There are several study abroad options for entrepreneurship offered through San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. Students participating in the study abroad programs will be enrolled in a semester, summer, or winter break study in an international setting. In addition to enrolling in entrepreneurship courses, students will visit startups and businesses to network with local entrepreneurs. Previous studies have included trips to Paris, Rome, Israel, and Barcelona. There are currently three entrepreneur study abroad options available for the 2015 winter break in Lisbon, Barcelona, and Shanghai,. These unique blended experiences of coursework and global experience are open to all students across the SDSU campus; all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to apply. For further information about the enrollment process, costs, and planning for travel, visit the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center’s website or San Diego State University’s Study Abroad page.
Music Entrepreneurship Major
The first of its kind in the United States, San Diego State University offers a Music Entrepreneurship and Business degree. This degree is specifically for students admitted into the undergraduate music major program, who are interested in developing their musical talents while also developing practical entrepreneurial and business skills. As part of the curriculum, students have an experiential component to help students identify how they can use their music background and artistry to pursue entrepreneurial experiences. Students complete this experiential component by utilizing the resources available at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center on campus. To learn more about this program and the experiential component requirements, please visit the Music Entrepreneurship and Business information page.
Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
The College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University offers an intensive two-week Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. This program was strategically designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of core startup business issues related to the life sciences and technology industries for individuals interested in starting their own business. The program is taught collaboratively by faculty from San Diego State University’s College of Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration, along with experts in the field. This opportunity is open not only to students and faculty, but community members as well. A previous participant wrote his experience on the program and how it inspired him with his future endeavors. For more information on this program, please view this short video!
With Entrepreneurship Curriculum available at San Diego State University at both the undergraduate and graduate level, there are many entrepreneurship courses available with a strong blend of education and experiential learning. In the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program, there is an entrepreneurship specialization for Management majors, as well as an entrepreneurship minor for business students and a minor for non-business students. To explore the different undergraduate courses offered with descriptions and student learning outcomes, visit the Lavin Center’s undergraduate curriculum page. An MBA with an Entrepreneurship Specialization is offered through the Graduate Entrepreneurship Program. The different graduate courses available in entrepreneurship are listed on the graduate curriculum page. To view a complete list and biographies of the award winning educators who teach the entrepreneurship courses at San Diego State University, please visit the faculty page.
The American Language Institute in the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University offers a Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program for international education students. The courses offered in the program focus on solving social problems with creative entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, students receive a practical experience component where they can take advantage of the resources available at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and Zahn Innovation Center on campus. International students enrolled in the program also gain membership to the Entrepreneur Society, a student organization on campus. For more information on how to apply and available term dates, please visit the American Language Institute’s program page. In order to gain a better understanding of the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, be sure to check out this short video!
The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University offers an entrepreneurship minor, which is available to all undergraduate students on campus. The minor consists of 15 credit hours with different requirements for both business and non-business majors. The minor offers five different tracks to choose from, including a traditional track, social track, technology and science track, arts and design track, and international track. In addition to the coursework, students must complete an experiential component administered through the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center or the Zahn Innovation Center. For more information on the entrepreneurship minor and how to register, please visit the the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center’s page for business and non-business majors.
The Entrepreneurship Specialization is offered by the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University and caters specifically to undergraduate majors in the management department. In this specialization you will explore the Program Student Learning Outcomes outlined, such as exploring the ins-and-outs of family business, franchising, international and social ventures, as well as creativity and innovation. Students in the entrepreneurship specialization will have access to the University’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and the Zahn Innovation Platform to use as key resources in applying their knowledge of entrepreneurship to real life experience. Students can visit an advisor in the management office to find out more information on the specialization, and view the program requirements on the College of Business Administration website.