MBA with a concentration in Lean Entrepreneurship

The Elms College MBA with a concentration in Lean Entrepreneurship provides students who have a concept for a new product, service, business or an idea to enhance an existing business, the opportunity to work hands-on and immediately apply what they learn in class to their developing business idea.

Our program is facilitated by entrepreneurs with extensive experience starting, creating and building successful new ventures. Using Steve Blanks, lean startup methodology, we flip everything upside down, starting with the customer versus the “business plan” and focusing on learning to evaluate the product market fit for new ideas.

The goal is to help students learn how to reduce the risk of startup failure and startup cost very early in new venture development on their journey to entrepreneurial success.

Elms MBA entrepreneurial students develop skills with real world application:

  • Using lean startup methodology to determine target customer and business model
  • Identifying and analyzing diverse opportunities
  • Presenting new ideas to the market
  • Utilizing key metrics and tools for managing finances
  • Creating and launching new ventures

Exploration Curriculum
Choose 1 – (3 credits)
ENT- 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENT- 102 Lean LaunchPad

Building Curriculum
12 Credits
ENT- 201 Customer Discovery
ENT- 202 Startup Finance
ENT- 203 Building the Team- Startup Culture and HR
ENT- 204 Get, Keep & Grow- Startup Sales and Marketing

Experiential Curriculum
Capstone Experience
Choose 1 – (3 credits)
ENT- 301 Advanced Lean LaunchPad
ENT- 302 Entrepreneurial Internship
ENT- 303 Entrepreneurship Co-Op

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Required Credits


Program Formats

On-Campus, Online, Hybrid