Entrepreneurship Certificate

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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Program Code: C25120J / C25120HJ

The Entrepreneurship certification teaches you the skills necessary for becoming a successful self-employed business owner, including making informed decisions, innovation and creativity, business funding, marketing, computers, and economics.

This is a certificate program and requires fewer credits and less time to complete than a degree or diploma program. Certificate programs can be taken alone but are often taken along with other Accounting and Finance programs.

This certificate is also available to high school students through our Career & College Promise program.

Learn more about this program’s student outcome data.

Skills You'll Learn

The Entrepreneurship certificate program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Developing a business plan for a new venture
  • Demonstrating creativity and innovation as it relates to new business startup
  • Understanding the steps necessary to secure funding for a new business venture

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Entrepreneurship graduates, including:

  • Amusement and recreation services
  • Computer services
  • Eating and drinking venues
  • Healthcare services
  • Lawn and homecare services
  • Management and public relations
  • Personnel supply services
  • Real estate
  • Sustainable opportunities

Certificate requirements

13 Credit Hours

Courses in this program

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course provides an introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship. Topics include self-analysis of entrepreneurship readiness, the role of entrepreneur in economic development, legal problems, organizational structure, sources of financing, budgeting, and cash flow. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and issues faced by entrepreneurs.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 3  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 4 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take ENG-002, Take MAT-003
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces principles and problems of marketing goods and services. Topics include promotion, placement, and pricing strategies for products. Upon completion, students should be able to apply marketing principles in organizational decision making.

Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

Contact Information

Career Programs
Advanced Manufacturing Center
New Bern Campus
252-638-7370

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