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Introduction to Venturing

Summer 2012 MBA Course

B8713-001: Introduction to Venturing

M - Full Term, 05:00PM to 09:15PM
Location: URI 331
Previous Terms Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Instructor: Bob Dorf


This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process. The focus is on identifying and evaluating ideas and learning the steps and competencies required to launch a successful new venture. Students are challenged to consider the appropriateness of an entrepreneurial career for themselves. Specific topics include characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, techniques for finding and screening ideas, entrepreneurial finance, the politics of new ventures, valuation and deal making, writing a business plan, buying a business, family business dynamics, and managing crisis and failure.<br>