2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Entrepreneurship
Title: Entrepreneurial Management Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses


  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ENTREPRE.MGMT

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 1315 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 1 OR 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting (3)
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
+Elective Marketing Elective 3
BUSG 2166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Business/Commerce 1
BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations* 3
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 16

+Marketing Elective - Students must choose from any 3-credit hour MRKG course.

*BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations is the capstone experience for this award.

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.