Computer Systems Institute Publishes White Paper on Learning Entrepreneurship

May 29, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Computer Systems Institute has observed the trend in today's young professionals toward entrepreneurship opposed to simply seeking employment in the existing market. To reflect this change, administrators added new segments to the Business Career Program to ensure graduates will learn the skills they need when starting a business. The technical school also has created a guide to inform readers how taking business classes can help emerging entrepreneurs develop crucial business skills and knowledge.

Business courses can help entrepreneurs learn about considerations for small businesses, communication skills, management and leadership skills, marketing and brand management, software and technology, sales and funding, and professional conduct. These essential areas are used to strengthen a business, efficiently manage operations, and find and utilize needed talent and resources. Gaining these skills early can help students start their business out on solid footing.

Twenty-five percent of businesses fail in their first year, largely due to inexperienced and incompetent owners. Education about what to expect through business classes can help students avoid the common pitfalls that bring down other companies. Running a business is not like working in a company. Even experienced professionals may not know what they are getting into when they start to build their own companies.

Students should look at intended programs thoroughly to make sure they will be learning practical skills. Many business programs cover technology, marketing, finance, and other facets of business in broad strokes. This theory-based learning isn't always what students need to help them thrive in the market. However, if a program offers certification training, students know they will be covering a topic in-depth. Some other areas, such as sales and securing funding, are vital to small businesses, but are rarely covered in classes at all. A program that trains graduates to succeed should cover the key areas of a business and teach real, applicable skills.

Even if students decide not to start their own businesses, the skills they learn in quality business programs will still be highly marketable to small business owners. Small companies often rely on team members who can perform well in a variety of capacities and can contribute to a number of areas in a business.

To view the full white paper on entrepreneurship and business classes, visit CSI:

CSI is a Chicago-based career school that offers a Healthcare Career Program, Computer Networking Career Program, and a Business Career Program. The Business Career Program features professional marketing classes, Intuit Quickbooks Certified User certification, tablet computer training as well as other entrepreneur-oriented skills, training, and certification. For more information about how business classes can help you prepare to start a career in business, contact CSI: