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Certificate of Technical Studies in Business Entrepreneurship

The Business Entrepreneurship will provide the framework to start, maintain, or expand a small business. Small businesses vary, but they have the same basic requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Business Entrepreneurship will have demonstrated:

  1. Develop knowledge of general business concepts (accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economics) necessary for the development of an effective business plan.
  2. Show understanding of the Entrepreneurial process – from idea generation to the commercialization and implementation of the new business venture.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify, research, and analyze potential markets.
  4. Develop an understanding of the concept of risk and the legal environment of business.
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to identify and acquire the resources needed for the creation and implementation of a new venture, including financial, human, and managerial resources.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
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Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Business Entrepreneurship

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
BADM 105: General Business Administration 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
BADM 214: Principles of Marketing 3
BADM 216: Small Business Entrepreneurship 3
ACCT 205: Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Second Semester Hours
ACCT 212: Computerized Accounting 3
BADM 208: Entrepreneurial Finance 3
BADM 215: Business Law 3
HCM 250: Small Business Management 3
CIS: Elective * 3
Total Credit Hours for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Business Entrepreneurship 30
Students must make a "C" or higher in prerequisite courses before enrolling in any given course.  
*The following courses will satisfy the CIS Elective requirement: CIS 106, CIS 111, CIS 115, CIS 120, CIS 140, CIS 141, CIS 205, CIS 207, CIS 209, CIS 210.

This certificate can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction.  Contact your advisor for details.

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