Bachelor's

Seeking a 4-year degree? CSUSB is the only university in Inland Southern California that offers a full concentration and a Minor in Entrepreneurship that is globally recognized for excellence and accredited by AACSB International, the world's leading accreditation body for business schools. Find out more about our innovative coursework and experiential learning programs...

Master's

Our Master's program in Entrepreneurship has received top rankings from The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur Magazine and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and is described by alumni as "grueling" and "life changing." If that sounds intriguing, learn more here about our MBA and MS programs in Entrepreneurship...

Open University

Thinking of starting a business or already own a business and want to gain business knowledge without pursuing a degree program? Open University is the place for you – members of the community can take both graduate and undergraduate courses at CSUSB to increase their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge without having to be an enrolled degree-seeking student...

Why Our Program Is So Unique

A nationally recognized and ranked Entrepreneurship program, right here in the Inland Empire! CSUSB's Entrepreneurship program and Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) have been recognized by The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur Magazine, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and AACSB International for excellence in fostering entrepreneurship.

Robust Academics Programs

We offer comprehensive academic programs in an environment that helps to foster the process of creating, launching and managing a business venture. Our students leave prepared to undertake the entrepreneurial lifestyle and ready to unleash their potential.

Support for Student Success

Our experienced faculty is dedicated to creating an environment for students to succeed. The program also aims to enhance students' toolkits with an array of activities and events that stem beyond the classroom experience.

Live Projects

In general, each program exposes students to the life cycle of the entrepreneurial process, from ideation all the way to managing and growing the venture for eventual harvest.

Opportunity

IECE coordinates academic programs as well as delivering engaging networking events such as the Innovation Challenge, Fast Pitch Competition, Lunch with the Entrepreneur events, Catalyst Student Venture Fund and the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Scholarship.

Are You Next?

At California State University, San Bernardino, entrepreneurship isn’t just a word - it is a mindset and way of life! Our program reflects this philosophy. From our comprehensive academic curriculum that leads to degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels to our experiential activities, the environment is one of "thinking like an owner" that requires students to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial process on a journey to learn firsthand what entrepreneurship entails.

Through our Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) students have ample opportunities to test their entrepreneurial potential and connect with local business leaders. In addition, IECE works extensively with the Inland Empire business community to provide focused business counseling and training programs to help aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goal of business ownership and existing entrepreneurs take their business to new levels of success.

CSUSB Entrepreneurship Programs

Bachelor's

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic field where both passion and specialized skills come together. CSUSB’s undergraduate program offers you the practical knowledge, real-world experience, and the advanced business skills essential to be a successful entrepreneur within any environment. The program will enhance your academic experience by utilizing an integrated, hands-on learning approach that will prepare you for your future in business. During the program, you will collaborate with students from other disciplines and network with entrepreneurs; mentors; and alumni from within the community. You’ll not only learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, but also develop the entrepreneurial mindset through experience and challenging coursework.

Dr. Michael Stull
Types of Courses:
ENTR 543
New Venture Opportunity Analysis
ENTR 545
New Venture Resource Requirements
ENTR 549
Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture
ENTR 442
Small Business Management

Master's

In the MBA Entrepreneurship program, our approach to facilitate learning is to build up your already existing foundation, by immersing you directly in the entrepreneurial process. As part of the entrepreneurial program, you will be required to start and run a business; face the risk and rewards of entrepreneurship in real time, instead of through case studies or class lectures. Interact with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders from within the community to learn from their successes and failures. Our faculty will engage you in hands-on learning exercises and expect you to apply your skills in interactive sessions to get the most from your MBA in Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Michael Stull
Types of Courses:
ENTR 621
Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
ENTR 623
Piloting the New Venture
ENTR 625
New Venture Planning and Strategy
ENTR 620
Business Law for Entrepreneurs

Open University

Interested in taking an entrepreneurship class without the degree? Most courses listed in the university catalog are open to non-matriculated students (non-degree) through the College of Extended Learning’s program called "Open University." Members of the community may enroll in select entrepreneurship courses on a space-available basis. Learn concepts such as opportunity recognition, new venture strategy, creative problem solving, entrepreneurial leadership, and possess the skills to launch a new business or contribute to business development in existing organizations.

Students who desire to enroll in Open University classes require an application from the College of Extended Learning and approval of the instructor. The Open University Program is not available to current matriculated students. For further information, contact the College of Extended Learning (SH-134), (909) 537-5975.

Students in class
Types of Courses:
ENTR 442
Small Business Management
ENTR 543
New Venture Opportunity Analysis
ENTR 544
New Venture Development
ENTR 547
Managing a Growing Business

Catalyst Accelerator

The CSUSB entrepreneurship center has created unique program to accelerate and fund entrepreneurial ideas developed by students and faculty. The Catalyst Business Accelerator provides office space, resources and assistance from experienced entrepreneurs to support the launch of promising new ventures that will help contribute to the local Inland Southern California economy.

CONTACT US

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San Bernardino, CA 92407