Entrepreneurship Certificate

Credits Required: 30

2017-2018 Academic Year

The Entrepreneurship certificate program provides students with the skills to start their own enterprise, work with others to identify business opportunities, join entrepreneurship ventures, or work for an established organization. Entrepreneurs are often in demand by growth-oriented companies wanting to incorporate their vision and innovation in their firms and by companies seeking individuals who have the ability to solve problems creatively and improve productivity. Regardless of size, all businesses need managers who can identify opportunities, obtain resources, plan, organize, direct, and control work to accomplish business objectives.

Topics covered during the course work include entrepreneurial thinking and opportunity recognition, developing a business plan, obtaining resources, managing finances, strategic planning, selecting managers and employees, organizing and designing the business, managing technology, and successfully dealing with managerial challenges.

Entrepreneurship students will also take courses to gain an overall understanding of business such as accounting, basic management, sales and marketing, and computer information systems. In addition, students will focus on a particular elective course chosen from a variety of topics to better fine tune the program to fit their selected areas of interest.

Students with the certificate have the opportunity for employment as a sole proprietorship starting their own business, manager of an existing small business; accounting office clerk, or sales person.




Click below to view a crosswalk (transition of program courses from an old program to a current program):

2014-2015 Entrepreneurship Certificate 


Fall Offerings - 15 Credits

ACCT 110Financial Accounting 3.00
BUSM 106Entrepreneurial Thinking Creativit 3.00
BUSM 110Introduction to E-Commerce 3.00
BUSM 120Small Business Management 3.00
 Select any ONE course from the following: 
ACCT 200Quickbooks 3.00
BUSC 205Leadership 3.00
BUSM 260Project Management 3.00

Spring Offerings - 15 Credits

ACCT 111Managerial Accounting 3.00
BUSM 108Entrepreneurship 3.00
BUSM 205Business Law 3.00
BUSM 265Enterprise Funding 3.00
 Select any ONE course from the following: 
BUSC 120Social Media 3.00
BUSH 220Compensation and Benefits 3.00
BUSM 245Principles of Marketing 3.00
BUSM 270Business Internship 3.00