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Entrepreneurship Proficiency Certificate


The Entrepreneurship Proficiency Certificate is a 12 credit-hour program for students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Students will learn the basics of how to launch an entrepreneurial venture including planning, funding, accounting, and marketing. When completed, the courses may be applied to the Liberal Arts-General Option degree.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship Proficiency Certificate, the students will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and explain the key aspects of entrepreneurship.
  • Describe the essentials of a marketing plan for an entrepreneurial venture.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key financial and accounting concepts and be able to apply those concepts to an entrepreneurial venture.
  • Develop a business plan including a concept statement, feasibility study, and business model.

Entrance Requirements:

This certificate is open to interested students. New students are normally required to take the College's placement test at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics course as part of the certificate.

Entrepreneurship Proficiency Certificate Course Sequence:

Course Number Course Title Prerequisites Credits
ENTR 110 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship   3
ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Marketing   3
ENTR 130 Entrepreneurial Financial Intelligence   3
ENTR 140 Business Plan Development for Entrepreneurs  ENTR 110 3
Total Credits: 12

Intended Audience:

The Entrepreneurship Proficiency Certificate is designed to attract students who are currently entrepreneurs or who aspire to be entrepreneurs.

Successful Completion:

Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed above. In order to receive a "C" grade or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete assignments and exams as well as participate in class activities

For More Information Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.

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