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Introduction to Venturing

Summer 2014 MBA Course

B8518-001: Introduction to Venturing

M - Full Term, 05:00PM to 09:15PM
Location: URI 303
Previous Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

Instructor: Vince Ponzo; Asha Saxena

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>