Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Classroom Program


6 months


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Start a new business or reenergize your existing one. Spend six months learning the fundamentals of creating and sustaining a profitable business in today's global environment. Understand how to turn ideas into profit within a socially responsible framework. You will leave this program with a business plan in hand and the skills and confidence to make your dream a reality.

Designed For

This program is intended for both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to acquire the skills to start a new venture. Professionals from existing organizations that are interested in intrapreneurship or corporate social responsibility and globalization within their companies, can also benefit.

What You'll Learn

  • Best practices for developing a well-structured financial plan that will function as the backbone of your business.
  • Innovative skills and techniques to effectively manage business needs and client relationships.
  • Methods for being a successful leader and how to manage in a globally competitive environment.
  • Operational practices for understanding the global supply chain through import and export management.
  • How intrapreneurship functions within an organization.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

You can own your own business!

Positions are also an option, in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Business Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Business Developer

Program Overview


13 Units


2 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“When your passion is learning, the journey is fun and intellectually rewarding.”

Sandra Fitz

Coachella Valley Water District
Joshua Tree, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • None

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

MGT X421

3 units

Social Entrepreneurship

MGT X421.1

2 units

Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurs

MGT X421.6

1 units


Quarter 2

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

MGT X421.2

2 units

Globalization and Global Strategy

MGT X421.3

2 units

Import and Export Management

MGT X421.4

1 units


MGT X421.5

2 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I put my 23 years of industry experience to work helping others understand how to manage an array of responsibilities in their fields. Behind every student is a group of volunteers, staff, or community depending on me to give their managers and leaders current, relevant, and accurate information. The highlight of every class is when I see my students using the skills I have taught them to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.”

Jenai Morehead

Foundation Consultant and Author
Highland, CA

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