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SDSU College of Business Administration Offers New Entrepreneurship Minor

…it is critical that we offer students from all majors the basic knowledge to successfully pursue and launch their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Dr. Congcong Zheng

Starting in the fall of 2013, the SDSU's College of Business Administration will offer a minor in entrepreneurship. The minor will be available to all undergraduate students regardless of their major area of study.

In elite company

SDSU's College of Business Administration is among an elite set of business schools across the U.S. to offer an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor which include the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), University of Southern California (Marshall), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler), and Oklahoma State University (Spears).

Preparing Students for Entrepreneurship

The program was championed by Dr. Alex DeNoble, director of SDSU's Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and SDSU management professor and entrepreneurship expert, Dr. Congcong Zheng, along with management professors Dr. Lynn Shore, Dr. Martina Musteen and Dr. Larry Rhyne.

"Through the resources of the College of Business and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, we are focused on preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs," DeNoble said. "This new entrepreneurship minor is a significant milestone in our quest to build a world-class program for entrepreneurs here at SDSU."

Zheng added: "In the current economic and social environment, small businesses are the most important sources of job creation and it is critical that we offer students from all majors the basic knowledge to successfully pursue and launch their entrepreneurial endeavors.

"Additionally, it is good for business majors to collaborate with students from across the campus since they will benefit from an infusion of perspectives from engineering, the arts and other disciplines," said Zheng.

"Minor Details"

The minor consists of 15 credit hours for business and non-business students and exposes students to the process of opportunity identification, exploration and development. Students can explore their interests in areas such as for-profit entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship and others.