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Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures

Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations, particularly new businesses, usually in response to identified opportunities. Fisher College of Business' Entrepreneurship business track strives to prepare its graduates with the skills necessary to develop business plans, commercialize new technologies, identify new business opportunities, and deal with venture capitals and other private equity. This is the perfect concentration for MBAs who one day want to run their own businesses.

Fisher's Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization course was named one of the 10 best entrepreneurship courses in the nation by Inc. magazine. The course builds business around emerging technologies developed at The Ohio State University and other research institutions that have not found commercial uses.

Course Offerings

Required Course
  • MHR 7520 - Entrepreneurship and Introduction to Business Plans
Elective Courses

Choose from three of the following:

  • MHR 7530 - Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
  • AMIS 7630 - Emerging Technologies and Electronic Commerce
  • MHR 7461 - Technology and Innovation Strategy
  • MHR 7240 - Managerial Negotiations
  • FIN 7215 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FIN 7216 - Private Equity
  • MHR 7413 - Advanced Strategic Analysis

Action-based Learning

Ohio State Business Plan Competition video preview - press play to watch video

MBA students are eligible to compete in the annual Ohio State Business Plan Competition hosted by Fisher's Center for Entrepreneurship.

In 2011, winning teams shared in more than $130,000 in cash and in-kind services to use as start-up funds to transform an idea into a viable business.

10x program video preview - press play to watch video

The Center for Entrepreneurship also hosts it own startup accelerator program. 10-xelerator, a TechStars Network Member, is an 10 week mentorship-driven investment program designed for energetic and game-changing entrepreneurs.

10x is partnering with Ohio's New Entrepreneurs (ONE) Fund, an innovative business accelerator designed to attract and retain the best and brightest talent.