Entrepreneurial Management and Finance


Stanford School of Engineering

Management Science and Engineering: Entrepreneurial Management and Finance


For graduate students only with a preference for engineering and science majors. This course places an emphasis on managing the challenges experienced by high-growth ventures, especially those based on innovation-based products and services. Students develop a set of skills and approaches to becoming effective entrepreneurial leaders and managers.

Applications for this course will be reviewed by the instructors, and students will be informed of decisions prior to the start of the course.


MS&E 140 and ENGR 60, or equivalents.

Topics include

  • Business model analysis, deal structure and negotiation
  • Raising capital and financial management
  • Venture operations and organizational administration
  • Managing the interplay between ownership and growth
  • Handling adversity as well as failure.

Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate education section.


Enrollment in the course requires attendance at a VC field trip (via web conference or in-person), and commitment to participation in several team-based activities (via web conference or in-person).   

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Dates:March 29 - June 4, 2021
Units: 3.00
Delivery Option:
For Credit $4,056.00
Notes: Pre-registration Dates: February 1, 2021 at 9:00am to March 12, 2021 at 5:00pm

Pre-registration for this course will secure your enrollment request and ensure timely processing of your application for potential course approval. Please note: course enrollment will be confirmed after March 19, 2021; after completing your pre-registration, no further action is required on your part.


This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.