What is the Graduate Certificate?
Stillman School graduate students who take four, three-credit courses that are part of the entrepreneurial studies program obtain the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies.The program is designed for:
Why is it important?
The skills and knowledge learned in the entrepreneurial studies program prepare students to start and run a business, or to work in a small business, including a family-run business.
Also important, many large corporations increasingly seek professionals with an “entrepreneurial mind set,” which enables them to be innovative and flexible in every business environment. So if you already work for a large corporation, the Certificate will provide you will important skills you can utilize to succeed in your present job.
What do you learn?
Students learn how to recognize a business opportunity, conduct feasibility studies to determine if a proposed venture can be profitable, write business plans, find sources of funding, consider legal and financial aspects of creating a business, and work in teams to transform ideas into reality.
Which courses count toward the Certificate?
Students are required to take at least two of the following courses:
(Course offerings change each semester)
|BMGT 7544||Growing A Small Business|
|BMGT 7565||Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|BMGT 7596||Directed Research (Approval Needed)|
|BMGT 9342||Social Entrepreneurship|
|BLAW 7331||Franchising and Leasing|
|BLAW/BMGT 7410||Law and Entrepreneurship|
Students select one or two additional course from the following:
|BMGT 7552||China in a Global Economy|
|BMGT 7962||Managerial Negotiating*|
|BLAW 7319||Product Liability **|
|BMKT 7619||Sales Management|
|BMKT 7620||New Product Planning and Development*|
|BMKT 7623||Retail Operations|
|BMGT 7945||Seminar on Leadership*|
|BMGT 7950 or|
|Seminar in the Management of Change*|
|BMGT 7599||Directed Research*|
|BMGT 9320||Managing Knowledge Workers|
|BMGT 7536 or|
|Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Sport*|
||Marketing Channels and Logistics (Supply Chain Management)*
||Doing Business in India
*BMBA 9114 Human Interaction and Market Orientation
** BMBA 9112 Financial Accounting and Legal Considerations
For information about any new courses that may qualify for the Certificate, please contact Susan Scherreik, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply for the Certificate?
Students interested in enrolling in the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies Program should contact Professor Susan Scherreik, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at email@example.com. Students should contact their academic advisor as well to make sure that the student is fulfilling all the requirements in his or her academic concentration as the student pursues the Certificate.
Students who wish to obtain the Certificate without enrolling in the MBA program should contact Ms. Catherine Bianchi, Director of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the student has enrolled in the fourth and final course to complete Certificate requirements, the student should fill out the Certificate Application and deliver it to Professor Susan Scherreik, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at email@example.com, Room 691 Jubilee Hall.Download Certificate Application »