The certificate in entrepreneurship is designed for learners who are interested in new venture creation, innovation, creativity and problem-solving in existing organizations, entrepreneurship basics, or working for a start-up.
The certificate focuses on empowering students with real-world skills to identify market opportunities, develop ideas and evaluate their viability, and start and manage their own businesses. How do you develop your idea into a business concept? How do you build and grow a business from ground-up? What resources will you need? How do you secure them? These are a few of the questions students completing the certificate will be able to answer.
Students completing this certificate will be able to apply principles of entrepreneurship to analyze business opportunities in the external environment, and identify and address market needs. Students will further learn how to apply entrepreneurship fundamentals to organizational problems and creatively address potential issues. Students will also learn to follow the steps to create and develop their own start-up business and identify and develop resources in the environment to nurture and grow their business.
The certificate in entrepreneurship is open to all degree-holding students and to all Towson University undergraduate degree-seeking students except those who are pursuing a major in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship.
All courses within the entrepreneurship certificate must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, and all must be completed at Towson University.
The certificate requirements are successful completion of the following courses:
The undergraduate upper-division certificate in entrepreneurship accepts admission materials on a rolling basis.
For more information about the certificate, contact Filiz Tabak, professor and chair of the Department of Management, ftabak AT_TOWSON