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 101College Algebra and FunctionsCMSC 000 or the Exemption by Examination testTUE THUTUE/THUWED THU 
9 REQUIRED Courses: (27 Credits)
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDMON/WEDWED 
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 THU 
CENT 305Sales and Negotiations MON TUE 
CENT 306Launching a New Business     
CENT 307Creating a Business Plan   MON/THU TUE  
CENT 308Financing a New Business  WED  
CENT 309Business Growth Strategies and Issues     
CPRL 221Professional Communication and Networking SATMON THU FRI/SATMON FRI/SAT 
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONMON/WEDMON 
1 COMPLEMENTARY Course to be chosen from the following: (3 Credits)
CCCS 310Web DevelopmentCCCS 300THU   
CGMG 210Fundamentals of Project ManagementRestriction: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.MONMON/SAT THUTUE 
CMRK 235Digital Media MarketingCo-requisite: CMRK 200MON   
MGCR 382International Business THUMON/WEDTHU