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Entrepreneurship

A woman standing by a rack of dresses.

No one has your passion.

It’s more than being your own boss. It’s living your purpose.

You’ve got a spark inside you. To build your own small business, or maybe to manage someone else’s startup. With the Entrepreneurship associate degree, you’ll get the knowledge and skills needed to take that spark and turn it into something amazing.

Program Code: 901451

The Entrepreneurship Certificate is a series of credit courses targeted to educate learners about the opportunities and essence of entrepreneurship and how to start, run, and manage profitable businesses.

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Certificate Completers will be able to

• Assess readiness to begin the entrepreneurial adventure.
• Emphasize the importance of good financial record-keeping systems, reports, and records.
• Develop a marketing plan including components for product/service, price, place, and promotion.
• Strategically service customers.
• Prepare and present a business plan.

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Curriculum
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Credits
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; types of business ownership; entrepreneurship; role of management: operations management; human resources; marketing; managing financial resources and legal issues impacting business.
10-145-186 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT-SMALL BUSINESS ...the importance of good recordkeeping systems, reports, and the records necessary for a small business. Financial analysis techniques are explored through hands-on Income statements and cash flow projections for small businesses.
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning.
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...examine customer service culture, develop communication and listening skills, explore diversity in the workplace, develop skills for handling challenging customers, and explore the impact of technology on customer service and engagement.
10-145-189 WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN-SMALL BUSINESS ...as a necessary component to beginning a small business, from addressing facets of the business plan, observing various types of plans, to realizing readiness to begin. Plan preparation/presentation are required.
Certificate Total
15
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