2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student Originated Studies: Entrepreneurship and Business Management

Winter quarter

Faculty: Nelson Pizarro business

Fields of Study: business and management and leadership studies

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20321 (16) Jr - Sr; 20678 (1-16) Jr - Sr  Signature Required Students should have a strong motivation to learn about sustainable entrepreneurship and management, interest in experiential learning, and the intention to develop their research skills. Students should email the faculty a paragraph (no more than 150 words) describing how he/she meets the basis for admission.  

Credits: 16(W)

Class Standing: Junior - Senior

Offered During: Day


This SOS is designed for junior and senior students wanting to build a strong foundation for starting and running a sustainable business. They will learn together about marketing, product development, accounting, finance, manufacturing fundamentals, financial analysis, business partner negotiations, human resource management and e-commerce. Students will be exposed to all aspects of business. Throughout the quarter students will be guided by the following questions:

  • How do entrepreneurs start a business? 

  • How do entrepreneurs manage the business that they started? 

  • How do entrepreneurs incorporate sustainable practices in the decision making process of a business? 

Students will answer these questions for themselves by participating in the following experiential and scholarly activities individually and in teams:

  • Research - Students will write a report on how the entrepreneur incorporates sustainable practices in her/his business. This report will require both primary and secondary research. The seminar readings will be part of your secondary research.
  • Participate in a 3D computer business simulation game to start and run a computer business
  • Book seminar, listen to guest speakers and watching movies
  • Internship in a business (minimum 40 hours for the quarter). Faculty will assist students in locating suitable internships if students have trouble finding one. 

This program will require an initial meeting during evaluation week, Monday, Dec. 13 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (location TBD) to plan the work and deliverables for weeks 1 and 2 of the program.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Required Fees: $50 for a field trip.

Special Expenses: Martket place business simulation game $45.00 per student.

Internship Required: an internship in a non-profit or for profit organization is required - four hours per week.

May be offered again in: Winter 2011

Preparatory for studies or careers in: managing organizations (non-profit and for profit) in any industry and to start up new ventures.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 29th, 2010 Fees updated.
October 26th, 2010 New program added.