(For Business Majors)
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is composed of four 3-credit courses (12 credits). See below for the list of required and elective courses. These courses will focus on providing theory and practical knowledge and skills through class instruction and will employ experiential learning to help students start a new business or become a major contributor to their family’s business upon graduation. These skills are just as relevant to students who desire a career in the corporate world. These four complementary courses have been structured so that each addresses skills that are necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. The certificate requires at least three courses that address important fundamental skills (e.g., analyzing the feasibility of a business opportunity, developing a business plan, and product and business innovation) that are necessary in starting a business and one elective course that provides specific skills that entrepreneurs need in starting and running a business (e.g., sales, negotiating, conducting financial statement analysis, and creating financial strategies). A student who wishes to earn the certificate should consult with the faculty in the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.