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Small Business Startup / Entrepreneurship Certificate

Location(s): Online

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Program Start Date: Any term
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms; 27 credits
Program ID:  CT.ENT
Curriculum Code: 71191

Program Description

The Entrepreneurship Certificate students fulfill the needs of the business community for entry level management employees and for beginning entrepreneurs who can develop a business plan for a marketable skill or product, develop and market the skill or product, and have a basic understanding of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling a small business. Graduates will have sufficient skills to enter the marketplace, form a small business, or continue their education in management. This program will also enhance skills for home office and telecommuting professionals.

Practical Experience

Students gain basic skills in developing a business plan, marketing a product or service, and handling financial aspects important for beginning entrepreneurs.

Professional Opportunities

Start-up business owners, office managers, franchisees, entrepreneurs, cottage business management, home office professionals, freelancers, and virtual workers

Unique Aspects

Some credits earned in this certificate may be applied to the Management in Applied Science degree.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Business, Management, and Administration

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Employ the four functions of management (plan, organize, lead, control).
  2. Apply human resource management skills, regulations, and policies.
  3. Apply routine accounting, financial, and budgeting skills.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of business ethics and law in assessing case studies.
  5. Describe the components of a business plan.

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