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RSM2013YY – Creative Destruction Lab Course (Advanced Course)

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General Information

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Target Audience

This course is primarily targeted at students who are interested in careers in strategy, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, new product development, and economic development policy.


RSM2008H – Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Intro Course


Year-long course, 1.0 FCE – September to April.

Course Mission and Scope

The CDL Advanced Course follows the process of commercializing technological innovation by working closely with early-stage technology ventures seeking capital. This course allows for frequent interaction with experienced entrepreneurs and investors. Students will apply basic economics and analytical tools developed in the foundational MBA curriculum to evaluate the size of markets, the attractiveness of industries, the financing options and valuation of early-stage companies, the sustainable competitive advantage of proposed strategies, the downside risks, and upside potential of individual entrepreneurs, and their vision for their companies. Students will learn how to formulate and evaluate the strategy of entrepreneurial ventures, apply frameworks to CDL ventures and advise them on strategic decision-making, and understand why strategy formulation for entrepreneurial ventures is distinct to that for other firms. Students will develop strategies for a new company.

Evaluation and Grade Breakdown

Company Analysis and CritiqueGroupTBD
3 Venture-Specific AssignmentsIndividualTBD
Overall Class ContributionIndividualTBD

Required Resources

Links to reading will be provided in the course outline.


Enrollment not done through Course Match. Eligible students will be notified by CDL with enrollment instructions.

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