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Entrepreneurial Studies (B.S.)

Entreprepreneurial Studies represents our newest and most hands-on program.

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 buisiness
  • 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 Certificates

  • Experiential Learning
  • Workplace Intercultural Competence

Suggested Minors

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

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

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.