Entrepreneurship, BS

Entrepreneurs want to forge their own way in the world, be their own bosses and create companies that are doing things no one else is.

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Program Intro

CBU students take entrepreneurship courses to learn how to start ventures, business courses to compete effectively for all types of jobs and minor courses to build entrepreneurship upon personal passion. This three-dimensional approach teaches students how to grow in the image of God as they learn to live their purpose as an innovative solver of our world’s challenges.

66 Units

*45-66 units

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2 Concentrations
20 Required Major Courses

*19-20 required major courses, depending on concentration

Why Study Entrepreneurship at CBU?

CBU’s entrepreneurship degree is ideal for the entrepreneurially minded young adult wanting to prepare for the business world in a faith-friendly environment. All professors have entrepreneurial experience, and students collaborate with professors on new business ideas. Students also have the opportunity to compete in an in-house business plan competition. Riverside is one of the top cities in the USA for new business startups, and practicing entrepreneurs visit regularly to speak in classes.

What You'll Learn

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Program Details

ENT 462: Entrepreneurial Behavior and Leadership

An examination of theory and practice regarding behavior and leadership in organizations that leads to excellent job performance with particular focus on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial leaders, and job performance in entrepreneurial organizations.

ENT 442: Opportunity and the Lean Startup

Students learn to recognize the difference between ideas and opportunities for the purpose of evaluating the likely commercial success of business concepts and ideas, using Lean Startup theory and experiments. 

ENT 362: Social Entrepreneurship

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship and its impact here in the United States and around the world. 

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  • Business Concentration
  • Family Business Management Concentration

Nolan Gouveia, B.S.

Assistant Professor of Business (Entrepreneurship Emphasis)

Office Phone: 951-552-8971
Office Location: BUS 235

Andrew Herrity, Ph.D.

Professor of Business

Office Phone: 951-343-4361
Office Location: School of Business Building Office Number 237

Noah Buchanan

I chose this major because I'm interested in leading a business. I like how experienced the professors are; they're knowledgeable and helpful. I hope to gain a foot in the corporate world and be able to gain a managerial position.

Noah Buchanan '19

Andrew Whatley

I hope to own my own business, and this program is building my confidence in the business world. It offers a lot of opportunities and the professors are very flexible and available.

Andrew Whatley '20

Jacob Cooper

I hope to furnish my name into my own revolutionary company and be known for my personal innovation. The professors are all kind beyond belief and your success has a top priority as they teach. They help you grow rather than just expanding your knowledge on a subject.

Jacob Cooper '20

Career Possibilities

Entrepreneurship majors can apply their field of study to a variety of leadership and business roles. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Entrepreneur
  • CEO
  • Founder
  • Business Executive
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Business Development Officer
  • Family Business Leader
  • Retail Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Executive
  • Project Manager

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