In the new era of technology and with the boom of tech startups in the Silicon Valley, many emerging graduates are eager to become a part of the fast-growing industry that is responsible for the emergence of many of the most popular social media platforms and applications that exist today. However, without an acumen of business knowledge, many of these startups that might have great ideas are destined to fail from the start. Without careful management, marketing, and financing, some of these potentially great creations crash and burn. I suggest implementing a joint business degree with computer programming, so that emerging techs can have more business savvy and entrepreneurial skills to get their projects off the ground. Students would learn computer programming skills such as C++ and app development, while also taking classes in entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance. San Francisco is a popular destination for USC students post graduation, so teaming up with Stanford to do a semester exchange program could be a good opportunity to not only expose current students to the market in San Francisco, but also allow students to help bring what they have learned at Stanford to Los Angeles, where there is a small but growing tech community.
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Dual Business and Computer Science Degree
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