Entrepreneurial Studies Level I

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Entrepreneurial Studies Level I program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the entrepreneurial process. Courses include a history of entrepreneurship, current research into its impacts on society, types of business start-up opportunities, and creating a preliminary business plan, as well as securing a healthy financial future. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Entrepreneurial Studies Level II is also available.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
EPS160New Venture Creation2
EPS162Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (3) OR
EPS195Business Start-­Up and Planning (2) 2­-3
GBS/HEC132Personal and Family Financial Security3
  • Explain entrepreneurship. (EPS150, EPS162)
  • Create planning activities required for the successful launch of a new venture. (EPS162, EPS195)
  • Identify venture opportunities. (EPS160)
  • Evaluate feasibility of venture opportunities. (EPS150, EPS160, EPS162)
  • Explore and evaluate funding opportunities. (GBS/HEC132)
  • Create opportunities through innovation. (EPS160)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.