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MBA Specialization in Entrepreneurial Leadership

JFK University’s MBA Program in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a specialization in Entrepreneurial Leadership aims to develop professionals to be leaders in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors who have integrity and who are business-savvy and socially responsive

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Specialization empowers students from a broad base of backgrounds who are interested in building business ventures and provides them the educational background and skill development to lead, finance, deploy, develop, market and transform such ventures into real companies. The specialization places special attention on the pursuit of business ventures in a socially responsible, innovative and sustainable manner as well as to the pursuit of social entrepreneurship.

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For an MBA with a Specialization in Entrepreneurial Leadership, a student must complete a total of 48 quarter units of which 36 units are required Foundation courses covering a broad base of management and leadership skills and 12 quarter units are in the Specialization. The student must also complete a Business Plan which is started when the student takes the first course in the Specialization and is completed as part of the MBA Capstone.

The Specialization courses include 4 courses (3 quarter units each) that are generally taken in the following sequence:

  • Emerging Business Models
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments
  • Venture Capital and the Conversion of Ideas into Businesses

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