Dec 09, 2023  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 253C

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

Small businesses drive the economy, account for two-thirds of new jobs, and drive innovation and competition. Many people dream of owning their own business for financial and professional independence as well as the pride of ownership. The entrepreneurship certificate provides the knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for those interesting in owning their own business. Learn how to use your skills and knowledge of your industry to help make the dream of owning your own business one step closer to reality by gaining the knowledge to successfully evaluate business concepts. Students will learn the marketing and promotion of small businesses, sales, project management; the tools necessary to launch and maintain their own business with an innovative focus and entrepreneurial spirit.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are excellent for starting your own business.

Program Outcomes

  1. Describe the functions of small business in society including the major concepts related to business ownership and the factors that influence them.
  2. Apply accounting data entries in generally accepted formats.
  3. Examine the entrepreneurial risks and challenges inherent in each major component of the entrepreneurial business.
  4. Distinguish the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.
  5. Design a business plan that includes a concept statement and a business model.

Program Faculty

Jon Stambaugh 651.846.1592

Kimberley Turner-Rush 651.846.1644

Part-time/Full-time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, and online courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Program Requirements

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

Total Semester Credits: 12

Total Semester Credits: 12

Total Program Credits: 24

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 200+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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