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
 Winter
2015
Spring/Summer
2015
Fall
2015
Winter
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 THUTUE/THUWEDTUE
9 REQUIRED Courses: (27 Credits)
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDMON/WEDWEDWED
CACC 520Accounting for ManagementCo-requisite: CMS2 500. Only for students in Cert. in Entrepreneurship, Cert. in Health & Social Serv Mgmt, and for all graduate students. THUTHUTUE THUTHU
CENT 305Sales and Negotiations MON TUETUE
CENT 306Launching a New Business   THU 
CENT 307Creating a Business Plan   MON/THU TUE  
CENT 308Financing a New Business  WED  
CENT 309Business Growth Strategies and Issues   MON 
CPRL 221Professional Communication and Networking SATMON THU FRI/SATMONSAT
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONMON/WEDMONMON
1 COMPLEMENTARY Course to be chosen from the following: (3 Credits)
CCCS 310Web DevelopmentCCCS 300THU  THU
CGMG 210Fundamentals of Project ManagementRestriction: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.MONMON/SAT THUTUEMON
CMRK 235Digital Media MarketingCo-requisite: CMRK 200MON  MON
MGCR 382International Business THUMON/WEDTHUTHU