Entrepreneur Certificate

Empowering Students to Turn their Ideas into Action.

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is a great way for students from all disciplines to combine the information they learn in class and apply it into a job setting. It greatly helps students get the skills they need to not only start their own business, but to also build a great foundation for their future.

Certificate Overview:

The objective of the certificate program in entrepreneurship is to expose non-Bachelor of Business Administration students to entrepreneurship and to cultivate an “entrepreneurial mindset” within these students. A primary focus of the program is to allow the students to tailor the program to their individual program of study. Students completing the entrepreneurship certificate are prepared to assist other entrepreneurs in starting or running a business, or to contribute to entrepreneurial activities in established organizations.


Course Work:

MGT 3700 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

MGT 3740 – Ideation and Business Models or MGT 3550 – Creativity and Innovation Management

MGT 3730 – Entrepreneurial Business Consulting or MGT 3735 – Entrepreneurship in Practice

Students must also complete two electives alongside of these courses. A full list of electives can be found at:  https://bobcat-entrepreneur.com/education/certificate-in-entrepreneurship/


Career Paths:

Start-Up Entrepreneur: An entrepreneur that is defined as an individual who organizes or operates a business. Entrepreneurs are commonly seen as innovators and generators of new ideas and business processes. They are risk takers that convert an idea or invention into a business venture.

Social Entrepreneur: A social entrepreneur is a person who establishes an enterprise with the intent to solve social problems or affect social change. By seizing opportunities to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions, social entrepreneurs change society for the better.

Unlimited Opportunity: In today’s marketplace, people with an entrepreneurial mindset are valued in all sectors. With an understanding of ideation and business models, leadership, and sales, you’ll be prepared to think differently, imagine new possibilities, and create economic opportunity.

Dr. Paul Mass, Associate Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship, said “Based on my personal experience, there are opportunities in many different industries for students to monetize what they have learned. The certificate program was designed specifically for students who have talent and passion for a field, but do not have the skills necessary to start their own business. The program is a great way for students to learn some of those nontechnical skills that are required when becoming an entrepreneur.”

A Certificate in Entrepreneurship greatly helps students prepare for their futures. Not only does it cause them to think differently about problems they may come across, it gives students valuable skills that they can apply in their field of study. The certificate program also gives students the opportunity to work on actual entrepreneurial projects while they are still in school, allowing them to apply the information they learn in the classroom straight to their project.  Make sure you stop by the Center for Entrepreneurship to find out more about the certificate program, or visit our website at: https://bobcat-entrepreneur.com/


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