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Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship graduate business certificate is designed for students who seek to start a business, take over a family business, or grow a small business.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants must have at least one year of work experience. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take and earn minimum acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and demonstrate English language proficiency. 

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved course work with grades of B or better. 

Grades of C or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during each 12 month period. Students must complete the certificate within four years. 

Prerequisites

Passing grade in introduction to economics course. 

Course Requirements

  • MGMT-660 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3) 
  • MGMT-661Entrepreneurship Practicum: New Venture  Business Plan  (3)
9 credit hours from the following: 
  • MGMT-663 Managing Private and Family Businesses (1.5)
  • MGMT-666 Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
  • MGMT-667 Corporate Entrepreneurship: Creating High Potential Ventures (1.5)  
  • MGMT-668 Global Entrepreneurship and Micro Ventures (1.5) 
  • MGMT-669 Entrepreneurship Financing, Venture Capital and Legal Strategies (3) 
  • MGMT-670 Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship and Strategy (3)  
  • MGMT-685 Topics in Management (1.5–3)