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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Certificate Program

If you have a desire to be your own boss and have your own business, the Entrepreneurship Program is for you!  Now you can explore this opportunity and get credit for it by earning an Introduction to Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Starting and operating a business takes a lot of effort and know-how. The Intro to Entrepreneurship Certificate Program offers the foundational basics of taking your passion and turning it into a business. This certificate is designed to augment the degrees earned in other academic and technical programs. Whether you are in health care, automotive, refrigeration-heating-air conditioning, agriculture, or any other career vocation, you can learn the basic skills of how to launch your business. By successfully completing 15 credit hours in five specialized courses in the Entrepreneurship curriculum including topics of legal issues, funding and finance, and business plan development, you can earn an Entrepreneurship Certificate. Courses will include face-to-face and online instruction.

Although this certificate is designed to augment other degrees earned in other academic and technical programs, you may seek this introductory certificate to gain the basics of entrepreneurship without pursuing another degree, in which case some prerequisites may be required.

This certificate will help you take your profession or vocation through the initial steps to turn it into a viable business. As an entrepreneur, you can be self-employed or become a job creator for others!

This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington Campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the baseline knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you to:

  • Explore the field of business ownership
  • Take the beginning steps to start your own business
  • Take the initial steps to take over a family business
  • Acquire a franchise
  • Evaluate purchasing an existing business
  • Expand your resume qualifications
What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Demonstrate basic entrepreneurial leadership characteristics.
  2. Conduct market analysis and opportunity assessment at a basic level.
  3. Construct a business plan for a product with sustainable commercial potential.
  4. Analyze funding opportunities for a business start-up.
  5. Utilize effective marketing, advertising, and customer strategies at a basic level.
  6. Integrate personal, professional, ethical and legal standards into business decision-making.