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Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration

Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration Entrepreneurs have crucial functions in the economy: they create employment for themselves and others, they enhance productive abilities, and they bring innovate ideas and products to the marketplace. Entrepreneurship is a creative, collaborative, exciting, and rewarding path that seeks to maximize the value in every opportunity. And entrepreneurs are often more satisfied than employees with their jobs.

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. These studies build upon and lead students beyond the core management competencies.

Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration Students work directly with community partners on real-life projects. Through activities of the Small Business Institute (SBI), (link to SBI page) Entrepreneurial Studies students apply research and classroom-based learning to critical challenges facing small businesses in our community, creating an atmosphere of success through a combination of excellent academics and community engagement.

Dr. Raj Mahto is the faculty advisor for the Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration.

Entrepreneurial Curriculum Information and Checklists

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Entrepreneurial Faculty Concentration Advisor

Raj Mahto
  • Raj Mahto
  • Creative Enterprise Endowed Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-2423
  • Office: ASM 2154
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  • Bio: Dr. Mahto received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Memphis in 2006 and joined the faculty at UNM in 2008. Professor Mahto has published in a number of Management journals, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Family and Economics Issues, Family Business Review, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, among other publications.
    Professor Mahto is in the Editorial Board of Family Business Review and International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Strategy. Professor Mahto also served as an ad hoc Reviewer for a number of journals such as Family Business Review and Technovation.
    He teaches a number of entrepreneurship courses, including New Venture Creation, Family Business, Freshman Entrepreneurship, and Managing and Operating Small, Growing Business.


Department Contact Information

Raul Gouvea
  • Raul Gouvea
  • Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-8448
  • Office: ASM 2106
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  • Bio: Dr. Gouvea received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1988 and joined the faculty at UNM in 1988.
    Professor Gouvea teaches a number of international management courses, including International Management, Management in Latin America, International Entrepreneurship, and Green Economics.
    Professor Gouvea is the founder and Chair of a number of conferences such as Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas (FIBEA), Sustainability & Disability (SUDI), Legal Implications of the Green Economy (LIEGE), and co-founded and co-chaired the Water, Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Conferences (WITS).
    He has published over 80 articles in a number of management, economic,  and Latin American Studies Journals, such as the Modern Economy, Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Defense & Security Analysis, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review, Revista Brasileira de Economia, Estudos Economicos,Revista de Economia Politica, Estudios de Economia, and El Trimestre Economico. 


Vanessa G. Kline