This certificate program is designed to prepare Business students to engage in the world of entrepreneurship. The program’s interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship equips students with relevant tools in exploring various pathways to entrepreneurship such as full-time business ownership, subcontracting (freelancing), consulting, corporate intrapreneurship or mission-driven social entrepreneurship.
The projected number of annual completers for the Certificate of Achievement – Entrepreneurship degree is 3 - 7 students. This estimate is solely based on course enrollment data for two semesters since the program started in fall 2018. Projections made were based on the macro and microeconomic environment surrounding the program.
The goals of the Certificate of Achievement –Entrepreneurship prepares students for the world of entrepreneurship. The program equips students with the foundational tools necessary for every startup. The program helps develop students not only for-profit but also for social enterprises that yield positive social impact.It will also enrich student skillsets for corporate intrapreneurship.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
The program starts with the introduction of basic entrepreneurial skills needed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and help the student come up with an idea to bring to market. It also helps students decide what type of entrepreneurship they would like to pursue. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum leverages on the existing small business and general business foundations offered by the department. Three foundational courses are required to prepare students to acquire intrapreneurial skills that are highly sought by employers today. ENTR 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, ENTR 102 Applied Design Thinking and MRKT 140 Introduction to Marketing all address the foundational base of entrepreneurship.
The program allows students to choose nine more units to gain the knowledge and skills in marketing, and finance as the student deemed important. For those who are already registered under these disciplines, the Certificate in Entrepreneurship can be stacked over the one they are currently taking.
First semester courses Units Sequence
ENTR 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3.00 S1, Y1
MRKT 140 Marketing Principles 3.00 S1, Y1
Choose one from the following courses:
BSL 1 Business Law 3.00 S1, Y1
MABS 60 Computer Application in Business 3.00 S1, Y1
MGT 231 Introduction to Supervision
and Management 3.00 S1, Y1
Second semester courses Units Sequence
DSGN 105 Design Thinking 1.50 S2, Y1
ENTR 102 Applied Design Thinking
in Entrepreneurship 1.50 S2, Y1
Choose two from the following courses:
SMBS 135 Ownership and Operations
of Small Business 3.00 S2, Y1
GNBS 119 Introduction to Business 3.00 S2, Y1
MRKT 122 Professional Selling 3.00 S2, Y1
MRKT 180 Social Media Marketing 3.00 S2, Y1
Certificate Total 18.00