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Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

This program would focus on helping students develop the skills, perspectives, and relationships that make for a successful entrepreneur. This program would play to the strengths of the university by complementing the offerings of departments across the university and the needs of students who are interested in fields where self-employment is a valuable option or where successful employment involves entrepreneurial capabilities.

Have your own business by graduation

To complete the program, students will start a business or non-profit organization. Starting a business/non-profit involves registering it as a legal entity and making a sale for that organization. Students are encouraged to start their venture in partnership with others to fulfill the start-up requirements. Students may pursue their venture alone in fulfillment of requirements with instructor permission.

Curriculum Many Faces of Entrepreneurship Request More Information

Students will learn about a variety of areas including:

  • Product Development
  • Intellectual Property and Prototype Development
  • Business Plan Development
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development

“Entrepreneurship is more than just going through the motions of starting a business. It’s all about changing your thinking from the traditional ‘graduate and get a job’ mindset to becoming more of a problem-solver. The projects we worked on forced us to think outside the box, and I still use those principles every day in my work. I think this program would be valuable for anyone, even if they’re not considering starting a business.” - Grant Lawson (’19)


Central Washington University has been ranked as one of the Best Affordable Entrepreneurship Degrees by University HQ.


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