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Entrepreneurial Studies (B.A./B.S.)

Students in this major write business plans and ultimately open their own small business, learning through experience as well as in the classroom. Coursework focuses on starting a business, growing a business, business consulting, product development, sales, and marketing. Graduates work for a variety of companies from banking to music production. Some create their own companies and are self-employed.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy learning about business
  • Want to gain business skills
  • Are imaginative and creative
  • Interested in opening a business
  • Want to work for yourself

Career Opportunities

  • Start a business/grow an existing business
  • Business Analyst/Consultant
  • Management
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Sales Representative

Recent Employers

  • Self-employed
  • Manufacturers
  • Retail Businesses
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate

Internship Opportunities

  • Local Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Institutions
  • Manufacturers
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Businesses

Suggested Minors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Banking and Financial Services (available online through Northern State University)
  • Marketing
  • Other

Suggested Accelerated Programs

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.