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Entrepreneurship Certificate Courses & Tuition
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Graduate Certificate

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate Coursework

Our Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.

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Required certificate courses (24 credit hours)

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

Venture Finance and Due Diligence

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Startup and New Venture Planning

Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Business Law: Strategic Considerations for Managers and Owners

Strategic Management in a Global Environment

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
ENTR510 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of entrepreneurship in the context of new ventures. Coursework examines identifying and assessing opportunities, as well as forming and managing a new venture through maturity and exit. Topics include the entrepreneurship process; idea generation; opportunity assessment and selection; business plan creation; differentiation; new venture equity financing; due diligence; management team characteristics; growth management; and liquidity and exit mechanisms.
Prerequisite: None
Venture Finance and Due Diligence
ENTR530 – 3 credit hours
This course examines the process of positioning and selling a new venture to equity sources, including making internal preparations; identifying and communicating with venture firms; and evaluating and negotiating investment offers. Processes investors use to assess and determine opportunities and entrepreneurs in which they will invest are also examined.
Prerequisite: ENTR510
Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENTR550 – 3 credit hours
This course covers the critical role of marketing in the success of a new venture. Coursework addresses opportunity screening, assessment and selection; market research, analysis, valuation and sizing; the value proposition and distinctive competence; segmentation, targeting and positioning; pricing; channels; sales management; communications; hiring; raising capital; and creating marketing plans to address various audiences.
Prerequisite: ENTR510
Startup and New Venture Planning
ENTR570 – 3 credit hours
This applications-based course addresses in-depth planning for executing a start-up venture. Students work through the entrepreneurial process - from research, planning and opportunity assessment; to team and company formation; to business model creation; to entrepreneurial finance and equity financing; to company development; to exit planning. Students also prepare a business plan and deliver an investor pitch.
Prerequisite: ENTR530
Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT504 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts, as well as tools used to summarize the accounting of business transactions into statements. Students use these tools to diagnose and document an organization's fiscal health, as well as examine financial analyses and statements for management control, decision-making and reporting.
Prerequisite: None
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MGMT591 – 3 credit hours
This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner.
Prerequisite: None
Business Law: Strategic Considerations for Managers and Owners
MGMT597 – 3 credit hours
This course presents legal concepts and tools useful to business managers. The legal process is presented as a mechanism managers can use to resolve conflict, infer guidelines for conduct and create bases for expectations. Topics include contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, agency agreements, partnerships and corporations.
Prerequisite: None
Strategic Management in a Global Environment
MGMT599 – 3 credit hours
This course presents a structure for formulating and implementing long-range corporate plans in the context of broad strategic issues that affect the firm. Students refine environmental assessment skills, craft strategies and study global competitive issues to enhance their ability to think strategically and develop sustainable competitive advantages.
Prerequisite: ACCT504, and either ENTR550 or MKTG522; or ACCT504 and permission from the appropriate academic administrator

FINANCING OPTIONS

There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.