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The Certificate in Entrepreneurship empowers students to combine business management foundations with practical experience in creating new ideas, evaluating opportunities, engaging in hands-on decision making, and launching or growing businesses.

Gain experience in lean entrepreneurship through hands-on learning

  • Students are able to work their own innovation, passion or business idea to determine the market opportunities, design and implement strategies, and launch new ventures.

Build a transferable skill set

  • Students will gain practical experience in taking action on ideas, managing team dynamics in stressful situations, and making decisions that have immediate impacts on businesses.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills will be put to the test in real-world scenarios, such as launching product or service ideas, or making the key decision to not move forward with certain ventures.

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs

  • Faculty teaching in the entrepreneurship courses have launched businesses and can share their experience and first-hand knowledge to help guide students through launching and scaling ventures.

Please contact Amanda Garcia at cel@elms.edu for information on how to apply.

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Click to view course requirements for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Important: students must take either ENT 1002 (formerly ENT 102) Lean LaunchPad or ENT 4800 (formerly ENT 480) Advanced Lean LaunchPad.

Exploration Curriculum (3 credits)

Course #Course NameCredits
ENT 1001Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENT 1002Lean LaunchPad3

Building Curriculum (12 credits)

Course #Course NameCredits
ENT 2000Customer Discovery3
ENT 2200Innovation and Design Thinking3
ENT 3200Startup Finance (required)3
ENT 3300Building the Team- Startup Culture and HR3
ENT 3400Get, Keep & Grow- Startup Sales and Marketing (required)3
ENT 3500From Founder to Executive3
ENT 3600Social Entrepreneurship3

Experiential Curriculum Capstone Experience

Course #Course NameCredits
ENT 4800Advanced Lean LaunchPad3
ENT 4802Entrepreneurial Internship3
ENT 4805Entrepreneurship Co-Op3