Rio Grande Community Development Corp
"The foundational knowledge of accounting, marketing, and strategy were key to being able to support our nonprofit operation as it grew revenues 10x over five years. As I moved from volunteer to program assistant to COO to CEO, being able to understand and communicate those basic business principles to my colleagues, Board of Directors, and staff gave me a great foundation and allowed me to consistently become more useful to the organization.
I loved how my professors were ingrained in the real world. From doing a deep-dive analysis of Bank of America’s soon-to-collapse lending practices, to learning first-hand how the Enron collapse happened, to going with professors to community events and learning the breadth of what they were doing in Albuquerque, Anderson provided me with the academic foundation to understand how business operates and the connections to put that knowledge to work."
The Entrepreneurship Concentration is for students who seek to start their own businesses or work in small businesses with an entrepreneurial focus. The Entrepreneurial Studies Track offers students hands-on experience and theoretical grounding in new venture creation, entrepreneurial finance, business planning, professional selling, and managing small businesses.
Careers in Entrepreneurship
For an overview of careers in entrepreneurship, including average yearly salaries and sample occupations, please review the Careers in Entrepreneurship handout. For additional questions and career guidance, please consult Anderson Career Services.
Entrepreneurial Concentration Checklist
Download the checklist for MBA students that is appropriate for you based on your start semester. Please use this worksheet as a guide to satisfy your graduation requirements. Check off the courses as you complete them to keep track of your progress.
- Checklist (For Students Admitted Fall 2014 or After)
- Checklist (For Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2014)
Questions regarding concentration requirements should be addressed with your MBA advisor or with the Entrepreneurship Faculty Concentration Advisor.
Entrepreneurial Faculty Concentration Advisor
- Raj Mahto
- Creative Enterprise Endowed Professor
- Phone: (505) 277-2423
- Office: ASM 2154
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- Bio: Dr. Mahto received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Memphis in 2006 and joined the faculty at UNM in 2008. Professor Mahto has published in a number of Management journals, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family and Economics Issues, Family Business Review, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, among other publications.
Professor Mahto is in the Editorial Board of Family Business Review and International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Strategy. Professor Mahto also served as an ad hoc Reviewer for a number of journals such as Family Business Review and Technovation.
He teaches a number of entrepreneurship courses, including New Venture Creation, Family Business, Freshman Entrepreneurship, and Managing and Operating Small, Growing Business.
Department Contact Information
The Entrepreneurship Concentration falls within the Finance, International, Technology & Entrepreneurship (FITE) Department. For more information on this department, including contact information for the department chair, please visit the FITE Department Website.