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Summer Pre-College: Entrepreneurship

Earn college credits this summer while learning about opportunities for creating new businesses.

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2020 program to a 3-week online experience with 8 courses from July 6 -24. This program will not be available during Summer 2020. View Summer 2020 virtual courses or check back for update courses for Summer 2021. 

Summer Pre-College: Entrepreneurship

What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sergey Brin have in common? Starting with just an idea, each of them created a new business that changed the world. If you are interested in starting a new business, then Introduction to Entrepreneurship is the course for you. This course introduces students to the world of the entrepreneur and the many opportunities that exist in everyday living for creating new businesses. Students will engage in the actual processes that entrepreneurs use to create, test, and develop their ideas before creating the plan that will attract possible investors. Students will also have the experience of trying to inspire others to participate in their new venture vision.

If you are interested in Entrepreneurship, this is a fantastic opportunity to earn college credits from Marist's AACSB-accredited* School of Management. The Princeton Review has also ranked Marist as having one of the nation's "Best 237 Business Schools". 

* AACSB-International accreditation places Marist among the top 25% of business schools worldwide.


Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Entrepreneurship Program

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program goals:

  • Learn what it means to be an entrepreneur.
  • Recognize and evaluate business opportunities.
  • Create a startup business plan.
  • Assemble the right team to initiate a successful startup.
  • Finance the new venture.
  • Choose an effective growth strategy.
  • Strategies for harvesting the new venture.

No matter where or what you plan to study, the skills of entrepreneurial thinking taught in this course will make your educational journey more of an adventure.

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Entrepreneurship Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

Please see below for the 2020 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.