College of Business

Junior Achievement

Professor Brad Barbeau (top row, 4th from left) and Dean Shyam Kamath (front, center) pose with Junior Achievement participants

Cultivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The JA “Be Entrepreneurial” program offers a unique opportunity for local high school students to develop entrepreneurial skills. With the help of forty College of Business students, who serve as volunteer coaches, high schoolers at five local schools learned how to develop an

idea for a product, create a business plan, and present it to a panel of judges. Out of the 300 high school students who participated, thirty-eight were selected to compete in the JA Business Competition held at CSUMB on April 27, 2017.

The program owes its success to the ongoing support of Bettye Saxon, Regional Manager of AT&T and CSUMB Foundation Board Director, and funding provided by AT&T.