Entrepreneurship Certificate Degree

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Accelerated Entrepreneurship Certificate Course List

Major and Core Courses

Becoming an Entrepreneur

In this course students learn how to thrive in a fast paced, ever changing business environment. They also learn about the importance of creativity and risk taking in entrepreneurial environments. Students will explore and analyze the various traits of successful entrepreneurs.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3007
Credits: 4

Financial Accounting and the Entrepreneur

Accounting is the language of business and provides the framework for establishing and growing a successful enterprise. In this practical course students learn accounting principles and practices, the accountant's role in an entrepreneurial venture, and how to decide whether to outsource this function.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3174
Credits: 4

Business Innovation: Best Practices in New Business Development

Students will explore sources of creativity and innovation and how to use them to brainstorm new business ideas. Techniques to inspire creativity, harness market and customer insights, and identify winning business ideas will be examined. Students will develop methods of critical thinking and assessment to identify new business opportunities and assess concept viability. Students will gain the knowledge needed to begin a business plan.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3281
Credits: 4

Evaluating New Business Opportunities

The purpose of this course is to review new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and to design a tool for evaluating these opportunities. Students will use this tool to apply the criteria to their new business, product, or service, and create a business strategy for the new venture. Key obstacles to the success of new business will be analyzed and students will create plans to mitigate the risks of those obstacles.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3309
Credits: 4

Funding a New Business

Funding new ventures is a critical process that requires both creativity and business acumen. In this course, students will develop the skills to analyze the financial value of a startup business idea and develop the skills to successfully pitch a new idea to gain funding. Identification and evaluation of capital funding sources, like Angel Investors, as well as structuring the financing agreements will be discussed and analyzed. This course teaches students to utilize data based decision making for long-term and day-to-day activities.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3624
Credits: 4

Sales and Marketing for New Business Ventures

This course focuses on creating integrated sales and marketing programs utilizing guerilla tactics along with traditional and online marketing techniques. Unique features like Internet marketing strategies utilizing tools such as search engine optimization and social media will be examined to foster organic growth for a start-up organization. Students will also become familiar with business-to-business and business-to- consumer sales strategies.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 4011
Credits: 4

Technology for Today's Entrepreneur

Students will learn how to increase efficiency and maximize collaboration with cutting edge technology tools. In this course, students learn how to use business intelligence and technology to manage and grow their business and communication strategies.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 3773
Credits: 4

Managing and Growing a Sustainable Organization

Managing a small business workforce, the finances of a growing business, and developing scalable operations is a crucial part of the success of an entrepreneur. In this course, students will analyze cases of business successes and failures. Students will also examine and evaluate the product life cycle. Viable, sustainable growth strategies will be created using various business situations. Students will apply what they learn to a new business, product, or service or new business venture in an existing organization. Global operations for small businesses are also evaluated and analyzed.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: ENT 4235
Credits: 4

Winning Customer Service Strategies

"Motivating and empowering employees to provide outstanding customer service is critical to an entrepreneur's success. This course teaches students the strategies, techniques, and tools for developing and sustaining long term customer relationships. Cutting-edge customer relationship management tools will be explored, as well as how to create customers who are ""promoters"" of your brand."

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 3388
Credits: 4

Total Certificate Credits: 36

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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