The focus in this course is on firms that are seeking to manage growth and successfully navigate issues of transition. Examples of the concepts discussed in the course include: business life cycles; IPOs and harvesting options; valuation of firms with track records; and corporate governance, including issues related to family businesses. The course will examine such growth options as partnering and internationalization, and will pay particular attention to challenges of financing growth and marketing for growth. In this course, students will prepare a business plan for a venture that is in a transitional phase and that is seeking to grow.
Prerequisite: all 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.
Course Credit Exclusion: SB/ENTR 6640 3.00 (offered prior to Fall 2003)