Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: C1.BUSADM.ENTREP.16
The Business Administration/Entrepreneurship certificate is designed to prepare students to start, develop, finance, manage, and harvest new ventures with high growth potential. To explore the development of innovative thinking and venture exploration which could, ultimately, lead to a new business venture.
Students examine current academic theory, best practice in the field, and are exposed to successful practicing entrepreneurs. Courses are presented within an active learning environment so that students develop the skills to initiate their own ventures, join the family business, or work in entrepreneurial firms anywhere in the world.
The certificate, which is designed around the business plan, examines how to formulate business ideas, select a location, select a legal form of organization, locate financing sources, assess the market, develop a human resource management system, and establish budgets for control.
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship will be the Capstone for this certificate - a practicum where the student will prepare a written business plan for an actual business venture; for profit or nonprofit.
This certificate will meet the needs of any individual, of any age, experienced and inexperienced, exploring the possibilities of self-employment/business ownership with a desire to become an Entrepreneur.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.