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Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Business Management
  • Degree Code: ENTREPREN.CERT
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The purpose of this program is to help students prepare to open businesses of their own. It is designed for individuals owning or seeking to own their own business. Work experience and on-the-job training are integral parts of this program. Course requirements focus on skills necessary for successful performance as a small-business owner.

Marketable Skills:

1. Negotiation and Conflict Management: Describe and apply win/win negotiating strategies and strategies to minimize conflict in real estate situations. 2. Accounting: Perform analysis, and financial statement preparation

3. Marketing: Understand & apply marketing concepts including consumer behavor, external environment factors, marketing research, target markets, & the marketing mix. 4. Payroll:

Develop personnel and payroll records that provide the information required under current laws and process payroll data and tax data and prepare reports.

5. Diversity: Develop the ability to work with a diverse workforce 6. Computer Skills: Demonstrate ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer software to conduct business operations. 7. Problem Solving: Diagnose, propose, and implement solutions to business problems 8. Personal / Interpersonal Qualities: Make ethical choices and act responsibly.

Semester I

BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3 hours
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 1
May be eligible for articulation through the statewide ATC program. See your high school counselor for information. A business elective may be substituted for ACNT 1303if the student has one year of high school accounting/bookkeeping experience.
3 hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
12 hours

Semester II

POFT 1321 Business Math or
Math elective
3 hours
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing or
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling or
MRKG 2349 Advertising & Sales Promotion
3 hours
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3 hours
ACNT 1329 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting 3 hours
12 hours

Semester III

BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3 hours
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
BMGT 1391 Special Topics in Business Administration & Management, General 3 hours
BMGT 1344 Negotiations and Conflict Management 3 hours
12 hours
Total hours:36 hours


MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4 hours
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Formal Logic 3 hours