I came in knowing next to nothing about business and now I feel that I have flourished in business. This program is very beneficial and I feel that I am ready for college.
- Nathaniel C.
Business could be a very real career choice for me! I enjoyed the class, and I think my group’s business model has a lot of potential.
- Burke P.
Students will learn firsthand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas of business and finance.
Excursions at Cal Poly – Students will visit the HotHouse, a joint project of the County of San Luis Obispo, the business community, and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to nurture innovation and new business ventures. Students will have the chance to learn from real world entrepreneurs and innovators.
Students will examine best practices in Research and Development (R&D), Operations, Marketing, and Finance. Understand the mechanics of scaling a business while maintaining quality.
Students become part of a new company and configure themselves into teams working on various aspects of a business. The program culminates in a shark tank environment with professional investors.
Meet with range of business people, from small business owners, mid-level managers and execs from Goldman Sachs, McKinsey consultant, and CEO.
From creative marketers to hard-nosed financial analysts, there are myriad careers you may not have heard of. Together we will discuss the career options and the academic paths to get there.
Hong Hoang, Ed.D., MS, MA
Hong Hoang teaches Management courses as an adjunct professor at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She completed her Ed.D. at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. In addition, she holds a MS in Human Resource Management and MA in Organizational Leadership. She is a proud mother of two children: 5 year old boy and 4 year old daughter.