Entrepreneurship Certificate

Undergraduate Upper Division Certificate
https://www.towson.edu/cbe/departments/management/undergrad/entrepreneurship-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.

You must be a degree-seeking student at Towson University or have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to take this certificate.
 
ENTR 305DESIGN THINKING FOR INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING3
ENTR 310WILL YOUR BUSINESS WORK?3
ENTR 355ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATIONS AND PATHWAYS3
ENTR 410BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION3
Total Units12

The certificate aims at achieving the following program objectives.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Apply human-centered design thinking techniques to solve problems creatively and discover opportunities in the market.
  2. Generate viable ideas quickly and collaboratively.
  3. Use a systematic approach to solve business challenges.
  4. Understand how to assess the market and financial feasibility of the new venture.
  5. Identify and select an appropriate ownership choice.
  6. Understand how to use debt and equity financing.
  7. Develop a feasibility report that may lead to a business plan for a new venture.
  8. Gain a broad understanding of the entrepreneurial process in the U.S. economy and the relative economic contribution of entrepreneurial and small business.
  9. Adopt the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to identify and evaluate new business opportunities.
  10. Create a business plan for a new venture.