Concentrations

 

Entrepreneurship

If you have a drive for innovation and the passion to create a new business or add value to an existing business, the Concentration in Entrepreneurship is an excellent choice for you. With an entrepreneurship degree from San José State University, you will have the fundamental skills and analytical tools across different business functions that are necessary to start a new business. You will also gain a global perspective of entrepreneurship and an insight into how to cope with change in a rapidly evolving environment due to global competition, new technology, and changing customer requirements. Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Concentration here 

Global Operations Management

This concentration will prepare you for working in an increasingly diverse and globalized business environment. You will have an opportunity to learn about everything from Supply Chain and Materials Management to Global Operations Strategy, all of which are highly valuable skills in a successful multi-national business. Management in global operations has been an increasing trend the past few decades. With multi-national companies growing annually at an exponential rate, there is a demand for managers who can navigate the complexities and challenges of global operations. By earning a degree in Global Operations Management, it can lead to high paying salaries and a career enriched with experience interacting with worldwide enterprises. Learn more about the Global Operations Management Concentration here 

Interdisciplinary Global Leadership and Innovation Minor 

The 15-credit minor (five 3-credit courses) will provide a comprehensive, yet flexible, curriculum that includes theory, skill development, and practical application. The minor is unique in several ways. First, no other university offers a minor that combines global leadership and innovation, despite the growing calls by employers and educators for students who possess skills and knowledge in both areas. Second, SJSU is the only university with a global leadership course that functions like the assessment centers found in industry via diagnosis and extensive personalized feedback on their global skills. Third, the minor includes a team social innovation project, based on the analysis of a complex global problem, that impacts social needs as well as an individual student-designed innovative leadership project. Finally, the minor develops both leadership and global leadership competencies in students and prepares them for the type of global work and diverse workplaces that typify the Silicon Valley. Even when organizations do not see themselves as global, their diverse work force and customers/clients make a global mindset and global leadership competencies essential.Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Global Leadership and Innovation Minor here:

International Business

If you see your future career as a call to adventure, the International Business concentration may be for you. The concentration provides a broad base of business courses and additional coursework focused on global business. As a graduate, you will be well prepared for a career with a global business or organization. Your further marketability will depend on your personal characteristics, your life experience, and your academic performance in the International Business concentration. Employing companies or organizations then provide further training necessary for the job. An undergraduate degree in International Business is not a professional degree or one that targets a specific job. Rather, it is an excellent base on which to build.Learn more about the Inernational Business Concentration here 

Courses:

Business 5

BUS5 016: Introduction to Leadership & Innovation

BUS5 040: Developing Your Entrepreneurial Potential

BUS5 140: Fundamentals of Operations Management

BUS5 141: Procurement and Supply Management

BUS5 141B: Transportation & Logistics Management

BUS5 142: Total Quality Management

BUS5 142B: Business Process Management

BUS5 144: Supply Chain Management

BUS5 144B: Global Operations Analytics

BUS5 145: Global Operations Strategy

BUS5 145B: Healthcare Operations Management

BUS5 146: Global Project Management

BUS5 147: Service Operations Management

BUS5 148: Sustainable Operations Management

BUS5 162: International and Comparative Management

BUS5 162A: International Business Strategy

BUS5 163: Management Issues in High Technology Companies

BUS5 163A: Negotiating Globally

BUS5 163B: Globalization and Innovation in Emerging and Developing Markets

BUS5 164: Strategies in High Technology Companies

BUS5 164A: Country Perspectives on Business and Management

BUS5 164B: Doing Business Globally

BUS5 165A: Global Leadership

BUS5 165B: Leadership & Innovation Practicum

BUS5 167: Managing Environmental Issues

BUS5 169B: Honors Practicum in Organization and Management

BUS5 180D: Individual Study

BUS5 181: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

BUS5 182: Business Plans for New Ventures

BUS5 183: Global Entrepreneurship

BUS5 184A: Management of Innovation

BUS5 185: Family Business Dynamics

BUS5 186H: Entrepreneurship Laboratory

BUS5 186S: Current Issues in Entrepreneurship

BUS5 186V: Venture Lab

BUS5 187: Global Dimensions of Business

BUS5 194: Business Organization and Management of Technology Enterprise

BUS5 196E: Startup Founders and Funders

BUS5 197: Special Topics in International Business

BUS5 198: Strategic Consulting for Small Business