The knowledge, skills, and creative drive
to innovate in the 21st century marketplace.

Entrepreneurship

B.S.B.A. in Entrepreneurship

Find Your Opportunity

Entrepreneurship: “the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.”

– Howard Stevenson (Harvard Business School)

Explore conceiving and launching new and innovative products, services, and companies. Build on the core business curriculum with topics including Lean Startup, Customer Development, Opportunity Recognition, Value Creation, Value Proposition Design, Market Identification, Entrepreneurial Finance, New Product Adoption, Disruptive Innovation, and Intellectual Property.

Learn the process of entrepreneurship – how to self-assess your commitment and resources, strengthen your tolerance of ambiguity, recognize opportunities and risks, assess ideas, seize the sense of urgency, and mine your creativity. At SNC, we explore innovations in our curriculum just as we explore innovation in the business world.


SNC Tahoe Business Plan Competition: Solar Innovations

See how an idea to keep beer cold at the beach was developed into an award-winning business product to keep temperature sensitive vaccines cold for delivery in developing countries!

During the annual Business Plan Competition Series, student teams develop an initial idea through progressively more detailed and competitive iterations, with the possibility of earning substantial cash prizes along the way. We’re very proud of our students’ performance in regional competitions, where our teams regularly place against much larger schools like UNR and UNLV.


Real-Life Challenges

Your learning will be centered around real world projects and case studies. You will have access to the Reno area’s growing entrepreneurial “ecosystem”, and the surprisingly rich network of local expertise attracted by Lake Tahoe’s desirable lifestyle.

An internship with a local entrepreneurial business or social organization will be an integral part of your college experience.

“It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that makes our heart sing.”

– Steve Jobs

Meet Entrepreneurship major Giulianna Crivello

Class of 2017

I've always entertained the idea of owning my own business, but I also have a lifelong love of math. The appeal of math is its relevancy and consistency. Numbers do not lie and take the emotion out of making decisions. . . . Read More


Your Career is Waiting

SNC Entrepreneurship students have gone on to join successful startups such as Polar Pro, the seller of GoPro and drone camera filters and accessories which raised $1 million on Shark Tank after less than 5 years in business, and Bristlecone Holdings, which develops technology to facilitate consumer credit in underserved markets. Others have started their own businesses, or purveyed their undergraduate internships into professional positions.


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See the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS > page for specific major course requirements.

Kendra Wong
Chair, Department of Business
kwong@sierranevada.edu
775-831-1314 x7494

Rick Winfield
Program Chair, Entrepreneurship
rwinfield@sierranevada.edu
775-881-7582

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SNC at TMCC

Begin your college education at Truckee Meadows Community College, then transfer into SNC’s TMCC program and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited private non-profit college, with all your classes on the Dandini campus.

SNC at TMCC Information

Contact:

Kendra Wong
Extension Center Academic Liaison
kwong@sierranevada.edu
775-881-1733
TMCC Office Hours: TBD beginning mid-May, Red Mountain 335

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