Professor of Practice
The Hahnco Professor of Entrepreneurship
Gary C. Naumann
Professor in Entrepreneurship
BS: University of Missouri, St. Louis
MBA: Harvard Business School
Mr. Naumann has been involved in activities along the entrepreneurial spectrum for most of the past 30 years. After starting his career with one of the major professional accounting firms, he launched off into the world of entrepreneurship:
Gary joined the Management Department of the W. P. Carey School of Business in January 2007 to assist in the development, promotion, and teaching of entrepreneurship in the undergraduate and MBA programs.
Currently teaches entrepreneurship in the evening MBA and the Executive MBA programs
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
MGT 440 - Entrepreneurship
Prepares students for the challenges of assembling and growing high-potential innovative ventures through the use of analytical frameworks that encompass uncertainty inherent in entrepreneurship (or in entrepreneurial activity). In-depth discussion of cases provides a strong empirical foundation.
MGT 445 - Business Model Development
Develops a complete strategic business model emphasizing the planning process undertaken by successful small business owners and entrepreneurs.
MGT 540 - Entrepreneurship
Capstone case-based course covering all aspects of starting a business: opportunity identification, evaluation, concept development, identifying required resources, acquiring those resources, launching the entity, managing growth, and ultimately, harvesting the enterprise. Revolves around a series of cases, readings and class discussions designed to build a comfort level with understanding and solving problems faced every day, in real life, by a broad spectrum of entrepreneurs at various phases of venture development. Significant emphasis on understanding the valuation and financing of entrepreneurial ventures interwoven through discussions.