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Cal State San Bernardino announces new School of Entrepreneurship
Aug. 25, 2020
One day after starting the new school year, Cal State San Bernardino on Tuesday, Aug. 25, announced its newest academic venture, the School of Entrepreneurship.
Formerly offered through the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration’s Department of Management, the entrepreneurship program is being spun off into its own school, one of less than 15 such programs worldwide and the first of its kind in California, according to the university.
The program began with less than 20 students in fall 2002 and has grown to 265 in fall 2020, its largest freshman class to date. Mike Stull, a professor of entrepreneurship and director of the university’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, who will serve as the school’s director, believes the program can reach 500 students by 2025, thanks in part to the program also being available at CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus.
“We are now an independent academic entity within the (Jack H. Brown College),” Stull wrote in an email Tuesday. “It gives us full autonomy to set directions, create programs and really focus on becoming a ‘destination’ program for faculty and for students seeking to study entrepreneurship (in the region and beyond).”
“Our entrepreneurship program has evolved to the point where it makes sense for it to control its own destiny as a distinct academic discipline,” Lawrence Rose, dean of the Jack H. Brown College, is quoted as saying in a university news release. “As a school, the program will gain greater visibility and collaboration campus wide. It will be able to innovate and engage different stakeholders across campus structures. Faculty recruitment will become easier, and employers will better understand what hiring a graduate from the School of Entrepreneurship can contribute to their organizations.”
CSUSB launches School of Entrepreneurship, first in California
Inland Empire Business Journal
Aug. 25, 2020
With the start of the 2020 fall semester, California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will launch the School of Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in California. The unique program, one of less than 15 existing worldwide, will boost the university’s already highly successful entrepreneurship program.
The School of Entrepreneurship, housed in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, further places CSUSB as a leading entity in the growing field of entrepreneurship education, said Mike Stull, a professor of entrepreneurship and director of the university’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, who will serve as the school’s director.
“Students are looking for programs that are leaders and innovators in the educational field and have the ecosystem that will support their goal to create new ventures or become innovative change makers in their career field,” Stull said. “CSUSB checks all the boxes in that regard – an innovative, well-established program that is going to the next level by creating a school of entrepreneurship.”
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