The new minor will begin in the fall and offer undergraduates the opportunity to learn about how startups are created and how established businesses innovate. Required courses will include “Innovation to Market,” in which students learn the startup process and develop business plans, and “New Venture Finance,” a course which examines how innovation is funded.
This is the third undergraduate minor offered by the Rady School, which already offers minors in business and accounting. These are currently the most popular minors on the UC San Diego campus, with approximately 1,200 undergraduates enrolled in business and 500 in accounting each year.
“We expect this new entrepreneurship and innovation minor to be as popular as our other minors, with several hundred undergraduates, especially students from the engineering and biological studies areas, selecting the minor,” said Clark Jordan, assistant dean of undergraduate programs at the Rady School.
Since its founding a decade ago, the Rady School has distinguished itself with a concentration in innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration, with many MBA graduates starting new companies.