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Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

This program focuses on students, helping them develop the skills, perspectives, and relationships that make a successful entrepreneur.

This program complements departments across the university while meeting the needs of students 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 minor, 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, but may pursue their venture alone with instructor permission.


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Students will learn about a variety of areas including:

  • Entrepreneurship Basics
  • Product Development
  • Intellectual Property and Prototype Development
  • Business Plan Development
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Where to Find What You Need to Know

“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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