College of Business and Management offering entrepreneurship minor
February 20, 2006 —
SVSU has established an academic minor in entrepreneurship that will focus on teaching students the key elements needed to start a successful business.
"The best way to respond to this region's economic challenges is to grow businesses locally," said Marwan Wafa, dean of the College of Business and Management. "If we are to create new jobs, we need to produce entrepreneurs, not just white-collar workers."
According to the National Federation for Independent Business, small businesses create 80 percent of new jobs in the U.S.
Students will receive instruction in how to identify market opportunities, develop business plans, and find solutions to business projects from "the real world," according to Wafa. The program is open to business and non-business majors.
"We want to open the door to all students, regardless of discipline," Wafa said.
The College of Business and Management has begun offering entrepreneurship courses. For more information, contact the dean's office at (989) 964-4064.