San Diego State University Undergraduate Programs and Courses

Providing the Building Blocks for Successful Entrepreneurs


SDSU Undergrad Programs and CoursesThe undergraduate programs offered at SDSU through the Fowler College of Business and other colleges, promotes interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education paired with experiential learning. Management students have the option to earn their degree with a “Specialization in Entrepreneurship”,  while the minor in entrepreneurship is available to all students - both in the business school and across the campus. Both the minor and the specialization in entrepreneurship offer courses in business plan development, opportunity recognition, financial literacy, ethics and more. The San Diego State University School of Music and Dance even provides a “Music Entrepreneurship and Business” track, which is open to all music majors.

In order for students to enhance their entrepreneurial competencies beyond the classroom, students are able to join organizations such as Entrepreneur Society and Women in Entrepreneurship, and students can participate in entrepreneurship events. Housed in the Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science complex, the Zip Launchpad and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center provides all students the unique opportunity to develop a real-life start-up company using the Lean Model philosophy. Students are further encouraged to apply their knowledge in activities like the VentureStart business modeling competitions and the Venture Capital Investment Competition.

San Diego State University graduates include the founders of companies such Costco, Volcom, Jack in the Box, Rubios and Stance. A new class of businesses have emerged in recent years with fresh start-ups like ShakeSmart, CourseKey, and Scott's Cheap Flights, paving the way for more undergraduates to follow in their footsteps.

For the most up to date information on the entrepreneurship offerings on the campus, please visit San Diego State University Catalog.