Some people are made to build things. SVSU is here to channel your drive, savvy, sense and enthusiasm into building a successful business. The world of the entrepreneur is a challenging one, and it certainly isn’t always a world of pure success. But when you choose SVSU, we give you the knowledge, experience and connections to thrive, and we give you the grit and courage to get back up if you fail. Because the world of business isn’t built by the perfect; it’s built by the passionate, and it’s built by experience—both of which we pour into every Cardinal who walks our halls. So what are you waiting for? Join us at SVSU and earn your degree from one of the top 5 percent of business schools in the world.
The entrepreneurship minor builds upon the core enducation which prepares business majors to engage in the world of business with a holistic understanding of operations, accounting, finance, statistics, information systems, marketing and strategy. The entrepreneurship minor complements your major with courses addressing the ideation, validation and commercialization of new business ventures. You’ll also have the opportunity to take courses in personal selling and management, engage in an entrepreneurship project where you and a team of SVSU students serve as consultants for an actual business, and participate in the elevator pitch and other experiential learning opportunities offered by The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute. As a Cardinal, you will graduate with life experience in business, in risk management and in global business practices. Click to explore the entrepreneurship minor.
In 2017, Carter Mazur, a local Saginaw student, management major and entrepreneurship minor, joined 10 other students in earning a spot among the highly competitive Vitito Fellows. Through the 18-month program, Carter is among fellow Cardinals who engage in rigorous study, specialized coursework, fieldwork, an international travel experience and a capstone project. Scholars travel all over the world to countries like the Czech Republic, Hungary and Portugal. With Carter’s business aspirations, he knows this program will prepare him for any career he can imagine, and he’s eager to see where the future leads.
SVSU students thrive within the classroom and beyond. Classes prepare students to stand out at the annual Business Pitch Competition.The College of Business & Management connects all business students with distinguished academic fraternities and programs, Honors societies, academically enriching programs, student leadership organizations and professional networking groups where you can apply what you learn to the real world. And with SVSU’s Vitito Scholars program, you can also travel around that world, tour international companies and develop both your business knowledge and your leadership skills in practical ways. Endless possibilities await those who choose to Cardinal.
When it comes to investing in an education that equips you to start and grow companies, you want to graduate from a university with the world’s best professors, nation’s highest accreditation standards and region’s strongest placement rates. SVSU brings all three. Our business students go on to establish successful businesses, work with consulting firms, and in new business, product, and brand development for manufacturing and financial firms and more.
This isn't some TV show. You'll practice creating business plans, perfecting your elevator pitch for competition, and working with real-life entrepreneurs through The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute. Cardinals research business innovation and intern with area businesses gaining practical experience. If you seek to own your own business, SVSU gets you in position to soar!