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Learn how to create and manage innovative enterprises that bring about social change. Develop leadership skills. Start your own business. Gain a practical foundation in accounting, finance, marketing, and the other disciplines needed to operate in business and the larger world.
Studying business at Evergreen gives you the tools to understand the relationship between business and society. Our programs cultivate a holistic understanding of the business world, taking into account social and environmental performance—along with financial returns—to measure the full impact.
You will develop the skills that characterize the far-thinking and effective organizational leader and manager.
In addition to learning the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, and statistics, you'll acquire the ability to comprehend and interpret the internal and external flow of events impacting an organization. You will develop your skills in critical reasoning, communication, research, and strategic planning—skills that characterize the far-thinking and effective organizational leader and manager.
A key focus is developing people skills and responsiveness to an organization’s stakeholders. Our courses in business and entrepreneurship are offered as full-time programs during the day and part-time programs during evenings and weekends.
Join us in an education that doesn’t just change your life — it gives you the tools to change the world.
Business Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
Offered Fall 2018–Winter 2019
In this introductory program, you'll develop the skills and insight needed to conduct and understand the relationship between business and society. The program includes fundamental work in entrepreneurship, leadership, management, ethics, quantitative work, economics, accounting, income taxes, financial statement and ratio analysis, as well as the concept of time value of money.
At the end of the program, you'll gain understanding of how a successful business operates. You'll be better equipped to work with financial data and procedures in the conduct of business and public policy and for the quantitative requirements of businesses and governments.
Evergreen Business graduates are prepared to do business. They create their own enterprises and work with or consult with others in founding or growing organizations. Our programs provide a solid foundation for graduate studies in business administration, public administration, and law. Our graduates are leaders in the private sector, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Facilities & Resources
Evergreen Business graduates create their own enterprises and work with or consult with others in founding or growing organizations.
Evergreen offers students plenty of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience in business.
The Greener Bookstore provides student employment and career training. KAOS, Evergreen’s licensed radio station, depends on volunteers to operate, and the college’s newspaper, the Cooper Point Journal is staffed entirely by students (on both the editorial and business sides).
Student Activities gives students the awesome ability to start their own clubs. In the past, students have established business-oriented clubs such as the Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, which helped students learn about pursuing business careers.
Students can also find and connect with Greeners in many areas of business, both locally and around the world, through the online Alumni Entrepreneurs Directory and through ongoing campus events.
How to Choose Your Path
You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.
Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.
If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).
If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.
Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.
|Class Standing||Quarters Offered||Credits|
|Community Building Through Social Entrepreneurship and Business Development||SO-SR||8, 12|
|Flaming Eggplant Cafe: Cooperative Food Business Management||SO-SR||16|
|Leadership Development – Theory & Practice, Interventions and Use of Self||JR-SR||8|
|Leading Organizations: Inspiring Change and Creativity||FR-SR||4|
|Leading Others: Building Leadership Capacity in Others||FR-SR||4|
|Leading Self: Purpose-Driven Leadership||FR-SR||4|
|Macroeconomics, Money and Crisis||FR-SO||16|
|Positive Coaching Psychology||FR-SR||4|
|Positive Organizational Psychology and Behavior||FR-SR||4|
|Practice of Organic Farming (Spring)||SO-SR||16|
|Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall)||FR-SR||16|
|Psychology and Neuroscience of Leadership||FR-SR||4|