USC Student Enterprise Center opened

The USC Department of Business Administration opened the Student Enterprise Center last Thursday, December 7, 2017, in front of the Carolinian Cafe at the ground floor of the Fr. Joseph Watzlawik Building, Downtown Campus along Pelaez St., Cebu City.

The USC Student Enterprise Center is a campus-based business incubation designed to nurture enterprises of students enrolled in the B.S. Entrepreneurship program who will run their “businesses” for two years.

Opening the Student Enterprise Center were (from left) Dr. Cora Anzano (head, Entrepreneurship cluster), Engr. Jovenal M. Arnaiz (Chair, Department of Business Administration), and Angel Valles (coordinator, Business Practicum program).

Majority of the businesses are food enterprises, namely Ato-a Snacks, Bakeology—Cakes and Pastries, Creamily Spreads, Fruble Ice Cream, Hao Chi Foods, Kopuklu, Kubu Cuisine, Mongo Avenue, Spud—Everything Potato, MVM Company (danggit), NutriCenter, SnackLab, and Zato—Potato Crust Pizza.

The other enterprises are focused on products and services, namely: Affinity Souvenir, Bucket List, Carry On, Comfies, Daijon Creations, Good Mourning, Raffabac Design, and Serra Photography.

The Enterprise Center aims to provide technical support to students during the early stages of business development. Each enterprise is assigned a faculty adviser, as well as mentors from industry and consultants during the implementation. The facilities are fully air-conditioned, and have light and water meters to monitor usage. A business review will be conducted every semester to monitor and evaluate the growth of the enterprises.

Students from the B.S. Business Administration Operations Management cluster assist in monitoring the attendance and strict adherence to office hours, practice of 5S workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology as part of continuous improvement, and proper disposal of waste.

Tags: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship

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