You can learn Entrepreneurship. In this modular certificate course, students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Students will gain knowledge and skills to assist themselves in the development of a start-up OR an existing business. The cornerstones of the program are learning, applying, engaging, and inspiring.
The certificate is offered jointly by the Toro Innovation Incubator (TII) and CSUDH College of Extended and International Education (CEIE), and is available to the general public. Participants will receive inspiration from successful, practicing TII mentor entrepreneurs and existing California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) faculty members who are passionate about teaching and mentoring.
The best prospective students is anyone who ever had the American Dream. Who wanted to start their own business or GROW their existing business, but lacked the management know how. All entrepreneurs welcome, from Gen Z to Baby Boomers, from Social and Serial entrepreneurs, from Lifestyle or Next Big Thing entrepreneurs, plus innovative and even disruptive entrepreneurs… all are welcome.
Participants will learn about six fundamentals of entrepreneurship:
Participants will also learn to apply the learning of the six fundamentals by writing and presenting to their classmates and to a mock Angel investor team made up of TII representatives for their final capstone class.
This eight-week course will be presented in a hybrid format: students will attend five on-campus sessions, and participate in on-line class sessions using the CSUDH BlackBoard Learning Management System (LMS). Students are required to complete the on-line readings and exercises. Students will also be required to participate by posting responses to instructor's questions and participating in class discussions utilizing the discussion board. See Course Schedule for specific meeting dates and times. The course week will begin on Mondays, 12 am and end on Sundays, 11:59 pm. Blackboard tutorials are available at the following website: http://www4.csudh.edu/it/services/blackboard/tutorials-students/
To complete the Program and earn the certificate, students must:
California State University, Dominguez Hills online technical writing classes are convenient for people who live or work anywhere, including Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.
Interim Executive Director & Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, TORO Innovation Incubator (TII) at CSUDH
Connect with Mr. Polk:
In-Person meetings: Saturdays from 9am - 1pm. Classes taught on the CSUDH campus in Carson, CA. | Schedule search
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“Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Start-Up” Aulet, Bill, Wiley 2014
“The E-Myth, Revisited” by Michael E. Gerber, Harper Business, 2004
There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.
Course number: BPX 995-35 | Course registration number: 22990