Venture Management

Course Objectives

Entrepreneurial ventures need to overcome various challenges to startup and grow. In this course, students acquire the skills and mindsets for that.

This course is designed as specialized courses that requires all the knowledge you learned in the former classes. Throughout the course, students virtually experience growth processes (including pitfalls) of entrepreneurial ventures.

Who is this course designed for?
This course is delivered for the students who have the following career aspirations;
- Want to start his / her own business
- Want to become a management member of an entrepreneurial venture.
- Want to become 'intrapreneur' who start a new venture in existing organization.


Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Creation
Course Level: Specialized Course
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)


Recommended Preliminary Courses

- Critical Thinking
- Marketing I
- Human Resource Management
- Strategy


Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior
CASE MyDrug (A)
MyDrug (B) (to be distributed in class)
Session B
THEME Dilemmas When Founding

MyDrug (C) (to be distributed in class)

MyDrug (D) (to be distributed in class)

Day 2
Session A
THEME The Evaluation of an Entrepreneurial Business Opportunity
CASE QuickMedx Inc.
Session B
THEME Strategic options for entrepreneurial managers
CASE QuickMedx Inc.
Day 3
Session A
THEME Analyzing the Competitive Environment of Entrepreneurial Ventures
CASE CaSy and Taskaji (A)
Session B
THEME Competitive strategies of entrepreneurial ventures
CASE CaSy and Taskaji (B) (to be distributed in class)
Day 4
Session A
THEME Evaluating a Venture in Its Growth Stage
CASE ・SCORE! Educational Centers (A)
Session B
THEME The Development of an Operation System

・SCORE! Educational Centers (A)

・SCORE! Educational Centers (B) (to be distributed in class)

・SCORE! Educational Centers (C) (to be distributed in class)

・SCORE! Educational Centers (D) (to be distributed in class)

Day 5
Session A
THEME Designing and Gaining Free Acceptance of Management Systems
CASE Uzabase (A)
Session B
THEME Management Systems for Expanding Organizations
CASE Uzabase (B)
Day 6
Session A
THEME Managing Corporate Culture and Establishing a Sustained Competitive Advantage
CASE ・Works Applications(A)
・Works Applications(B)
・Works Applications(C)
・ 2009: Clothing, Customer Service, and Company Culture
Session B
THEME Overview of Organizational Development and Determining a Management Philosophy



Reiji Yamanaka
Reiji Yamanaka
Creation, Specialization
Entrepreneurship is the critical component for us to 'create and innovate the society.' Then, how can we brush it up? We provide technical skills and knowledge, but that is not enough. I believe it is the 'virtual' experience of real startup that trains your entrepreneurship. Please enjoy our venture-related courses, and virtually experience your entrepreneurial journey, through case discussion, role-playing, and business planning.
Timothy Connor
Timothy Connor
Don't demand, understand. This is a key concept; always try to understand the reasoning, the situation, and the motivations of any other persona in class or in cases. Others (colleagues, clients, customers) may not act according to your expectations.