Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Objectives

Please note that if you were admitted to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program prior to Fall 2013 you must follow the study plan which was issued to you at the time of admission that is, prior to the revisions to the program.


This program is designed primarily for non-business students who are interested in starting a business of their own. It provides a thorough understanding of what is required to start and maintain a sustainable venture. Students will acquire the tools necessary to identify opportunity, assess entrepreneurial potential, produce a business plan, organize, promote and finance the business, and prepare a marketing and sales structure. Business and intellectual property law, buying an existing business or considering a franchise will also be taught. This program will utilize guest speakers from varied entrepreneurial backgrounds to provide a practical context.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
 Spring/Summer
2015
Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring/Summer
2016
CO-REQUISITES (These courses must be taking at the beginning of the program):
CMSC 101College Algebra and FunctionsCMSC 000 or the Exemption by Examination testTUE/THUWEDTUETUE/THU
9 REQUIRED Courses: (27 Credits)
BUSA 364Business Law 1 MON/WEDWEDWEDMON/WED
CACC 220Accounting Concepts for ManagersCMSC 101  THU 
CENT 305Sales and Negotiations  THUTHU 
CENT 306Launching a New Business  MON  
CENT 307Creating a Business Plan  MON/THU TUE   MON/THU TUE
CENT 308Financing a New Business WED MONWED
CENT 309Business Growth Strategies and Issues  TUE  
CPRL 221Professional Communication and Networking MON THU FRI/SATMONSATMON THU FRI/SAT
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MON/WEDMONMONMON/WED
1 COMPLEMENTARY Course to be chosen from the following: (3 Credits)
CCCS 310Web DevelopmentCCCS 300  THU 
CGMG 210Fundamentals of Project ManagementRestriction: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.MON/SAT THUTUEMONMON/SAT THU
CMRK 235Digital Media MarketingCo-requisite: CMRK 200  MON 
MGCR 382International Business MON/WEDTHUTHUMON/WED