Over the past four years, the Crowell School of Business has been diving deeper and deeper into the exciting field of Entrepreneurship. Beginning with our Biola Startup Competition, which launched in the fall of 2015, through our partnership with Praxis, which began in the summer of 2016, and with the 2018-19 launch of the student-run Biola Entrepreneurship Society, we have built a strong support network of those seeking to use their gifts to launch new and innovative ideas. The next logical step in this progression is the creation of a degree program in Entrepreneurship.
The Crowell School of Business is excited to announce the launch of two new programs to prepare students to launch their own businesses. Beginning in the fall of 2019, Business majors will have the option of choosing Entrepreneurship as their focus of concentration in the business school. In addition, students across campus will have an option of adding an Entrepreneurship minor.
This new Entrepreneurship concentration allows business students to add to their core business knowledge through courses that give them knowledge, experience, and mentorship in the entrepreneurship journey. Students in the minor will learn some business fundamentals as well as take advanced courses in Entrepreneurship.
Required courses in both programs will include “Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation,” “Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture,” and the experience-based “Entrepreneurship Practicum.” Instructors for these courses will come from both our own faculty as well as experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists pulled from our strong network of entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
Students in these programs will also have the opportunity to attend Praxis Academy and join the Biola Entrepreneurship Society. We seek to set a strong foundation for these students by building connections with experts in their respective industries to help propel these students forward in their goals.