Entrepreneurship Certificate Business Total Units: 12.0

Term Effective: Fall 2013

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2014

Previous Versions:

Small Business Management - effective Fall 2012
Small Business Management - effective Spring 2012
Small Business Management - effective Fall 2011
Small Business Management - effective Summer 2006
Small Business Management - effective Fall 1981


The Entrepreneurship Program Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students of any discipline with the tools and skills required to organize and plan their own business launch. The one-semester program was constructed as an add-on to many existing certificates when the completer wishes to use their educational knowledge to establish their own business venture.
More information about the Business Administration programs can be found at the Business Administration website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program should be able to:

  1. Design and develop a strategic business and marketing plan that can be used to prepare a new business launch, to achieve entry into new markets, or to change and grow an existing business.
  2. Develop an understanding of how to grow and nurture the business through effective brand building, financial management and resource allocation, and embracing change and uncertainty for competitive advantage
  3. Demonstrate a working fluency of socially responsible and sustainable business practices
  4. Acquire tools for assessing product and market fit including understanding target markets and market segmentation and performing effective industry and competitive analyses
  5. Gain a better understanding of themselves as entrepreneurs including their motivations, roles, creative abilities, and communication skills

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Entrepreneurship program are:

  • Complete 12.0 units from
    • Entrepreneurship Program Requirements
    • Entrepreneurship Program Course Electives

Entrepreneurship Program Requirements - complete 9.00 units
BMG 100Entrepreneurial Business Plan3.00
BMK 50Marketing3.00
BMG 103Communications for Start-Ups1.50
BMG 104Innovation, Creativity, and Change1.50
Entrepreneurship Program Course Electives - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BMG 105Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability1.50
BMG 66.1Decision Making1.00
BMG 66.3Financial Basics1.00
BMG 66.4Project Management1.00
BBK 53.1QuickBooks Level 11.50

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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