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Entrepreneurial Studies

Tim Nisly

TIM NISLY
MBA, 2008
CEO
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.

Questions regarding concentration requirements should be addressed with your MBA advisor or with the Entrepreneurship Faculty Concentration Advisor.

Entrepreneurial Faculty Concentration Advisor

Raj Mahto


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.