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Entrepreneurship

Explore the fundamentals of being a business owner

Entrepreneurs are leaders and innovators. MVC offers a unique business-oriented education path for students interested in starting their own business, with foundational courses that delve into design thinking, customer assessment, problem solving, financing and leveraging resources.

School of Business, Health and Human Services RCCD Extended Learning

Programs of Study

Entrepreneurial certificates are available in credit and non-credit options. Students planning to pursue these certificates across multiple semesters should start with entrepreneurial essentials, and then move through the more advanced courses and topics covered in entrepreneurial foundations and entrepreneurship and the team.

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
    Non-Credit
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options
This certificate is designed for those interested in starting their own business exposing students to the basics of entrepreneurship, including design thinking, customer assessment, problem solving, financing and leveraging resources.

Program Code

MCE977/MCC8035

Units

12 Units

This certificate is designed for those interested in starting their own business exposing students to the basics of entrepreneurship, including design thinking, customer assessment, problem solving, financing and leveraging resources. It will utilize the Business Model Canvas technique designed to have students apply entrepreneurial strategies in developing a business.

Program Code

MCE978/MCC8036

Units

15 Units

This certificate is designed for those interested in starting their own business exposing students to the basics of entrepreneurship, including design thinking, customer assessment, problem solving, financing and leveraging resources. It will utilize the Business Model Canvas technique and will provide students with critical insights into the basics of founding-team formation. Students will learn about the Gig economy, legal business structures, e-commerce, networks, key relationships and the differences between the many types of solopreneurs.

Program Code

MCE979/MCC8037

Units

18 Units

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Why study entrepreneurship?

If you have an idea, product or service that you want to realize, then being an entrepreneur may be ideal for you. Studying entrepreneurship at MVC teaches you key life and business skills, such as solving real word problems, collaboration, communication and innovation. Plus, entrepreneurship courses are transferable to California State University, San Bernardino, and can lead to a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship.

What You'll Learn

  • How to develop develop a comprehensive business plan outlining the viability and sustainability of their idea and elements in establishing business partnerships.
  • How to create a value proposition and test market assumptions for a business idea and offer a feasible solution.
  • The ability to apply standard accounting practices in a business and able to recognize and evaluate finance opportunities.
  • The ability to demonstrate the principles of the Gig Economy and recognize the different types of entrepreneurial categories.

Career Options

Even if you aren't ready to start your own business, entrepreneurs can find careers in fields such as:

  • Business consulting
  • Recruiting
  • Fundraising
  • Sales and marketing
  • Teaching
  • Management
  • Business reporting