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Innovation. Opportunity. Startup ventures. Turning ideas into sustainable solutions for needy people. Entrepreneurs accomplish all these things and the minor in entrepreneurship shows you how. So you have an idea? In the entrepreneurship minor, you learn how to attract the resources and launch the organization to make your idea a reality. You learn how to start your own individual venture or a team venture with others whose talents and strengths complement yours. With your newly sharpened entrepreneurship skills you'll even be ready to help a family-owned business see revitalization with new opportunities. Entrepreneurship shows you how to put into practice the knowledge and skills you acquire in your major discipline, so it makes for a wonderful complement to your major.

The minor requires completion of 21 units.

Upper Division Requirements

 

This is a practice-oriented course covering major facets of small business with special focus on starting, financing, marketing, operating, and leading the people in a small business. Special emphasis is given to entrepreneurship and small business development. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENT357-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202
ENT357-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240
ENT357-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202

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. The course is also suitable for non-business majors to learn how to evaluate an idea in their field or discipline as a potential entrepreneurial opportunity. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENT442-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 250
ENT442-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS
ENT442-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS

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. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MKT333-C
Assaf, Raef J
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 252
MKT333-A
Assaf, Raef J
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204
MKT333-B
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
MKT333-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center A110
MKT333-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124

An introduction to the profession of personal selling and sales management. The choice of sales and sales management as a career will be discussed. Topics of interest include: Strategically planning each sales call within a larger account strategy, making the sales call, strengthening communications, responding helpfully to objections, obtaining commitment, and building partnerships. Sales force planning, organizing, management, territory development, selection, compensation, sales force effectiveness, and performance will also be analyzed and discussed. Prerequisite: MKT 333. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MKT443-A
Willis, Sean
01/08/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BUS 125

Upper Division Elective Requirements

 

Complete 6 additional upper division units from the following:

The course will examine technology policy, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets, intrusions on privacy and other personal rights, biotechnology, e-commerce, important contract issues for technology companies, tort liabilities for physical and economic harms, antitrust and anticompetitive conductor. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203
BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 202

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a business or non-profit organization in an emphasis area (Business Technology, Marketing, Management). This is an opportunity for field experience in applying business principles. May be repeated for a total of six (6 units) Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS491-IN
Hove, Tad A.
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
BUS491-IN
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
BUS491-IN
Hove, Tad A.
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship and its impact here in the United States and around the world. The focus is on applying business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENT362-A
Gouveia, Nolan M.
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 250
ENT362-A
Wang, Victor
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS