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Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

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The Entrepreneurship Certificate Program prepares current or prospective business owners, or intrepreneurs within a company, with the key concepts of entrepreneurialism.

Students receive individualized, in-depth one-on-one mentoring from instructors who are also successful entrepreneurs. Students will receive insight into real-world practical experiences while studying the fundamentals of innovation in entrepreneurship. Concepts can be pertinent to all businesses, including for-profit and nonprofit entities.

Coursework applies toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Through a combination of an entrepreneurial certificate and a bachelor’s degree, students will be well-positioned for a career as a competitive entrepreneur or intrapreneur. The programs are designed to strengthen the skills needed for startup ventures and existing corporate entities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be capable of:

  • Developing a business and marketing plan
  • Selecting and organizing employees and management teams
  • Effectively working with investors and lenders
  • Recognizing capital opportunities
  • Developing a blue ocean strategy
  • Identifying and handling small business legal issues

Requirements

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 lower-division quarter units (30 semester units), and have a 2.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a JFK University application and Statement of Intent describing their professional and educational experience and their interest in attaining a certificate. Applicants must forward official transcripts from all colleges and universities they attended.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

LOWER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH REQUIREMENTS (45 UNITS)

COMPOSITION Composition/Critical Thinking and Writing (9 units)
HUMANITIES - Must have completed at least one 3-unit course in two areas (12 units)
NATURAL SCIENCE (9 units)
MATHEMATICS (3 units)
SOCIAL SCIENCE - Must have completed at least one 3-unit course in two areas (12 units)

REQUIRED COURSES

IEL 3015 Key Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs (1 unit)
IEL 3017 Social Entrepreneurship (1 unit)
IEL 3010 Entrepreneurship I (6 units)
IEL 3020 Entrepreneurship II (6 units)
BUS 4020 Recruitment, Training, and Retention (4 units)
JOU 3200 Digital Media Basics (4 units)
BUS 4996 Capstone 1 (1-3 units)
BUS 4997 Capstone 2 (1-3 units)

Total Units for Certificate 23-27