Interested in starting your own business? In response to Albuquerque’s growing entrepreneurial movement the Anderson School of Management this fall will launch a new course for freshman and sophomores.

MGT 190: Introduction to Entrepreneurship will be taught by Sul Kassicieh, Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in Economic Development, and Stacy Sacco, lecturer and director of the UNM Small Business Institute. The course will combine readings from a customized textbook created by Anderson School faculty with invigorating lectures on small business principles, open discussions, and in-class exercises.

Students will learn from weekly guest speakers including successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, representatives from local economic development agencies, small business support organizations, and funders and venture capitalists.

Sul Kassicieh
Sul Kassicieh, Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in Economic Development, UNM Anderson School of Management.

“We want to provide students with a realistic view of the opportunities that exist when starting a business venture and the tools needed to be successful,” said Kassicieh. “The course will have an exciting line-up of guest speakers who will connect students to key resources and share their experiences in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

Students can expect to take away the following information from the course:

  • Explore different business ideas and opportunities
  • Determine the feasibility of a business concept
  • How to start and run a small business

Sacco says the course will allow students to earn college credit while realizing their dream of starting a successful business.    

For more information about the course contact Sacco at 505.489.2311. Enrollment is limited to 100 students. Those interested in registering for the course should schedule an appointment with the Anderson School Advisement office by calling 505.277.3290.