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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in Entrepreneurship

The concentration in entrepreneurship prepares students with a drive for innovation and the passion to create new businesses to be entrepreneurs or corporate innovators. Students who complete the program will gain a global perspective of entrepreneurship, an understanding of the key management principles across business functions and the need to embrace change in a rapidly evolving environment due to global competition, new technology and changing customer requirements.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements33
Of the 51 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 001B. Composition 2C33
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements
Complete one course from:
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirement of the Major61
Core Courses43
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business3
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS3 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
BUS3 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements18
Additionally, to qualify for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with an entrepreneurship concentration, all courses in the concentration must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required in all business classes.
Required Courses9
BUS2 131D. Marketing in New Ventures3
BUS1 173C. Entrepreneurial Finance3
BUS3 181. Introduction to Entrepreneurship1-6
Additional Courses9
Complete Nine units from:
BUS2 136E. Product Development in New Ventures3
BUS3 182. Business Plans for New Ventures3
BUS3 183. Global Entrepreneurship3
BUS3 184. Business Strategy in Practice in Technology Enterprise3
BUS3 185. Family Business Dynamics3
BUS3 186H. Entrepreneurship Laboratory3
Instructor permission only
BUS3 186S. Current Issues in Entrepreneurship3
University Electives7

Total Units:120