Exploring Entrepreneurship

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Credit: 3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 10th grade by June 14, 2021

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

Course Materials: A list of student materials required for each course,
as well as purchase options, will be provided by May 1st

Daily Schedule, Monday through Friday

AM Session(s) PM Session(s)
8:30 – 11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) 1:00 – 3:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Please note: In addition to assignments and independent work, all courses have a morning and afternoon live class session. For students
joining from overseas, faculty will provide recordings of certain classes that can be watched a-synchronously at a more convenient time.
Participation, attendance and expectations for the course will be provided by your instructor.


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 leading industry professionals
  • Participate in field trips to experience the Los Angeles business and entrepreneurial environment
  • Practice what you learn by creating your own business venture opportunity 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


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Topic of Study

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

It is an in-depth entrepreneurship class which can further develop your skills and create life lasting connections.

Margot B., California (Summer Programs 2020)