Certificate of Completion: 50 credits. Advising Guide

Career Description

The Entrepreneurship certificate offers a unique learning experience to students who aspire to start their own business, work in a family business, or obtain employment as entry-level managers and supervisors in other growth-oriented businesses.

Course of Study

The Business Pathway is designed using career ladders to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. The Entrepreneurship certificate is the first step on the entrepreneurship educational ladder within the Business Pathway.

The certificate introduces the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset, converting business ideas from dreams to reality, management concepts and skills, as well as preparing students to enter the workforce as business managers and supervisors.

The Entrepreneurship certificate leads to the two-year Entrepreneurship/Management AAS degree. All courses in the certificate are contained in the degree. Students must also meet the General Certificate Requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a business plan which plans and allocates resources effectively, creates a budget/forecast and create a funding plan for prospective business, details operational information and a summary of business objectives.
  2. Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders, using standard business terminology.
  3. Design a marketing/promotions plan based on a critical analysis of the factors influencing a particular business.
  4. Evaluate the legal environment for business and what legal steps business owners can help protect their investment/business.
  5. Establish a plan to manage employee and other business related items.


  • Placement in to MTH 65 Beginning Algebra (4 credits) or MTH 98 Quantitative Math (4 credits)
  • WR 115 Expository Writing (4 credits) or IRW 115 Critical Reading and Writing (5 credits) or equivalent placement

Course Map

Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.

BA 101Z Introduction to Business4 credits
BA 104 Applied Business Math4 credits
BA 211Z Principles of Financial Accounting4 credits
BA 150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship4 credits
Total16 credits

BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology 4 credits
BA 208 Business Ethics4 credits
BA 285 Human Relations in Organizations3 credits
WR 121 or WR 121Z Composition I4 credits
Total15 credits

BA 170 Project Management Fundamentals4 credits
BA 205 Business Communication4 credits
BA 206 Management Fundamentals3 credits
BA 223 Principles of Marketing4 credits
BA 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law4 credits
Total19 credits

Credit Summary 
Business Administration (BA)46
Writing (WR)4