Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship

Whether you’re a biology major with an idea for a new device to improve health care, a communications student looking to start your own marketing company or someone seeking to take on business development in a larger organization, the entrepreneurship minor at UCLA offers the knowledge to transform your entrepreneurial ideas into reality.

Adam Dahl ’17 went straight from UCLA student to ice cream entrepreneur when he opened Dahlicious Creamery in Torrance, California.

Dahl says his minor in entrepreneurship helped him gain the skills and knowledge needed for his business venture. While he studied by day, Dahl worked at night on his shop, doing much of the construction himself. Read full story.



Where Our Students Have Interned


UCLA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


Startup UCLA

Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus; to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community;

Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad is a national model for fostering entrepreneurship through higher education. Based on a successful program at the University of Miami, it encourages entrepreneurial thinking...

Social Enterprise Academy

The UCLA Social Enterprise Academy is a six-­‐month social entrepreneurship program coordinated by Partnership UCLA in which groups of UCLA students partner with participating social ventures to develop earned income opportunities and to present their ventures to potential investors.

Bruin Entrepreneurs

Bruin Entrepreneurs was created in 2012 to promote entrepreneurialism at UCLA. We organize three main programs every year, each with their respective boards: LA Hacks, Startup Labs, and Creative Labs.

Net Impact

Our undergraduate chapter at UCLA is a professional learning environment for student members. Through workshops, case studies, and guest speakers, our members develop the skills that guide them as they provide consulting services for real companies.

Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs

To promote entrepreneurship among UCLA undergraduates interested in healthcare, the organization seeks to provide education, networking, and mentorship in learning more about medical ventures. BME aims to expose students to entrepreneurial principles (i.e. founder experience, funding, identification of needs, patent laws, etc.) and to catalyze healthcare innovations.​

Careers Post-Graduation


Sharingbox, Wag, Deloitte Consulting, BCG Digital Ventures, L.E.K. Consulting, Agronomi, UCLA Anderson, Swifte, NantStudio, Women Entrepreneurs NYC, Visa, Ticketmaster, Advertise Purple, CITIC Securities, Amgen, Oracle, TrueAccord, CJ Affiliate, Anderson, Kings River Conservation District, Propper Daley, Triage Consulting Group, Bird, Zozu Project, RAND Corporation, Obsess, AuditBoard, Atkins Group, Sony, Goldman Sachs, DOER Society, String, BTC Labs, UCLA Health, FanKey, Quorum