Entrepreneurship Curriculum


Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2022-23, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2022. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

In the School of Business entrepreneurship classes, students learn foundational leadership and venture-vetting skills appropriate for starting a new business, advancing in their current company or joining a brand-new business (versus one that’s already established).

Throughout the program, students learn to think just like a founder or C-level executive, including how to identify potential socially innovative opportunities, prepare business plans and deal with legal issues. With our close connections to the San Diego business community, students have the opportunity to network with industry leaders both in and outside of the classroom.

Required Lower-Division Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
BUSN 101Creating and Growing Sustainable Ventures3
or ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
Required Upper-Division Courses
ENTR 304Entrepreneurship and New Ventures3
or MGMT 304 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
Select one of the following (a total of 3 units):3
ENTR 310Innovation and Design Thinking
Innovation and Design Thinking
ENTR 333Torero Ventures Lab
Torero Ventures Lab
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following (a total of 6 units):6
BUSN 377Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
ENTR 302Family Business
Family Business
ENTR 308Small Business Management
Small Business Management
ENTR 312Global Social Entrepreneurship
Global Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR 320Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship
FINA 407New Venture Finance
MGMT 311Business Leadership
MKTG 330Professional Selling
MKTG 340Social Media Marketing
MKTG 341Digital Marketing
Total Units18

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2022-23, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2022. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Required Lower-Division Courses
BUSN 101Creating and Growing Sustainable Ventures3
Required Upper-Division Courses
ENTR 304Entrepreneurship and New Ventures3
or ENTR 310 Innovation and Design Thinking
ENTR 320Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 333Torero Ventures Lab3
Total Units12

Competition Requirement
All students must participate in at least one of the entrepreneurship competitions offered by the School of Business:
a. Fowler Business Concept Challenge
b. Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge
c. Venture Vetting Competition
d. An entrepreneurship competition pre-approved by the Chair of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department

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