Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is available to students outside of the School of Business who wish to acquire entrepreneurship and business skills that will make them more marketable to employers or help them launch companies of their own.

Our 15-credit program aligns nicely with students majoring in music, the arts, computer science, pharmacy and health sciences who may want to start their own businesses someday and/or develop new lines of business within existing firms.



Required Credit Hours


Certificate in Entrepreneurship Tracks

Startup Track

The Startup Track gives students the opportunity to develop new business ideas and actually launch them in teams, with the School providing each team up to $5,000 in support.

Corporate Venturing Track

The Corporate Venturing Track teaches students how to create new products or services within an existing small or large company through engaging consulting projects.

Startup Track Required Courses

Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization's internal operations and an in-depth understanding of the Fundamentals of Demand Management, Plan Supply, Executing the Supply Plan, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies, Strategy and SandOP.  The certification provides the knowledge to apply this information across the extended suppy chain.  Certified employees can increase their salaries by 25%.  APICS certifications can improve hiring potential by as much as 65%.

After earning the CPIM you will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the SandOP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company's ERP system
Pre-requisite: ISYS-610 Analytics and Information Management. Offered in online and hybrid modalities every spring semester.
Offered every summer semester. Prerequisites: ENTR-602 The Entrepreneurial Manager; ENTR-603 Entrepreneurship, Venture Financing and the Law; ENTR-604 Sales and Marketing for the Entrepreneurial Firm. 

Curriculum and Course Descriptions

An introduction to investment strategies, portfolio allocation theory and application, debt and equity securities, portfolio management strategies, determining a client's risk tolerance and goals, and managing an investment portfolio that incorporates a client's level of risk.
A study of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, other tax-advantaged plans, employee benefits, and an overview of the Social Security, disability and health care programs.
Gaining visibility into a business's future is critical to SCM success and to gaining commercial competitive advantage. This course will provide insight into the value of accurate forecasting and planning as well as provide methods for effective forecast development and analysis. Planning techniques including Sales and Operations Planning (SandOP) will be examined. The course will also cover advanced forecasting and demand management techniques such as Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR). Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) exam from the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning.  Offered every summer in hybrid and online modalities; pre-requisite: SCMG-614