Entrepreneurship Students

Entrepreneurs are creative thinkers and problem solvers who dive into new challenges and make their own way.

The Entrepreneurship Concentration in the Orfalea College of Business is designed to foster creativity, innovation, and ambition. You might go on to found your own startup, design or improve upon a new product, lead a family business, or pursue a corporate position. With an interdisciplinary curriculum and plenty of hands-on learning experiences, you’ll have options that leverage your personal strengths and build a skill set that sets you apart.


The Entrepreneurship Concentration curriculum is experiential. It consists of five required and two elective courses (28 units), which introduce the diverse aspects of the entrepreneurial skillset and mindset.

The Introduction to Entrepreneurship gateway course (BUS 310) leverages GE prerequisites, which makes the Entrepreneurship Concentration accessible in your freshman or sophomore years. You’ll find the full list of required and elective courses in the concentration here. A curriculum flowchart is available here, and your entrepreneurship faculty advisor can discuss options with you.

How To Declare the Entrepreneurship Concentration

Declaring your concentration is a two-step process.

Step One: Please use the guide below to contact your faculty advisor. We’d like to learn more about you so that we can help you design an experience in our curriculum that matches your interests and plays to your strengths.

If your last name starts with:


Professor Jose Huitron

Calendly: https://calendly.com/jhuitron

Email: johuitro@calpoly.edu


Professor Tom Katona

Calendar Link: TBD

Email: tkatona@calpoly.edu


Professor Barry Lieberman

Calendly: https://calendly.com/proflieberman

Email: balieber@calpoly.edu


Professor Lynn Metcalf

Calendly: https://calendly.com/lmetcalf/office-hours-meeting

Email: lmetcalf@calpoly.edu

Step Two:
After you make contact, your faculty advisor (one of the four faculty listed above) will share a link you’ll need to declare the entrepreneurship concentration.