<aside> 📌 Legend: 📑 case-based class; 🛠️ project-based class


📑Entrepreneurial Strategy // Spring Term 2 // 3 credits

This course provides entrepreneurs with tools and information for evaluating opportunities and developing strategies for starting innovation-based ventures. The course is designed to address the needs of students who hope to pursue startup opportunities in the near future, prepare for entrepreneurial activities at later career stages, lead new ventures in established firms, or pursue careers where the ability to evaluate startups would be helpful (e.g., venture capital, mergers and acquisitions).

📑Entrepreneurial Execution // Spring Term 1 // 3 credits

The focus of this course is the creation and early execution of a new venture. The course concentrates on new enterprises based on innovations with potential for high growth and funding by venture capitalists. This course is for students who want to build competencies in planning and execution including building a team, early sales and marketing, forecasting, and financing growth. This course is a complement to the Entrepreneurial Strategy course.

📑Entrepreneurial Finance // Spring Term # // 3 credits

The course is designed to introduce students to the challenges and pitfalls of financing new enterprises, beginning with identifying opportunities, moving to marshaling resources to take advantage of these opportunities and executing the business plan, and ending with harvesting the venture’s success. If your venture will require outside funding to scale, then this course is a must.

📑Managerial Accounting // Fall 2 & Spring 1 // 3 credits

Managerial Accounting emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal purposes. In this course, you’ll cover the design of management accounting systems for planning and controlling operations and for motivating personnel, essential skills for any entrepreneur as they scale.

🛠️New Venture Discovery // Fall Semester and Spring Semester // 3 credits

The New Ventures Discovery course is ideal for anyone who wants to excel at finding white space for new innovation and entrepreneurial action, whether that's as part of a larger organization or by launching a new venture. This course will strengthen your innovation-chops to make you an asset for any employer, including yourself! Meets one day per week over the course of the full semester (two terms).

🛠️New Venture Development // Fall Semester and Spring Semester // 3 credits

New Ventures Development is the ideal course for anyone who wants to learn how to build and assess new business models. New Ventures Develop isn’t just for founders. If you want the experience of designing a business model but don’t have your own idea, there will be an opportunity to form teams around ideas sourced from your peers across Duke. Meets one day per week over the course of the full semester (two terms).

Real Estate Entrepreneurship

📑Real Estate Entrepreneurship // Spring Term 1 // 3 credits

The focus of this course is on the real estate entrepreneur who desires to take advantage of inherent inefficiencies in his or her local real estate market for profit opportunities.

Social Entrepreneurship

📑Social Entrepreneurship // Spring Term 1 // 3 credits

This is an essential course for students aiming to build, work for, invest in, or consult to nonprofit or for-profit social ventures at any point in their career path.

Don't have your own idea right now, but want to find one to pursue?

👩🏿‍⚕️Find Healthcare Focused Opportunities

🛠️Design Health 1, 2, & 3 // Fall Semester (DH 1 & 3) and Spring Semester (DH 2) // 3 credits

The Design Health Program is a patient-focused program that discovers pressing needs in healthcare and assembles teams from across engineering, business, medicine, and other disciplines to create real-world solutions. The program provides an immersive learning experience where teams don’t solve pre-defined problems, but actively identify, validate, and prioritize problems that will impact human health.

🛠️New Ventures Clinic: Healthcare // Fall Semester // 3 credits

Build the business case for a real clinical technology and engage with the Duke faculty inventors behind it. Each NVC team will work on a pharmaceutical or medical device technology selected from the Duke portfolio.

⚙️Find Technology-push Opportunities (most/many are still healthcare-related)

🛠️New Venture Fellows // Fall Semester and Spring Semester // optional credits

The Duke New Venture Fellows program helps Duke MBA students gain startup experience by working with technologies that are spinning out of Duke University.  This program is run by Duke’s Office of Licensing and Ventures (OLV) which is the tech transfer office at Duke University. Admission is by application only. The next application cycle will be fall 2022. The program can be taken for credit through Mentored Study or as an extra curricular activity. Questions can be directed to Jeff Welch at jeff.welch@duke.edu