Entrepreneurship courses, programs, and activities are springing up not only in business schools, but also in colleges of arts and sciences, engineering, education, social work, and even fine arts. Surprisingly, however, while the entrepreneur is fundamentally an economic agent—the “driving force of the market,” in Mises’s phrase—modern economics maintains an ambivalent relationship with entrepreneurship. Klein’s course, based on his new book, sorts it all out toward the goal of a realistic understanding.
While solidly grounded in Austrian and neoclassical theory, the course emphasizes applications to real-world business problems and implications for current (or budding) entrepreneurs, managers, and concerned citizens.
There are no formal prerequisites other than intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn. The course is designed at the undergraduate/MBA level, though graduate students, executives, and other professionals are welcomed.
- Concepts of Entrepreneurship
- Production and Cost
- The Theory of the Firm: Introduction
- The Boundaries of the Firm
- Organizational Design
- Corporate Governance and Corporate Control
- The Corporation and the State
Live lecture sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 6pm EDT, and will include 60 minutes of lecture followed by a 30 minute question and answer period. (Live lectures will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.)
Office Hours will be held on Thursdays from 10 am-11:30am EDT.
Books Available at the Mises Store
Several excerpts from the following books are assigned readings in this course. (Note: Purchasing these books is NOT required. All readings in this course are available online for free.)
Final Grade, Transcript, and Certificate of Completion:
The final grade will depend on participation (in both lecture and discussion sessions), essays, quizzes, and the final exam. Students will have access to a digital transcript for the course. We will add any future grades for future Mises Academy courses taken to this transcript. Students will also receive a digital, printable Certificate of Completion.
If you drop the course during its first week (7 calendar days), you will receive a full refund.
If you drop the course during its second week, you will receive a half refund.
No refunds will be granted following the second week.