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Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Proficiency

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Students minoring in the business management area of entrepreneurship will be exposed to and practice the skills needed by entrepreneurs in starting and developing their own businesses or growing the business of another entrepreneur.

Total Program Credits: 16

Discipline Core Requirements: 13 Credits
  ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Validation** 3
  ENTR 3180 Developing Small Business** 3
  ENTR 3190 Early-stage Financing 3
  ENTR 4300 The Art of the Pitch* 3
  ENTR 493R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series 1
Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
Choose 3 credits from the following: 3
  ENTR 4200 Innovative Opportunity Development (3.0)  
  ENTR 4210 Career Development for Entrepreneurs (3.0)  
  ENTR 3220 Entrepreneurship Law (3.0)**  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 16 credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 6 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Note: The Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students from all majors outside the Woodbury School of Business a program by which they can add the mindset and basic competencies provided in a formal entrepreneurship program without abandoning their chosen field of study. Coursework includes principles of small business development, financing, technology-based opportunity identification, law, and personal entrepreneurial development.

* Course prerequisite of MATRICULATION will be waived for non-business majors who are enrolled in the Certificate program.
** Has a prerequisite of ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Validation 3
ENTR 3180 Developing Small Business 3
ENTR 3190 Early-stage Financing 3
ENTR 493R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 10
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
ENTR 4300 The Art of the Pitch 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 16


Strategic Management and Operations

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