El Centro College - Degree Plans - Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Certificate
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Degree Plans - Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Certificate

(Level I Certificate)

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  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • 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

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
9

SEMESTER II

BMGT 2309 Leadership 3
BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
12

SEMESTER III

HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education - Business Administration and Management, General 3
12

SEMESTER IV

MRKG 1311 Principle of Marketing 3
ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
9
Minimum Hours Required 42

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.