Students pursuing a pathway in business and entrepreneurship are preparing for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Prospective business leaders and entrepreneurs are on track to drive social and economic change that will shape our collective future. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy, requiring require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.
AT A GLANCE
IS THIS YOU?
I would like to explore and create with new technology.
I like to help motivate others to achieve their dreams.
I would like to learn about business policies that are ethical and sustainable for the environment.
I identify problems and ideate solutions.
I like to develop and implement strategies.
I like to organize and analyze data.
I find patterns in numbers.
I want to change the world through exploration, research and creativity.
I want to reach millions around the world through social media.
I want to sell the next big thing.
I am willing to take risks.
I am innovative and creative.
Explore the Different Possibilities
Check out the specific concentrations within this interest cluster, with information regarding specific careers, as well as potential majors to pursue in college!
Connect with Alumni or a Senior Mentor
Check out how our alumni students and current seniors are pursuing this pathway! Learn about what it takes. To learn more about an alumni's journey, check out their roadmap.
Choosing the Right Courses
Provided here are the COC classes that are recommended for your pathway. You are not required to take all them, so you should talk to your counselor to clarify which classes are right for you. Explore the different possibilities below!
GENERAL ADVICE FOR THIS PATHWAY
Competitive business schools are looking for students that posses proven entrepreneur and leadership skills, in addition to a demonstrated desire to affect positive change in their communities (UPenn)
Many competitive business schools appreciate academic readiness, particularly in mathematics and calculus, and will expect to see this reflected in your high school transcripts
From business undergraduate essay questions to the interview process, it is important to show that you have a career path in mind. Students who indicate that they have “so many ideas that they don’t know where to start” come across as unfocused and non-directed.
Put yourself out there. The more job, internship, and volunteer positions you apply for, the more likely you are to further your might as a business major.
Why? Because experience is everything. While classes can help you learn about how to handle running a business, nothing measures up to built experiences.
Network. Most positions are obtained by knowing people. It may not always be fun, but it helps to have connections in the business world. These people may prove to be great friends and/or grant you their service later on. Symbiosis, you feel?
Familiarize yourself with technology. Programs like Excel, Pages, Microsoft Office, and even video editing programs like Final Cut Pro or Sony Vegas can help you stand out among other applicants and help you communicate your ideas to others.