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Entrepreneurship (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This certificate combines a practical, step-by-step approach with a theoretical foundation to form a basic framework for understanding the theory, process, and practice of entrepreneurship. The aim of the certificate is to present the most current thinking in entrepreneurship as well as provide learners the opportunity to apply ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills.

Award Outcomes

Solve business problems.

Demonstrate interpersonal skills.

Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.

Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.

Apply marketing concepts and strategies.

Apply supervision concepts to business problems.

Utilize financial concepts in analysis of business problems.

Career Opportunities

This occupational area complements any other certificate, diploma or degree. Someone with this certificate will work within banks, insurance companies, health care facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, retail industries, and various service and manufacturing businesses. Entrepreneurs work with virtually every industry in the American economy: finance, real estate, insurance, health-care, manufacturing, construction, automotive and retail industries. In recent years, the allure of entrepreneurship has increased, with the results that more people than ever before are choosing to operate their own business.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 19 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

BUSN1020Introduction to Selling

3

BUSN1100Supervision

3

BUSN1510Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 19

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

Total Credits 10

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BUSN1020Introduction to Selling

3

BUSN1100Supervision

3

BUSN1510Entrepreneurship

3

Total  Credits 9 

Graduation (19 Credits)

This semester sequence is a tool meant for students to discuss their schedule each semester with their faculty advisor.  Some courses may be offered only once per year and only on one campus. 

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice. 


6/4/2018 :  BP 2514 / EP 2515