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.

"The Entrepreneurship minor was hands down the best part of my UCLA experience! The program is the perfect balance of practical knowledge and real-world experience. I learned so much through my coursework and startup internship and went on to co-found a tech startup as my first job out of college."

Meral Arik (B.A. '16)
Co-Founder of String
Founder, DOER Society

 

Course Descriptions

 

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation

Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization

Entrepreneurship and New Product Development

Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting

Marketing Principles for Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Development

Personal Financial Health: Theory and Practice

Social Entrepreneurship

Directed Research

Corporate Internship in Management

 

Faculty

 

Tamara Berges

Lecturer of Accounting

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Gayle Northrop

Lecturer and Senior Faculty Advisor Impact@Anderson

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Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.

Interim Dean, Professor and Faculty Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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David Ravetch

Senior Lecturer of Accounting

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Farhad Rostamian

Lecturer

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Eddie Weinhaus

Lecturer

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Nathan Wilson

Lecturer, Global Economics and Management

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Shi Zhang

Associate Professor of Marketing

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Where Our Students Have Interned

 
Career Services
 

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