct research in the organizational and behavioral sciences. Special attention is paid to the topics of construct development and validation and the identification of the necessary conditions for establishing causal relationships. The major focus of the seminar is on methodological issues, as opposed to analytical issues.
This interdisciplinary seminar introduces the major theoretical approaches and debates in organizational theory, drawing primarily on sociology and secondarily on economics and psychology, to explain how organizations form, survive and grow, interact, manage resources, and deal with internal and external issues.
Research for doctoral students studying for preliminary examinations, preparing their topic proposals or writing their prospectuses in anticipation of candidacy. The course may be repeated. The course provides students full-time status.
Research course for PhD students in Entrepreneurship.This course is only for doctoral students who have not yet been admitted to candidacy. Students are required to coordinate with their PhD advisors and participate in activities such as literature reviews, paper writing, data collection, oral presentations, seminar participation, and professional activities.
Supervised research for the doctoral dissertation. A total of at least nine semester hours is required for the completion of the dissertation. Students register for dissertation hours during dissertation research and receive credit for them when the dissertation is approved.