Entrepreneurship and Innovation


214 Hayden Hall
617.373.8628 (fax)

Tucker Marion,The Sam and Nancy Altschuler Faculty Fellow; Bornstein Endowed Faculty Fellow
Professor of Technological Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group Coordinator, Academic Programs, t.marion@northeastern.edu

Fernando F. Suarez, Jean C. Tempel Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group Coordinator, Research and Tenure-Track Faculty, f.suarez@northeastern.edu

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group offers a dynamic set of courses for students considering career paths as either entrepreneurs or corporate innovators. It is also a wonderful complement to finance, marketing, and other disciplines interested in learning and applying entrepreneurial thinking to business problems. We offer three specific tracks within the concentration—technological entrepreneurship, family business, and social enterprise—in which there is a required capstone that varies by these three tracks, plus any other three ENTR courses from a broad menu. In addition, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group provides a five-course interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor for non–D'Amore-McKim students in which college-specific courses in innovation and design can be combined with D'Amore-McKim School of Business entrepreneurship courses. We also offer a concentrated course of study with an off–campus program in Silicon Valley. This program leverages the strength of our campus network and builds on the university’s existing brand in entrepreneurship so students have an opportunity to build their own network of future entrepreneurs within Silicon Valley. In all these programs, the professors have been entrepreneurs and innovators throughout their careers. This makes the courses both cutting edge and “real world.”

There are also specialized field studies in our international new ventures and Dialogues of Civilization programs, conducted in Summer 1 and Summer 2.  Locales include South Africa, India, Italy, South Korea, and Israel.

Even if you don’t wish to start your own company, entrepreneurial thinking is an attribute greatly valued by employers across industry and around the world.   

Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
ENTR 3318
ENTR 3328
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
ENTR 3346
Management Consulting Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Note: Only one non-ENTR course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Innovation! (if not used as introductory course)
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling (if not used for introductory course)
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Model Design
Global Entrepreneurship
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Negotiating in Business