Exploring Entrepreneurship

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Credit: 3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 10th grade by June 19, 2022

Special Dress Code:
For field trips and guest speakers, business casual attire required.
Long pants/slacks or skirts and dress shirt/blouse.

Meets: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you think you have an entrepreneurial mind? In this course, you will be immersed in the real world of establishing and building a company. The course blends business theory and the practice of being an entrepreneur.


  • Hear from guest entrepreneurs and other speakers
  • Participate in off-campus field trips to experience the Los Angeles business and entrepreneurial environment
  • Previous trips have included Santa Monica's Silicon Beach to meet with startups and venture firms, leading retailers in the active sports business, manufacturing facilities in Downtown LA and some leading food concepts by Los Angeles top entrepreneurs
  • Practice what you learn by creating your own business through a variety of class and group assignments
  • Learn how to work in teams and build skills to help you present your ideas to an audience

Topic of Study

  • Accounting & finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Business plans
  • Ethics
  • Personal branding
  • Building your network

All the guest speakers we had were very interesting and we definitely learned a lot from the experiences that they shared with us.

Angela Z., California (Summer Program 2021)