15.975 Special Seminar in Management The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans

January (IAP) 2005

A nut and bolt.
A nut and bolt figuratively represent the content of this class. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a detailed list of readings and extensive resources. The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

The nuts and bolts of preparing a Business Plan will be explored in this 16th annual course offering. The course is open to members of the MIT Community and to others interested in entrepreneurship. It is particularly recommended for persons who are interested in starting or are involved in a new business. Because some of the speakers will be judges of the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, persons who are planning to enter the Competition should find the course particularly useful.  Historically, the number of students taking the course is 250+, divided approximately 50/50 between Scientist/Engineers and Sloan students.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.

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Joseph Hadzima, Senior Lecturer

Course Meeting Times

Seven sessions for 9 days
3 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate