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

Click here to see a list of Preliminary Recommended Courses

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
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 2
Session A
THEME Evaluating the of an Early-stage Venture
CASE ・Vermeer Technologies(A):A Company is Born
Session B
THEME Resource Development
CASE ・Vermeer Technologies(A):A Company is Born
・Vermeer Technologies(B):Realizing the Dream (to be distributed in class)
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Evaluating a Venture in Its Growth Stage 
CASE ・SCORE! Educational Centers (A)
Session B
THEME The Development of an Operation System
CASE ・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 4
Session A
THEME The Development of a Management System
CASE ・GONZO Digimation(A)
・GONZO Digimation(A)Additional Materials
Session B
THEME The Development and Implementation of a Management System
CASE ・GONZO Digimation(A)
・GONZO Digimation(A) Additional Materials
・GONZO Digimation(B) (to be distributed in class)
・GONZO Digimation(C) (to be distributed in class)
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME The Strategy building and organizational development of entrepreneurial ventures
CASE ・LIFENET INSURANCE COMPANY: Creating a Company to Last Over 100 Years 
Session B
THEME The process of organizational development for entrepreneurial ventures
CASE ・LIFENET INSURANCE COMPANY: Creating a Company to Last Over 100 Years
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Managing the Corporate Culture, etc.
CASE ・Works Applications(A)
・Works Applications(B)
・Works Applications(C)
・Zappos.com 2009: Clothing, Customer Service, and Company Culture
Session B
THEME Developing of a Management Philosophy
CASE N/A

 

Faculty

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
Creation
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.