Business

School of Business

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

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BUS357-A A Weniger, Marc 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Sch Business Building
106
Fall 2014 BUS357-A A Herrity, Andrew C. 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
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BUS361 Entreprneurial Opptnity Analysis

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BUS361-A A Herrity, Andrew C. 01/08/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
103
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BUS366 The Entrepreneur

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 odd years)

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MKT333 Principles of Marketing

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 01/08/2014 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Sch Business Building
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Spring 2014 MKT333-A A Assaf, Raef J 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Sch Business Building
104
Summer 2014 MKT333-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/05/2014 Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 MKT333-A A Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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MKT443 Personal Selling & Sales Managmn

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 even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 MKT443-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
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Upper Division Elective Requirements

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

BUS323 Family Financial Management

BUS323 Family Financial Management

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

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BUS359 Intellectual Property Law

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)

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BUS362 Social Entrepreneurship

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; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS362-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
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BUS435 Leadership in Organizations

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BUS435-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 01/08/2014 Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
252
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BUS464 Family Business Management

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BUS464-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM The Village at CBU
300
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BUS491 Internship in Business

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. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of the School of Business. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BUS491-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 01/08/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Spring 2014 BUS491-B B Winter, Natalie A 01/08/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Summer 2014 BUS491-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 05/05/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2014 BUS491-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2014 BUS491-B B Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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