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Entrepreneurship

What Is Entrepreneurship?

LMU's Entrepreneurship major teaches students how to plan, organize and manage a small business and be a successful entrepreneur. Students focus on the practical skills, ethical issues, and management theory necessary to succeed in a diverse global economy.

Majors learn how to evaluate the feasibility of new business ideas and ventures, undertake risk analysis and develop a business plan. They then learn how to take those ideas and ventures from the drawing board to the real world.

Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review named LMU's Entrepreneurship program among the nation's top 10. 

What Do Entrepreneurship Majors Do?

Entrepreneurship majors learn where power comes from and how to exercise it effectively.  They learn the traits, styles and behaviors of effective and charismatic leaders. The curriculum delves into different types of leadership, such as team, transformational, and strategic. It looks at activities that enhance the development of leadership.

Entrepreneurship majors also explore topics such as real estate finance, investment, tax law, negotiation, contingency theories, small business planning, marketing, and management. They discover ways to understand and best exploit innovations in science and technology. Students take some courses that are free of geographic focus and others with an international focus. In the latter, students learn to manage international business transactions and deal with multicultural business environments. 

Is This Major Right for You?

You might be an Entrepreneurship major if you:

  • Seek a career in business
  • Like to be in charge
  • Enjoy making decisions
  • Have lots of new ideas
  • Are fearless 

About Our Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in fields such as entrepreneurial finance, social entrepreneurship, technology management, international joint ventures, strategic alliances, global strategic management, strategies in emerging economies, corporate governance, mentoring, diversity, and organizational behavior.

Faculty members have experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders. They are quoted in the news media, have served as presidents of associations, and have  advised firms from biotechnology startups to multinational conglomerates. As active researchers and writers, faculty members have been published in, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Leadership Quarterly, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Academy of Management Executive 

About Our Students and Graduates

Our students are placed in internships, study abroad, and participate in activities at LMU's Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, which is dedicated to instilling the entrepreneurial spirit in all students. High-achieving students may be invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

LMU students majoring or minoring in Entrepreneurship prepare to continue their studies by pursuing a master of business administration at LMU or elsewhere. They also embark on a wide range of careers as entrepreneurs and leaders in startups and established businesses. 

Representative Courses

Our courses have included: 

  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment and Entrepreneurship
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Tax Law/Planning for Small Business
  • Small Business Management
  • Technology Ventures
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Marketing
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Training and Development
  • Internship
  • Independent Studies 

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