Entrepreneurship & Innovation Concentration

The EI Concentration is designed to separate, and provide a clearer focus on, the entrepreneurship, venture capital, and innovation parts of the former Entrepreneurship and Private Equity (“EPE”) Immersion, which was phased out in 2012.  We implemented this change in response to industry trends and input from our constituents. We now have two concentrations, our EI Concentration and a separate concentration focused on private equity.

The EI Concentration’s purposes are to enhance students’ knowledge and skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation through course work and, simultaneously, to help create a community of students dedicated to promoting these areas at Johnson and Cornell University. Both purposes are central to EII’s mission.  

Participating in the EI Concentration only requires successful completion of:

  1. Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership (NBA 5640)
  2. Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (NBA 6650)
  3. Three credits of optional courses (2 credits for AMBA students) from the following list: 
    • NBA 5100 Social Entrepreneurship
    • NBA 5110 Financial Modeling 
    • NBA 5170 Leveraged Buyouts Structured Finance Practicum
    • NBA 5190 Sustainability as a Driver for Innovation
    • NBA 5290 Executing Successful Corporate Strategy
    • NBA 5320 Due Diligence in Private Equity Investments
    • NBA 5570 Case Studies in Venture Financing
    • NBA 5590 Venture Capital Industry & Private Equity
    • NBA 5630 The IPO and Mergers and Acquisitions Process
    • NBA 5870 International Mergers & Acquisitions
    • NBA 5920 Experience in International Business: Colombia 
    • NBA 5930 International Entrepreneurship
    • NBA 6180 Global Innovation and Technology Commercialization
    • NBA 6280 Strategic Change & Renewal
    • NBA 6520 Commercializing University Technology
    • NBA 6530 Strategic Alliances
    • NBA 6540 Power & Politics in Organizations
    • NBA 6560 Valuation Principles
    • NBA 6570 Entrepreneurial Marketing
    • NBA 6760 Organizing for Strategic Advantage 
    • NBA 6780 Advanced Private Equity
    • NBA 6800 Entrepreneurial Executives
    • NBA 6860 Startup Learning Series
    • NBA 6890 Startup Legal Issues and VC Terms