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Master of Science in Management & Entrepreneurship

Take your skills to the highest level.

Most people want to advance their careers but they are not doing enough to distinguish themselves. The Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship provides the training you need from the convenience of your home. Whether developing your own venture or working for a corporation, entrepreneurial skills give you leading strategies from theory and practice to transform your workplace and get you the job you deserve.

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HCU’s Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship program connects business theories with practical strategies for developing, designing, and building new ventures. It assists with the incubation of both for-profit and nonprofit business enterprises through education and expert assistance from industry leaders and accomplished professors.

This degree combines the prestigious Archie W. Dunham College of Business with the innovative HCU McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Students study all facets of business, ranging from startup to stewardship, in the one-year program. The degree is specifically designed for those that did not major in business at the undergraduate level; consequently, no business leveling courses are required. And like the rest of the University, the HCU MSME program espouses the importance of Christian ethics and strong moral leadership.

The MSME is offered lockstep over the course of one calendar year. New student cohorts begin in the fall. A total of 33 credit hours are taken across 11 courses spread over Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Management and Entrepreneurship Degree Plan

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Houston Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer graduate degrees.

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Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions

  • ENTR 6301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development

    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course focuses on the core principles of economics, with an emphasis on the specific terminology, models, and concepts describing the micro-economic entity of the firm. It will also integrate the core tenets that drive the American market system of free enterprise. Topics will include: a) producer supply, buyer demand, and the four market structures of monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and commodity-based perfect competition; b) marginal analysis of revenue, costs, profits, and productivity; and c) integrating pricing, revenue, and margins into decision making for the emerging entrepreneurial venture.

  • ENTR 6302 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Opportunity Recognition

    Prerequisite(s): MGMT 6390
    This course focuses on the core principles of economics, with an emphasis on the specific terminology, models, and concepts describing the micro-economic entity of the firm. It will also integrate the core tenets that drive the American market system of free enterprise. Topics will include: a) producer supply, buyer demand, and the four market structures of monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and commodity-based perfect competition; b) marginal analysis of revenue, costs, profits, and productivity; and c) integrating pricing, revenue, and margins into decision making for the emerging entrepreneurial venture.

  • ENTR 6303 Developing the Business Plan for the New Venture

    Prerequisite(s): ENTR 6301
    This course focuses on the entrepreneur’s development of a comprehensive business plan, executive summary (XSumm), and slide presentation for a start-up or emerging growth venture. Topics include: a) the common “8 Facets of New Ventures”, b) the competitive matrix, c) the Uses of Funds schedule, d) pro forma cash flows and venture potential, e) investor capitalization sheets and venture legal formation, f) the Business Model for the product-service, g) the format and targeted uses for an Executive Summary (XSumm), h) the business plan slide presentation (the pitch), and i) the format and attendees at public and private venture forums.

  • ENTR 6390 Entrepreneurial Praxis: Integrating the Emerging Venture Experience

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6365 and ECON 6365 and ENTR 6301 and ENTR 6302 and ENTR 6303 and FINA 6365 and MGMT 6390 and MKTG 6365
    This course focuses on bringing together and integrating all facets of the program into a comprehensive entrepreneurial experience where students consult to a Houston-area entrepreneur/founding team on the complete new venture development process. This experience provides a “working lab” within which the full complement of the MSME courses come together in a formal, systematic manner. Topics include: a) comparisons-contrasts of the consulting venture and the student’s own proposed new venture, b) engaging in high-level dialogue with an entrepreneur/business owner across a wide range of pros and cons related to all facets of the venture development process, and c) recognizing various opportunities for strong ethics/morals throughout the many levels of entrepreneurial leadership in the firm.

“My parents were big on education, but they passed away when I was a teenager. I completed my education, being the first one in my family to do so, but didn’t have access to down-to-earth, practical advice. I wanted to start a college readiness program to help kids like me. The McNair Entrepreneurship Center has nurtured my aspirations from day one. The MSME degree at HCU is an invaluable resource to learn the skills needed to launch your own venture.

– Festus Amoye, HCU ‘10, Laddering Your Success Founder

Accreditation

Houston Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.