Undergraduate Upper Division Certificate
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed for learners who are interested in new venture creation, innovation, creativity, and problem-solving in existing organizations, entrepreneurship basics, or working for a start-up. The certificate focuses on empowering students with real-world skills to identify market opportunities, develop ideas and evaluate their viability, and start and manage their own businesses. How do you develop your idea into a business concept? How do you build and grow a business from ground-up? What resources will you need? How do you secure them? These are a few of the questions students completing the certificate will be able to answer.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is not open to students who are pursuing a major in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship concentration. All requirements for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. All of the required 12 units must be completed at Towson University.
|ENTR 305||DESIGN THINKING FOR INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING||3|
|ENTR 310||WILL YOUR BUSINESS WORK?||3|
|ENTR 355||ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATIONS AND PATHWAYS||3|
|ENTR 410||BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION||3|
The certificate aims at achieving the following program objectives.
Upon completion, students will be able to:
- Apply human-centered design thinking techniques to solve problems creatively and discover opportunities in the market.
- Generate viable ideas quickly and collaboratively.
- Use a systematic approach to solve business challenges.
- Understand how to assess the market and financial feasibility of the new venture.
- Identify and select an appropriate ownership choice.
- Understand how to use debt and equity financing.
- Develop a feasibility report that may lead to a business plan for a new venture.
- Gain a broad understanding of the entrepreneurial process in the U.S. economy and the relative economic contribution of entrepreneurial and small business.
- Adopt the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to identify and evaluate new business opportunities.
- Create a business plan for a new venture.