Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Certificate in Entrepreneurship


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
CO-REQUISITES (These courses must be taking at the beginning of the program):
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestTUEMON/WED  
9 REQUIRED Courses: (27 Credits)
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDMON/WED  
CACC 220Accounting Concepts for ManagersCMSC 000THU   
CENT 305Sales and Negotiations     
CENT 306Launching a New Business MON/SAT   
CENT 307Creating a Business Plan     
CENT 308Financing a New Business MON/SAT   
CENT 309Business Growth Strategies and Issues     
CPRL 221Professional Communication and Networking SATMON/WED  
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONTHU  
1 COMPLEMENTARY Course to be chosen from the following: (3 Credits)
CCCS 310Web DevelopmentCCCS 300MON/WED THU   
CGMG 210Fundamentals of Project ManagementRestriction: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.MON MON to SAT SAT  
CMRK 235Digital Media MarketingCo-requisite: CMRK 200    
MGCR 382International Business TUE