Silicon Valley Immersion Elective Course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

The University of San Francisco School of Management offers the Silicon Valley Immersion (SVI) Programâ„¢ 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. Please see detailed information below.

Program Dates:


Application Deadline:


Course Credit Units:

4 units

Program Tuition:

Tuition indicated when registering

Program Location:

The University of San Francisco Hilltop Campus in San Francisco

Program Group Size:

A group of 15 to 20 participants

Program Participant Requirements

  • USF undergraduate students
  • Senior level (90 or more credit hours completed by spring semester 2015)

Program Includes

  • Up to 20 hours of lectures
  • Up to 11.5 hours of workshops
  • Up to 2.5 hours of coaching sessions
  • Up to 3 hours of evaluation and feedback sessions
  • Up to 8.5 hours of company visit and walking tour sessions
  • One welcome breakfast
  • One lunch off campus
  • One closing lunch
  • Transportation for company visits and walking tour
  • Program materials (except text books)