This introductory course deals with a critical challenge that potentially confronts all successful entrepreneurial small- or medium-size firms: how to sustain and accelerate major growth. At some point in the life of all growing enterprises, a firm usually must change. This course introduces several ways a growing firm can transform itself from a small to a larger enterprise. The course explores how such companies can maintain the benefits of an entrepreneurial commitment and spirit while obtaining needed skills associated with professionally managed larger firms. The program will consider offering this course only at the request of other departments. This course is not open to MSM and continuing MBA students.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing