An entrepreneur is a person who takes on an idea and makes it grow - a person who assumes the responsibility and risk for a business operation with the expectation of making a profit. This involves decisions about the product, acquiring the facilities and bringing together the labor force, capital and production materials to make things happen. 

Columbia College's Entrepreneurship Program can help provide the important background and training to help you become a successful entrepreneur. You'll discover the steps to create a business plan, obtain financing and market your product line, along with other ideas to start your own business.

Core Entrepreneurship classes include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Preparing Effective Business Plans
  • Small Business Accounting
  • Contract Law for Entrepreneurs

Related electives include:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Small Business Management
  • Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Project Management

Entrepreneurship majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Certificate Level:
At the Associates Level: At the Bachelor's Level and Beyond:
Start your own business Business Owner and Mangaer Business Management
Administrative Assistant Production Supervisor Human Resources Director
Customer Service Marketing Specialist Administrative Services Manager
Sales Representative Human Resources Assistant Business Consultant
Non-profit Fundraiser Property Management College Professor


Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

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Transfer degrees facilitate a clear transfer pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree, requiring both major preparation and a general education pattern that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree. This degree requires students to complete requirements in an academic major and Columbia College’s General Education breadth and activity requirements. COA in a General Education Pattern (CSU or IGETC) are designed to streamline lower-division general education requirements for transfer to UC, CSU, or other universities.
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