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 courses:
|ENT 481 Entrepreneurship and the New Economy
|ENT 482 Managing and Growing the New Enterprise
|ENT/FIN 483 Venture Finance