Mathematical Methods in Management
This course focuses on corporate venturing and entrepreneuring. Business and financial issues associated with starting and buying and entrepreneurial, high-technology business is also addressed. Subjects covered include a discussion of previous corporate ventures, critical success factors and an international perspective on corporate venturing. Lessons learned from new technology start-ups will be discussed along with an evaluation of the decision processes used by venture capitalists. The final project is the development of a venture plan for the student's company. Over half of the business plans receive funding. Start-up funding on previous projects ranged from $50,000 to $1,000,000,00.