Courses to Take in College for Entrepreneurship

May 5, 2011  |  53 comments

For many young people today the interest in becoming an entrepreneur is higher than it has typically been in the past. The urge to become your own boss and start your own business is an idea that many have found that they are passionate about. While it’s good that you now know what you want to do with your future, what plans do you have to make this dream a more successful one?

If you are currently in college (or are thinking about attending) than picking the right courses is a good place to start with your goal, but which ones do you choose? Sometimes picking a class that just has “entrepreneur” in the title doesn’t always give you everything that you need. Here are a few suggestions on what courses you should look into in order to put yourself on a strong path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

  1. Marketing – Without a doubt this is one subject that you’ll need to know the basics in before diving into your business. Even with an amazing product or service you’ll find that you won’t get anywhere if your customers don’t know you exist.
  2. Entrepreneurship – This is an obvious one of course and you may even want to consider taking this earlier on in your college (or high school) career if you can. It’ll allow you to get an understanding of all the aspects that go into starting and running your business from beginning to end.
  3. Accounting – Though this might not be the most exciting set of courses on your list, it’s still very important knowledge to have.  Even if you decide to hire an accounting firm to handle this for you it’s still good to know the basics so you can gauge how your business is doing.
  4. Creativity – This can come from a few different areas or courses but having the ability to think outside the box when running your business is a good skill to acquire. Being creative with the way you run your company will not only give you a leg up on the competition but will allow you to maximize the success you have within your niche.

For more suggestions on what entrepreneurial skills you should be picking up while in college read “Best College Classes for Future Entrepreneurs” by


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