Entrepreneurship Certificate (Online)


Next Session Begins: 11/3/2014


 

Description: 

This course in Entrepreneurship focuses on conceiving and recognizing a business opportunity and developing that opportunity into a successful venture, whether an independent company or a new division of the company you already work for. Starting a successful venture requires navigating through a number of challenges whether legal or economic considerations. Whether faced with accounting, finance, marketing, or management issues, successful entrepreneurs have the initiative and drive to take on all of these unique challenges and get their product or service to market.


Directional Arrows Course Objectives

  • This course introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship. It includes sound academic theory, success stories, case studies, and exercises in critical thinking to help students develop the understanding, skills, and plans needed to start a successful new business.

Puzzle Pieces Course Outcomes
 
At the end of successfully completing the course, you will:

  • Create components of a viable business plan
  • Demonstrate management, leadership, and communication skills for running and growing a business
  • Demonstrate techniques for analyzing costs, preparing financial documents, and reporting requirements
  • Design an effective strategy for marketing, customer service, selling, and relationship building
  • Create a plan for researching, securing, and managing the financial aspects of the enterprise
  • Devise a plan for business operations that will ensure the business delivers on its promises to customers

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Calendar Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

  1. In the online classroom, listen to audio lectures, view slides, even take an optional quiz to test yourself.
  2. Then post comments in the online discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor.  Your instructor logs on at least once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion.
  3. Readings are assigned for each day from the textbooks provided at registration.

  4. Participate any time of day or night. The ideal is to go online 2-3 times a day since they are week-long courses, but you decide.

Discussion Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy! It’s fun.

Mac Mini Technical Requirements

  • Internet access with Internet Explorer; Firefox Mozilla; or Safari web browser.
  • Audio software such as Windows Media, Real, or Flash.
  • Speakers to listen to audio.

 

 

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Schedule:

Fall Session: 9/2/2014 - 11/28/2014


Entrepreneur Boot Camp: 9/2/2014-9/26/2014

The Business Plan: 10/6/2014-10/31/2014

Entrepreneurial Marketing: 11/3/2014-11/28/2014

 

Tuition:

$495 for all three

or

$195 each