A robust certificate program that provides a well-rounded approach for any student interested in entrepreneurship. Each course is designed to provide the necessary background for a student to become an entrepreneur. The courses provide a relevant and sequential learning process for a student to conceptualize and develop a business plan for their proposed business.
By completing this certificate, students will achieve the following learning goals:
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills involved with various aspects of business ownership.
- Investigate state and federal regulatory requirements for specific industries.
- Effectively evaluate ethical decision making that involves financial statements and analyze the feasibility of an entrepreneurial idea.
- Produce and communicate a developed business plan of your ideal business venture.
- Develop and produce an effective marketing plan that addresses our diverse society.
- A minimum of 12 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above must be completed at ARCC.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
- A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
- All computer courses must be completed within the last four years.
- All accounting courses must be completed within the last seven years.
- All course requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
- To complete your program, please submit the appropriate application found here.
- The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.
The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program; many courses are offered in the evening.
BUS 1101 Introduction to Business 3 BUS 2142 Principles of Marketing 4 BUS 2215 Legal Environment of Business 3 Bus 2250 Entrepreneurship 3Choose one of the following:
Individual/Corporate Tax 3 BUS 1143 Decision Making with Excel 3
The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program; many courses are offered in the evening or online.
Fall Semester Spring Semester BUS 1101 3 BUS 2142 4 BUS 1105* or BUS 1143 3 BUS 2250 3 BUS 2215 3 TOTAL 9 TOTAL 7
*Offered Fall Semester only
Start your degree with a certificate.
How Entrepreneurship Certificate credits apply toward various business degrees (PDF).
*Some occupations may require advanced education
- Brick-and-mortar business
- Online business
- International business
Program Requirements 16 Total 16
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