SDSU Graduate Entrepreneurship Program
Often times undergraduate students are not aware that their universities offer entrepreneurial training so they miss out on the opportunity to learn these crucial business skills. At the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center we invite those who missed their opportunity during their undergraduate to participate in our graduate entrepreneurship program, along with those who are already familiar with entrepreneurship. Our goal is to help students reach their entrepreneurial dreams. Through the curriculum offered in the College of Business in the Management Department and our pragmatic learning programs, we can provide you with the most comprehensive entrepreneurial experience.
Since 1986, leaders at San Diego State University (SDSU) have been teaching and embracing a blend of entrepreneurial education and experiential learning as a formula for developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Many people believe that entrepreneurs are born and not make, however we contest this claim. Our belief is that if you acquire the knowledge, gain experience, and are passionate you can be an entrepreneur.
Our curriculum is case study driven and taught in an environment where you are working within teams, which will push you to think more strategically, learn how to assess ideas and solutions, build appropriate financial and business models, in addition to developing effective management and marketing strategies. Our faculty is a mix of tenured professors with industry experienced lecturers to give you a balance of theory and application.
For greater learning a balance of classroom curriculum and real-world experiences are built into our program. This is where your experiential learning at SDSU comes alive. We offer several ways for you to acquire additional learning and knowledge via programs including Venture Challenge, our investment competition VCIC, along with Internships. Moreover, all MBA students will complete a community based consulting project in which you and a team of students will tackle a strategic problem or opportunity that faces a local business in the community. All of these programs are intended to provide you with experience, increase your network, and provide you with mentoring from accomplished entrepreneurs.
Join us at San Diego State University and begin the journey on your entrepreneurial life.
~ Sol Price, SDSU'34