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UNM Anderson Offers New Entrepreneurship Course

July 7, 2016

(Albuquerque, NM) 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.

MGMT 190: Introduction to Entrepreneurship will be taught by Dr. 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.

"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," says Dr. 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.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.