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Business: Entrepreneurship Certificate Business Total Units: 12
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Term Effective: Fall 2015


The Business: Entrepreneurship 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will 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

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Business: Entrepreneurship Certificate program are:

  • Complete 12 units from
    • Business: Entrepreneurship Program Requirements
    • Business: Entrepreneurship Program Course Electives

Business: 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
Business: Entrepreneurship Program Course Electives - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BBK 53.1QuickBooks Level 11.50
BMG 55Business Management Accounting3.00
BMG 66.4Project Management1.00
BMG 105Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability1.50

Term Effective: Fall 2015

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 2018

Previous Versions:

Business: Entrepreneurship - effective Fall 2014
Entrepreneurship - effective Fall 2013
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

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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