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Entrepreneurship Minor 2017-03-02T01:26:02+00:00

Cal Poly Pomona’s Entrepreneurship minor provides students with an introductory background needed to start and operate a small business.

Required Courses: 20 units

An introduction to the characteristics of an entrepreneur and the knowledge required to start a business. Exploration of resources and support available to the entrepreneur. Students develop a business opportunity-assessment, focusing on industry, product/service, competition, target market, and location.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 104.

Component(s): 4 lecture/problem-solving.

Exploring techniques and exercises to facilitate the creative thinking process. How to realize and nurture an entrepreneurial mindset to perceive opportunities. Designing an innovation with the potential for commercialization. An integration of financial analysis with opportunity recognition.

Component(s): 4 lectures/problem-solving.

Development of a business plan, including managerial philosophies and capabilities for a new business. Learning to integrate financials, marketing and operations for a new business. Identifying growth industries in the new millennium, with special attention to Southern California economy.

Prerequisite(s): MHR 320.

Component(s): 4 lectures/problem-solving.

Managerial knowledge, skills and capabilities needed for rapidly growing or emergent businesses. Identifying the growth industries, products and services with highest potential for southern California’s 21st Century. Managing the problems of growing companies including the transition from entrepreneurial to professional management.

Prerequisite(s): MHR 320.

Component(s): 4 lectures/problem-solving.

Business, personal and interpersonal issues associated with family-owned/managed firms are explored; competitive strengths/weaknesses in family-owned firms, dynamics of family interactions and the business culture; conflict resolution; estate planning, planning for succession.

Component(s): 4 lecture presentations.

Electives—Select one course (4 units) from the following:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of real estate. Students are introduced to concepts, principles, and methods related to real estate transactions and to different aspects of real estate decision-making. Topics include the legal aspects of real estate, investment analysis, sources and instruments of financing, market and feasibility analysis, appraisal, and development.

Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better in ACC 207/207AFRL 201EC 201FRL 300 and MAT 125.

Component(s): 4 lectures/problem solving.

Study of the adversary system, principles of American law, coverage of business-related torts and contracts, product liability, and real and personal property. Case analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 104.

Component(s): 4 lecture presentations.

Financial problems and strategies paramount to small firms. Various financing sources including venture capitals. Funding techniques and financial package evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): FRL 301 and a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in MAT 125.

Component(s): 4 lectures/problem-solving.

Focus on professional selling within the context of relationship marketing. Emphasis on precision selling process. Team presentations.

Prerequisite(s): IBM 301.

Component(s): 4 lecture/problem-solving.

Survey of the history of management and review of significant management literature. Practical applications of management theories to problems in planning, organizing, and controlling business activity. Ethical considerations.

Component(s): 4 lecture discussions.

Introductory experiences in the basics of organizational behavior. Organizational socialization, teamwork leadership, group dynamics, problem-solving, and ethics as they apply to the manager in a multicultural economic and political environment.

Component(s): 4 lecture discussions. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Methods, theory, and institutional knowledge for managing not-for-profit organizations. Problems and issues in policy, organization, program, personnel, and budget unique to not-for-profit organizations.

Component(s): 4 lecture discussions.

Experiences and discussions involving the complexity of leadership. A study and survey of the history and progression of leadership research for gaining awareness of the challenges of leadership. A non-traditional approach to learning leadership concepts by simulating actual experiences.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C (2.0) in ENG 104.

Component(s): 4 lecture discussions.

Introduction to financial accounting and accounting information systems (AIS), including basic concepts, limitations, tools and methods. Use of AIS-generated information, including financial statements in decision making by investors, creditors, and other users external to the organization.

Prerequisite(s): microcomputer proficiency.

Component(s): 4 lectures/problem solving. 1 self-paced activity.

Note(s): For credit, both segments are to be successfully completed.

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College of Business Administration, Management and Human Resources Department