LAW7515 Law for Entrepreneurial Success
1.5 Credits
For the entrepreneurial leader, law is an essential lens for seeing risks and opportunities - and for helping to ideate and realize plans. This course will equip you to see, plan, and act with legal astuteness.

This course features a customizable learning experience that allows you to focus on the industry and country of your choosing. It will require speaking with an entrepreneur or manager at a company or your family business that has dealt with legal issues. This will allow you to develop an appreciation for how law can help to not only minimize risk, but actually see opportunities, grow, and create more value.

This course features a review of generalizable legal essentials for any entrepreneur, including (1) business formation, (2) contracts, (3) intellectual property, (4) liability issues (torts), and (5) agency (employment law and related issues).

Class meetings will focus upon (1) practice with issue-spotting in typical "real life" scenarios, (2) guest speakers who will speak to the value of legal astuteness as part of the toolkit of the well-equipped entrepreneurial leader, and (3) a check-in and then presentation of lessons learned acquired from the customized learning experience.

This course is designed for both students who plan to work in the U.S., and those who plan to work in another country or internationally.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Accounting and Law
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: LAW7515
  • Number of Credits: 1.5

ACC7201 Measuring & Managing Strategic Performance

2 Credits


Measuring & Managing Strategic Performance (MMSP) - This course is focused on the connection between strategy execution and profitability. Students develop skills in quantitatively-grounded logical analysis in order to be able to:


o Judge the financial feasibility of plans for launching new businesses or for redesigning existing ones.
o Grow profitable and sustainable ventures.
o Create business models that make money.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Accounting and Law
  • Course Number: ACC7201
  • Number of Credits: 2

ACC6110 Resource Planning and Control

(Formerly Managerial Accounting)

MSEL Course

1.5 CreditsThis course empowers students with the quantitative skills and logical analysis required to evaluate the financial feasibility of strategic opportunities such as entering new markets, pursuing new customers, or introducing new products or processes. Managerial Accounting methods are also used to construct profitable business models for new or existing ventures. Asking the simple questions "What is the business model?" and "How will this strategy create a return for the owners?" the course emphasizes that financial analysis should be performed ex ante to screen ideas so entrepreneurs and organizations can get maximum value from their resources. While cases in this course are primarily focused on profit-seeking entities, managerial accounting skills may be successfully applied to any venture with an imperative to accomplish challenging strategic goals while using resources efficiently.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Accounting and Law
  • Course Number: ACC6110
  • Number of Credits: 1.5