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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.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Entrepreneurial Studies Level I (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2019

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.

This program replaces:
CCL/5192N Small Business Entrepreneurship
CCL/5706N Small Business Start-Up
CCL/5892 Business Micro Finance

What You'll Learn
  • 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)
Career Opportunities
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

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