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.
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.
*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
- Identify and describe key theories and practices in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics, and business law.
- Apply knowledge and principles to business scenarios in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and economics.
- Use critical thinking to identify issues, collect and examine information, evaluate evidence, and draw conclusions.
- Use creative thinking to synthesize ideas and expertise, and take appropriate risk in developing innovative approaches to address business problems.
- Integrate knowledge and values from various disciplines and transfer skills to the workplace.
- Communicate in writing to a targeted audience with clarity, appropriate tone, proper mechanics, and relevant content.
- Orally present a message with confidence, effective voice inflection, clarity, and appropriate visual aids.
- Define problems, identify alternatives, and establish criteria to evaluate potential solutions.
- Utilize and/or formulate models to represent and solve business problems, compute results, and develop solutions.
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.
- Business Concentration
- Family Business Management Concentration
Assistant Professor of Business (Entrepreneurship Emphasis)
Department Lead for Entrepreneurship
Office Phone: 951-552-8971
Office Location: BUS 235
Professor of Business
Office Phone: 951-343-4361
Office Location: School of Business Building Office Number 237
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
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
Entrepreneurship majors can apply their field of study to a variety of leadership and business roles. Some careers listed below may require further education.
- Business Executive
- Nonprofit Manager
- Business Development Officer
- Family Business Leader
- Retail Manager
- Business Analyst
- Account Executive
- Project Manager