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Non-Business Entrepreneurship Minor

SDSU offers entrepreneurial experiences to any student on campus


  Learn how to register and to ensure the minor corresponds with your current classes.

          Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, a type of attitude or belief. Anyone can be entrepreneurial, which is why there is the Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-Business students. Whether you aspire to be an engineer, lawyer, writer, artist, film director, nutritionist, software developer, among many other things, you can learn how to take an idea and turn into a business. Learning to think innovatively and creatively about problems and solutions in your chosen field is invaluable. You will understand the developmental needs and challenges of next generation leaders, articulate the feasibility of an idea becoming a potential company, identify social needs, and respond with an entrepreneurial business models, along with identifying and assessing opportunities in international markets. Below is a course map of required and elective courses for non-business majors who are interested in the Entrepreneurship Non-Business Minor.

Business Preparation Class:
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
This accounting course is required for all non-business majors to get in to the Entrepreneurship Minor.

Required Courses:
MGT358 Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
MGT460 Business plan development * (prerequisite: MGT 358)

Entrepreneurship Courses: (1 from the following):
MGT452 - Family business management
MGT455 - Social entrepreneurship
MGT353 - Creativity and innovation (prerequisite: MGT350)
MGT355 - International entrepreneurship
MGT459 - Franchise management
FIN328 - Entrepreneurial Finance (prerequisite: FIN323)

Electives: (1 of the following)
MGT350 - Management and Organizational Behavior
MGT452 - Family business management
MGT455 - Social entrepreneurship
MGT353 - Creativity and innovation (prerequisite: MGT350)
MGT355 - International entrepreneurship
MGT459 - Franchise management

FIN323 - Fundamentals of Finance
FIN328 - Entrepreneurial Finance (prerequisite: FIN323)
FIN321 - Managerial Economics

MKTG370 -Marketing

MIS302-Intro to Operations Management
MIS306 -Systems Analysis
MIS483- Networking and Data Communication

COMM 307 - Communication in Professional Settings
COMM 406- Organizational Communication
COMM 371 - Intercultural Communication

MUSIC 518 - Community Outreach Practicum

RTM 475 - Commercial Recreation Management

Experiential Component
Includes one of the following:
Participation in EMC paid internship program
Participation in EMC Web Compass program
Participation in MGT 401 on an approved Entrepreneurship client
Participation in the Lavin Venture Start Program
Participation in the Lavin fellows program
Participation in an SDSU Venture Challenge Team
Participation in the Zahn Challenge Competition
Participation in one of the University incubators (currently Science and Engineering)
Participation in a Social Entrepreneurship grant activity
An independent study with an Entrepreneurship Professor
Participation in a leadership workshop sponsored by Student Life Services on campus
Participation as a work-study in the EMC

Capstone Course:
MGT460 - Business Plan Development

I look for three I's in an employee--integrity, industry and intelligence. Of the three, integrity is the most important.
~ Sol Price, SDSU'34
   Price Club
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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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