The Entrepreneurship Certificate offers students the opportunity to study and
assess the concept of Entrepreneurship and its role in the American Economy.
This certificate offers a unique learning opportunity to students who aspire to
start or secure employment in a business having high growth potential.
The purpose of the entrepreneurship concentration is to expand the student’s
basic knowledge of the entrepreneurial process and to develop a repertoire of
venture management skills and techniques. Specific skills, concepts and know-how
relevant for attracting private equity financing to an entrepreneurial venture
will be explored. The concentration focuses on the process of screening and
recognizing opportunities that create value, and on the personal innovation
required since organizational resources are often scarce.
The curriculum will prepare students for self-employment, and careers within
innovative organizations, venture financing and/or social entrepreneurship.
Students compete in a local business plan competition and will have
opportunities for internships at a local business incubator.
Students seeking the Entrepreneurship Certificate will take the following
||Entrepreneurship and the New Economy
||Managing and Growing the New Enterprise