Practical Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Earn an Online Practical Entrepreneurship Certificate

Thinking about starting or owning your own business? Get started with the Practical Entrepreneurship Certificate program from Grantham University. This program is not a study of business, but rather an application of business principles to your business idea!

What will I learn?
This program provides a solid foundation on a variety of business principles – especially with an eye toward owning and managing your own business. One of the highlights of the program is the completion of a feasibility study based on your business idea.

What careers can I pursue with this certificate?
You could work for someone else in an entry-level administrative position – and this program will help you do that. But it’s really designed to help you complete the necessary groundwork toward opening your own business. You can also transfer your entrepreneurship certificate credit directly into an online business degree program with Grantham.

How long is this program?
At 16 credit hours, the online Practical Entrepreneurship Certificate program is designed to be completed in 6-8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Practical Entrepreneurship Outcomes
After successfully completing your entrepreneurship classes, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of tools needed for an innovative organization to succeed in the real world
  • Perform strategic planning
  • List the marketing management functions, including constructing a marketing plan that builds customer relationships
  • Define a business market and identify the major factors that influence business and consumer buying behaviors
  • Define the new product development process and the product life cycle
  • Construct a financial, operational and business plan for the first three years of a startup organization

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
BA101 Introduction to Business 3
ENT201 Entrepreneurial Readiness 3
ENT301 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ENT302 Entrepreneurial Marketing & Operations 3
ENT401 Entrepreneurial Business Planning 3
Program and core: 16
Electives (0): 0
Total: 16

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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