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 TestWEDTUEMON/WED 
9 REQUIRED Courses: (27 Credits)
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDWEDMON/WED 
CACC 220Accounting Concepts for ManagersCMSC 000 THU/SATTUE 
CENT 305Sales and Negotiations  MON THU/SAT  
CENT 306Launching a New Business MON/SATTHU/SAT  
CENT 307Creating a Business Plan MON/SAT THU   
CENT 308Financing a New Business WED/SAT   
CENT 309Business Growth Strategies and Issues MON/SATTHU/SAT  
CPRL 221Professional Communication and Networking SAT FRI/SATSAT TUESAT 
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONMONMON/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.TUEMON FRI/SATSAT 
CMRK 235Digital Media MarketingCo-requisite: CMRK 200THU   
MGCR 382International Business THUTUETUE/THU