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Entrepreneurship Pathway at Kellogg

Entrepreneurship is a career path for many students upon graduation or later in their career. Launching a new venture raises unique challenges given that a sustainable business model has yet to be determined and financial resources are initially limited. This pathway offers a curriculum that combines strategy, finance, organizations, and marketing in pursuit of successful new venture creation. The pathway includes a sequence that allows interested students to develop and launch new companies (KIEI 462, 464, and 466), coupled with courses that develop discipline-based skills of particular relevance to building new firms.

Faculty sponsors: Ben Jones (Strategy), Mitchell Petersen (Finance)

1 | Launch-Pad


New Venture Discovery
KIEI 462


New Venture Development
KIEI 464


New Venture Launch
KIEI 466

2 | Building-Blocks

Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
FINC 445

Global Entrepreneurial Finance
FINC 477

Entrepreneurial Tools for Digital Marketing
MKTG 961-5

Entrepreneurship: Building Innovation, Teams, and Cultures
KIEI 952-5

Introduction to Software Development

KIEI 924

Startup Programming and Management
KIEI 925

Business Law
BLAW 435

Launching and Leading Startups
KIEI 967

Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs
KIEI 935-5

Intellectual Capital Management
STRT 441

Entrepreneurial Selling
KIEI 966

3 | Industry-Focused and Experiential

Medical Product Financing and Commercialization
KIEI 611

Social Innovation: Designing for Change
KPPI 452

Real Estate Entrepreneurship
REAL 465

Commercializing Innovations
KIEI 958

4 | Nuvention (Cross-University)