Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship certificate does not include pre-business courses. Instead, it requires 6 courses, 2 of which are offered by a student’s home college and tailored to their particular areas of study. Only 6 of the required 18 credits are upper division.

For non-business students, the certificate offers an entire range of entrepreneurship skill-building opportunities (including ideation, innovation, marketing and finance) without the prerequisites required for admission to the David Eccles School of Business.

The certificate is a cost- and time-effective way for students to get the skills that they need to start up their own companies or work for a startup. Certificate students also have opportunities to work with the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute, just as Entrepreneurship majors and minors do.

  • ENTP 1010 Entrepreneurship & Society (BF)
  • ENTP 1020 Entrepreneurship & the Startup Methods (AS)
  • ENTP 2010 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • ENTP 2020 Entrepreneurial Finance

Capstone courses are designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the learning goals established by their educational institution and major department. You must complete 1 of the following capstone courses to complete the certificate:

  • COMM 5170 Contemp Issues in Organizational Comm
  • COMM 5880 Seminar: Organizational Communication
  • CS 5550 Financial Planning Capstone
  • GEOGO 5162 Project Mgmt of Scientific & IT Projects
  • HIST 5100 Internship in Public History
  • PRT 5480 The Business of Parks, Rec & Tourism
  • PSY 4810 Internships & Field Experience
  • PSY 4955 Human Factors Cert: Research Project
  • UGS 4820 Capstone Projects
  • WRTG 4001 Writing Business Plans & Proposals

*Business majors must take their capstone course outside of the Eccles School.

Option courses are taught by partner colleges outside of the Eccles School. You must complete 1 of the following option courses to complete the certificate:

  • CHIN 3510 Business Chinese
  • COMM 1500 Introduction to Media Business & Ethics
  • COMM 3670 Principles of Advertising
  • DES 2615 Intro to Design Thinking
  • ECON 4650 Principals of Econometrics
  • ECON 5380 Law & Economics
  • FCS 3500 Financial Skills
  • FRNCH 4510 French Business and Current Issues
  • HIST 4740 The Economic History of the United States
  • HNKLY 3160 Campaign Management
  • JAPAN 3510 Commercial Japanese I
  • JAPAN 3520 Commercial Japanese II
  • LING 3470 Language and Culture
  • LING 3600 Cross-Cultural Communication
  • PHIL 1250 Reasoning & Rational Decision Making
  • PHIL 3310 Science & Society
  • PHIL 3500 Ethics
  • PHIL 3510 Business & Professional Ethics
  • PHIL 3520 Bioethics
  • PHIL 3530 Environmental Ethics
  • PRT 5490 Business of Sport
  • PRT 5495 Business of Government & Nonprofits in Parks Rec, & TTourism
  • PSY 3171 Human Factors
  • PSY 3510 Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • PTGSE 4510 Business Portuguese
  • SOC 3020 Social Psychology
  • SOC 3993 Sociology ENTP Internship
  • WRTG 3016 Business Writing
  • WRTG 4010 Writing across Borders
  • WRTG 4030 Visual Rhetoric: Word/Image/Argument
This is like no other online course. In short, it’s a hybrid online course. We have created an innovative online environment that effectively extends the intimate and collaborative classroom setting to any mobile device. Through our classroom “studio,” online classes will be broadcast simultaneously at the same times as the normal sections. We have integrated world-class videoconferencing technology to allow you to be virtually inside the classroom and collaborate with your online cohort. Since all of the course curriculum and assessments are available on the website, you can take this class anywhere. If you can’t make it to virtual class, the lectures will be posted after class.
There are not any prerequisites, although we do recommend starting with ENTP 1010 in order to have the most transformative entrepreneurial experience.
Yes, the certificate is open to all majors.
Yes, ENTP 1010 fulfills a Social / Behavioral Science (BF) requirement, and ENTP 1020 fulfills an Applied Science (AS) requirement.

You can apply for the certificate here.