Lead a Business Venture to Success
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Mini-MBA™: Entrepreneurship

While being a successful entrepreneur is highly rewarding, starting and running a business can also be overwhelming, emotionally draining and financially risky. The difference between success and failure often lies in the ability to create a logical plan, mitigate risk, minimize mistakes, and build a strong support system. The Rutgers Mini MBA™: Entrepreneurship focuses on these key elements of business success. Taught by both Rutgers faculty and seasoned entrepreneurs, the coursework combines the theory of traditional MBA programs with the real-world entrepreneurial training needed to lead a business venture to success.


Program Benefits

  • Understand the legal implications of business ownership and how to best mitigate risk   
  • Identify, quantify, and articulate the market opportunity   
  • Write a compelling and thorough business plan   
  • Communicate the value proposition to potential investors   
  • Use financial data to make better management decisions   
  • Develop a network of executive mentors   
  • Negotiate and sell effectively

The goal is for participants to leave the class ready to take their business to the next level. Each participant is expected to create an actionable business plan and make a presentation to a mock investor panel as a final project. The program fee includes the new Apple® iPad™, containing the pre-loaded program materials, for each participant.  Rutgers Business School Executive Education recently added some flexible enrollment options to make the course more accessible for current and aspiring small business owners.  With one fully paid enrollment, businesses with fewer than 10 employees can either send a second representative to a single module for a small additional cost, or enroll a second employee for the entire program at a steep discount. E-mail Jennie Fine for more information on flexible enrollment.



$4,995 per program.


This program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor for workforce training grants. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Contact us for more information.

This program has been approved by the State Approving Agency and the Veterans Administration.  Funding may be available for those eligible to receive GI Bill educational benefits.