This certificate is designed for those interested in starting their own business exposing students to the basics of entrepreneurship, including design thinking, customer assessment, problem solving, financing and leveraging resources. It will utilize the Business Model Canvas technique and will provide students with critical insights into the basics of founding-team formation. Students will learn about the Gig economy, legal business structures, e-commerce, networks, key relationships and the differences between the many types of solopreneurs.

Program Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Student will be able to develop a business plan outlining the viability and sustainability of their idea and key elements in establishing business partnerships.
  • Student will be able to apply standard accounting practices in a business and able to recognize and evaluate finance opportunities.
  • Student will be able to create a Business Model Canvas showcasing its main components and be able to produce and deliver a compelling presentation.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the principles of the Gig Economy and recognize the different types of entrepreneurial categories.
Required Courses (324 hours) Hours
ENP-850 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 54
ENP-851 Entrepreneurship Basics 54
ENP-853 Money, Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs 54
ENP-854 Business Model Canvas and Presentations for Entrepreneurs 54
ENP-870 Building and Entrepreneurial Team 54
ENP-871 Solopreneurship 54