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The Entrepreneurship certificate is a robust 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:

    1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills involved with various aspects of business ownership.
    2. Investigate state and federal regulatory requirements for specific industries.
    3. Effectively evaluate ethical decision making that involves financial statements and analyze the feasibility of an entrepreneurial idea.
    4. Produce and communicate a developed business plan of your ideal business venture.
    5. Develop and produce an effective marketing plan that addresses our diverse society.
    •  A minimum of 12 semester credits must be completed at ARCC. (for a certificate program)
    •  A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    •  A minimum grade of C or higher must be earned in all “program requirements.”
    • All courses requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online, in the Office of Records & Registration, and in the Advising Center. Submit a completed form to the Office of Records & Registration.
    • 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.

    16 credits

    BUS 1101 Introduction to Business 3

    BUS 1105 OR
    BUS 1143

    Individual/Corporate Tax OR 
    Decision Making with Excel
    BUS 2142 Principles of Marketing 4
    BUS 2215 Legal Environment of Business 3
    Bus 2250 Entrepreneurship 3
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    Run a:

    • Brick-and-mortar business
    • Online business
    • International business

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