Exploring Entrepreneurship

Credit

3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites

Must have completed at least 10th grade by June 18, 2017

Meets

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

Special Dress Code

For field trips, long pants/slacks or skirts, no jeans, close-toed shoes and dress shirt/blouse

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Topic of Study

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

“The classroom environment was engaging and professional. While learning about business, we talked about how to succeed in life.”