The Institute's purpose is to become a regional thought leader in the areas of entrepreneurship, small business development and global logistics. The Institute will try to attract more individuals to consider new business ventures, improve success rate of new business ventures, grow small businesses and develop professionals for the global logistics, supply management, and transportation industries.
The Institute will place special emphasis on issues of minority and female entrepreneurs and small business owners.
There were two main goals established, the first to educate students in the areas of entrepreneurship, small business management, global logistics, supply chain management and transportation, with emphasis on CSUDH students.
The second goal is to create research and knowledge and disseminate that knowledge through scholarly and practitioner publication in entrepreneurship, small business development and global logistics. These will be attained by:
- partnering with entrepreneurs, private foundations, corporations and private businesses to determine and concentrate on the needs of the students,
- create an entrepreneurship and small business management concentration in the MBA program,
- create an undergraduate entrepreneurship and small business management concentration in the B. S. Business Administration major,
- create a global logistics and supply chain management concentration in the MBA program,
- conduct research projects to understand and promote the goals,
- conduct an entrepreneurship business plan contest for the CSUDH students,
- have an annual "Entrepreneur of the Year" award and banquet and offer scholarships to undergraduate students who are majoring in business administration.
Faculty involvement in the Institute:
Dr. Thomas Norman, Management/ Marketing Department, Human Resource specialization
Mr. Jim Katzenstein, Management/ Marketing Department, Social entrepreneurial consultant- Tanzania
Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir, Accounting/ Finance, Financial entrepreneurial strategies
Dr. Melissa St. James, Management/ Marketing Department, women and minority entrepreneurial activities
For additional information about the institute and its activities contact the college 310.243.2124 or firstname.lastname@example.org