DSI Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a process through which individuals and groups pursue opportunity, leverage resources, and initiate change to create value. Thus, an entrepreneur is one who creates value by managing change, identifying and pursuing opportunities, acting with passion and purpose, living proactively, and organizing and leveraging resources.
For more than 20 years, De La Salle University has believed that the entrepreneurial spirit is the backbone of any economy. The stronger the entrepreneurial spirit the more vibrant the economy. Entrepreneurship requires proper orientation and motivation. Attitudes and values need to be developed. There is a need to provide formal education and training for entrepreneurship.
The BS Entrepreneurship program will provide this education and training.
Goals of the Program
The 10-term, 198-unit (186 academic and 12 non-academic) program aims to develop Lasallian entrepreneurs who are motivated and knowledgeable in identifying opportunities, preparing business plans, and actually starting and managing a business with global perspective and a Filipino heart.
The program includes essential components of value formation through the Lasallian general education, skill building, and experiential learning where students are required to set up and operate an actual company for at least one year before graduating.
Desired Skills and Competencies of Graduates
The desired competencies of an ideal Lasallian entrepreneurship graduate are expressed in the following statements:
- I understand and appreciate my competencies and interests and seek to use these to the benefit not only of myself but also of others.
- I strive to understand the local and global environment to which I belong, and recognize opportunities for viable business ventures and enterprises.
- I am creative, innovative, resourceful, and willing to take risks.
- I value excellence and meritocracy, and therefore constantly develop my technical competence and skills.
- I seek to apply the management tools and techniques I have learned to transform ventures into high-impact organizations responsive to the challenges of the business environment.
- I am honest and ethical in my dealings with others, and take the extra step to contribute to the well-being of my community and my country.
Major Feature of the Program
The course’s main feature of three terms of practicum aims to give students actual experience in running an entrepreneurial venture. The practicum will take place after the students scan the environment for business opportunities and prepare their business plans.
Business incubator facility. The DLSU Business Incubator Facility was organized to comply with the requirement of CHED for the BS in Entrepreneurship program being offered by the College of Business and Economics. It provides physical facilities as a business center that houses the practicum companies being organized by BS Entrepreneurship students as part of their training as entrepreneurs. The Business Management Department saw the need to extend the services of the DLSU Business Incubator Facility by helping in the registration process, providing consultants for the students, and providing facilities, manpower and financial resources to these start-up businesses. The need to register with appropriate government offices is seen as an important activity in the process of organizing the business being set-up by the students. To be able to do this, the DLSU Business Incubator Facility was tasked to help in the registration proces .
Progression of Courses
The BS Entrepreneurship Program follows a schedule of 10 regular trimesters and one summer term. Upon acceptance in to the program, the student is expected to substantially complete the regular required courses in languages, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and the core business professional courses during the first two years of the program. Students will begin to seek business opportunities during the 4th and 5th trimester. After which, they begin to write their business plans on the 6th and 7th trimesters. The practicum courses (PRCENT1, PRCENT2, and PRCENT3) will be offered during the 8th, 9th, and 10th trimesters. Business integration (ENTIGRA) shall be taken during the final trimester.
Special Scholastic Standing Requirements
BS Entrepreneurship majors or students interested in shifting to APC must meet the following entry requirements for qualifying for the program:
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.000 as of date of application.
- Business Organizations (BUSORGA) grade of at least 2.0.
Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator Assessment
An Entrepreneurship student who meets the entry requirements should take the Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) Assessment before he/she is allowed to enroll in Business Opportunity 1 (BUSOPP1). The application period to take the MBTI Assessment starts on the first week of the third trimester of the freshman year. The examination will be conducted by the Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office (ITEO), and is normally scheduled on the fifth/sixth week of the trimester.
After taking the MBTI Assessment, an Entrepreneurship student should undergo an interview with two faculty members and the Chair of the Business Management Department.