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Enterprise College: Economics for Future Leaders

Enterprise College is a three-week summer course in economics. Students learn principles of economics with application to social issues. They also learn the essentials of leadership. The course meets the standards for both the senior-year high school course and an introductory college economics course. Enterprise College is offered through a CSUB-KHSD partnership. The Department of Economics, within CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration, coordinates and offers the program. KHSD announces the program, encourages students to apply, and provides contact information of eligible students.

Enterprise College meets 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday (June 14 to July 1, 2021). Attendance in all class sessions is mandatory. Due to limited space, qualified students are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students missing more than one (1) class session will be dropped from the program. All class sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. 

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The target audience is high school students entering their senior year. The eligibility for attending the program is a GPA of 3.0 of better and enrollment in at least one College Preparation or Honors course in their junior year. Also, must have passed Algebra II. Please DO NOT apply for admission if (1) your GPA is below a 3.0, (2) you plan to miss classes due to prior obligations, or (3) you are attending another CSUB program during the summer, as you will not get credit for two courses.

Cost to Student

Taking a continuing education course in the summer will cost more than $1,000. Fortunately, we have been able to reduce the registration fee to only $45 (only for 2021 to commemorate the program's 45th anniversary). Enrolling students through the Young Scholars Program and has made this reduction possible. The registration fee is non-refundable. Upon written verification of student financial needs by a high school counselor, a limited number of assistance in the amount of $45 is available.

College Credit

Students are enrolled under the Young Scholars Program. Those who successfully complete the course receive credit for The Economic Way of Thinking (ECON 1009, 3-semester units), which is transferable to accredited colleges and universities. ECON 1009 applies toward the lower-division general education requirement in social sciences at CSUB (Area D).

High School Credit

Students who successfully complete the course are credited for the senior-year economics course at the College Preparatory level. To receive credit at the Honors level, students must earn grades of B+ or better.

Course Textbook

To save students money, we have adopted an excellent E-book in Principles of Economics. This book will be introduced to students on the first day of the class.

Contact Information

Dr. S. Aaron Hegde, Department Chair, Professor of Economics, and Director of the Environmental Resource Management Program, is the coordinator and main instructor of Enterprise College. He can be reached at You may also contact Ms. Trisha Harmon, Administrative Support Coordinator, Department of Economics at (661) 654-3571.

Enterprise College Application Process

Application Deadline:

In order to apply for Enterprise College, please do the following:

  1. Register for an account at

  2. You will need an email address to open an account.

  3. Once you enter some basic information, a confirmation will be sent to your email account from “Vincent Oragwam”

  4. Once you confirm your email, you can complete processing your new account.

  5. Log in to the new account and complete the application. You will need to upload a recent transcript (not a grade report).

  6. You will be contacted upon the conclusion of the application period (mid May), and based on eligibility, you will receive an application packet (for admission to the program).

  7. Please complete the application process in time, as space is limited.

Contact us

  • 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311     Phone: (661) 654-2157     Fax: (661) 654-2207