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Entrepreneurship Specialization

The Entrepreneurship specialization is crafted specifically for Management majors in the College of Business. Taking the Specialization in Entrepreneurship as a Management major complements the managing theories and strategies in the core classes with an innovational and an entrepreneurial mindset. Below are the Program Level Student Learning Objectives for the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs at San Diego State University.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ knowledge of the international nature of entrepreneurship.
    • Identify the cultural dimensions that distinguish different countries on work related attitudes.
    • Analyze how different countries require different strategies.
    • Explain how business practices vary in different countries.
  2. Analyze, formulate, and develop methods for implementing strategies in established or entrepreneurial organizations.
    • Apply strategic theories and frameworks to organizations in a global context.
    • Integrate functional areas into stratlegic business problems from a general management perspective.
  3. Apply ethical frameworks and theories in business situations.
    • Apply 4-6 ethical theories to current business situations.
    • Explain the philosophical arguments for and criticisms of 4-6 ethical theories.
  4. Apply leadership theories and competencies in business situations.
    • Describe and apply leadership theories.
    • Analyze the applicability of leadership skills/practices in different situations.
  5. Display knowledge of the key elements of the entrepreneurial process including opportunity recognition and evaluation, concept development, resource procurement, and implementation leading to the creation and capture of value.
    • Identify possible sources and characteristics of viable business opportunities.
    • Develop alternative business concepts for pursuing viable opportunities.
    • Identify the types of human, information, and financial resources required for launching and managing a new venture.
    • Identify alternative strategies for capturing the accumulated value of a business venture.
  6. Identify the financial requirements and fund raising processes for starting and growing a new venture.
    • Project the financial requirements associated with launching and growing a new venture.
    • Differentiate between the alternative funding sources for a new venture.
    • Analyze the financial sustainability of a new venture.
  7. Employ knowledge of the components of a new venture business plan.
    • Identify the key elements of a business plan for the launch of a new venture.
    • Design a business model to generate revenues and profits associated with the launch of a new venture.
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The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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