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Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director Mike Stull

Welcome to CSUSB Entrepreneurship!

Discovering How To Think Like An Owner!™

That phrase – the mantra of our CSUSB Entrepreneurship program – is displayed as a prominent sign in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB). Every student taking an Entrepreneurship course will see it – this year over 800ed unique students, representing over 35 academic programs on campus, will encounter the phrase. They quickly learn that it is more than just a sign!

Think Like An Owner!™ is the philosophy that drives the Entrepreneurship program. The core purpose in all of our education programs is to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and develop creative, innovative individuals who can identify local and global problems and create innovative solutions. We strongly believe that entrepreneurial approaches can be applied in any context (e.g., arts, public sector, healthcare, social movements) to produce new ideas, innovation and efficiency. Whether you want to start your own business, solve social problems through a non-profit or governmental organization, or help existing companies remain innovative and competitive, it will requiring thinking like an owner.

If you are looking for a unique program, look no further – you’ve found it. CSUSB Entrepreneurship is recognized as a global leader for fostering entrepreneurship and innovation (AACSB, 2017) through its academic and experiential learning programs and its unique Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), one of the largest Centers for Entrepreneurship in the world that has supported nearly 200,000 entrepreneurs since its founding. Our School of Entrepreneurship - the first and only school of its kind in the State of California and one of less than 15 worldwide, is a a recognized leader in preparing future entrepreneurs! With three consecutive years of Top 50 Global Rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine (2024 - #38 for Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs and #8 in the West), we offer innovative courses and experiential learning. From our groundbreaking Entrepreneurial Improvisation course, to a unique Master of Science program, we are on the leading edge of entrepreneurship education. At CSUSB you’ll learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur in our innovative curriculum, receive mentoring and coaching from our faculty and successful local entrepreneurs, have access to a full-time Entrepreneur in Residence and startup program and accelerator, and multiple experiential learning opportunities.

So, are you ready to Think Like An Owner™?

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Dr. Michael Stull
Founding Director & Professor - CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship
Director - Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE)

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