Entrepreneurship Minor

Minor in Entrepreneurship

Why should you Minor in Entrepreneurship?

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.

Program Requirements

The minor requires completion of 21 units.

Upper Division Requirements

BUS357 Small Business Management

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)

BUS361 Entreprneurial Opptnity Analysis

In this course, students will learn to recognize the difference between ideas and opportunities, and how to identify, gather, and analyze the information needed for evaluating the likely commercial success of business concepts and ideas. The course is also suitable to non-business majors to learn how to evaluate an idea in their field or discipline as a potential entrepreneurial opportunity. (3 units; Spring even years)

BUS366 The Entrepreneur

An examination of the practices and characteristics of the successful entrepreneur. The course adopts the perspective that entrepreneurship is a practice best learned from practitioners. Thus, much of the course involves successful entrepreneurs presenting to the class to illustrate what is known empirically about the behavior, motivation, skills and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. The course applies concepts at an introductory level from the sub-fields of behavioral economics and social psychology, and dies not require prior preparation in economics, so it is open to all students regardless of major or class standing. (3 units; Spring)

MKT333 Principles of Marketing

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)

Weniger, Marc
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center ONLN
05/08/2017 TR 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253

MKT443 Personal Selling & Sales Managmn

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)ts; ’}я›

Assaf, Raef J
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 253

Upper Division Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) additional upper division units from the following:

BUS323 Personal Financial Management

Covers budgeting, credit buying, borrowing, saving, insurance, buying a home, taxes, investment, estate planning, retirement and consumer economics. (3 units; As offered)

Harrison, Adele L.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 123

BUS359 Intellectual Property Law

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)

BUS362 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. The focus is on applying business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. (3 units; Spring)

BUS435 Leadership in Organizations

This course examines the basic concepts, theories, nature and practices of leadership and leadership behavior. A major assumption of the course content is that there is a difference between management and leadership, a difference succinctly characterized in the observation. "Lead people; manage things." An emphasis on integrating biblical principles and leadership will also be studied. Real-world applications are done through extensive case studies. Students completing this course for credit may not also earn credit for LDR 310 (3 units; Spring odd years)

Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 250

BUS464 Family Business Management

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)

Alderson, Keanon J.
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS ONLN

BUS491 Internship in Business

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)

Winter, Natalie A
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
Alderson, Keanon J.
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC