Executive Education Immersion Programs

In addition to the traditional graduate and undergraduate programs, the University of San Francisco School of Management offers uniquely designed executive education programs focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship. Our custom designed programs will help you gain important insights and knowledge about Silicon Valley, the epicenter of global innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION PROGRAM™ 

What makes the Silicon Valley Immersion (SVI) programs so unique is that participants will not only learn critical business fundamentals in class, but also real-world lessons through hands-on workshops, coaching sessions, expert panel discussions, networking events, walking immersions, team projects, site visits to start-ups, leading entrepreneurial and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, and academic walking tours. The SVI programs are offered to both international and domestic groups and organizations with the following specific emphases:

    • Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Wine Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Health Care and Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Tourism and Hospitality Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Clean Tech and Renewable Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • U.S. Hispanic Markets Innovation and Entrepreneurship

SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION ON LOCATION PROGRAM™ 

Participants will experience our uniquely designed Silicon Valley Immersion (SVI) programs without leaving their homes. The SVI-On Location program provides the same courses as the SVI Programs and is offered to domestic and international groups and organizations.

SILCION VALLEY IMMERSION PROGRAM™ ELECTIVE COURSE

The University of San Francisco School of Management offers the Silicon Valley Immersion (SVI) Program™ as an elective course for USF senior undergraduate students. The SVI Elective Course includes both academic and experiential learning components focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.

This elective course is designed by a prominent team of USF faculty and industry experts. This structured course is composed of lectures, hands-on workshops, coaching sessions, panels, company visits, walking immersions, and team projects. The course is a general elective to all majors in all schools and major elective to Business and Administration and Entrepreneurship and Innovation majors.

SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION SEMINAR ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SILICON VALLEY

The University of San Francisco Silicon Valley Immersion (SVI) Seminar is a certificate of completion program with both academic and experiential learning components focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The SVI Seminar is designed by a prominent team of USF faculty and industry experts. This structured program is composed of lectures, hands-on workshops, coaching sessions, panels, company visits, walking immersions, team projects, and networking events.

SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION ONE-DAY ELEVAOR PITCH SEMINAR FOR ENTREPRENUERS

The ability to present a new business idea or start-up venture is essential to entrepreneurial success. The University of San Francisco Silicon Valley Immersion™ (SVI) One-Day Pitch Seminar is designed to provide you with the tools, practice and mentorship to successfully present the concept for your new venture and engage investors and colleagues.

The SVI One-Day Pitch Seminar is delivered by a team of prominent USF faculty and industry experts well-recognized in the Angel and Venture Capital community in the Bay Area. Participants will have a chance to pitch to investors during the final presentation session

GLOBALIZATION PROGRAM

The University of San Francisco School of Management offers a Globalization Program – a robust consulting program for entrepreneurs, corporate executives, marketing and technology leaders that are looking to start a new venture in Silicon Valley or to expand their business to the global marketplace.

 

WORKING WITH ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM 

The Working with Entrepreneurs (WWE) Program is a business research program for start-ups or established businesses that are looking for specific research assistance for their critical research projects. Research includes:

    • Business Plan
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Operations
    • Globalization