Why Elms for your certificate in Entrepreneurship?

  • Learn the fundamentals of launching and growing new businesses.
  • Analyze market opportunities for innovative products and services.

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 #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 1001Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENT 1002Lean LaunchPad3

Building Curriculum (12 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
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 #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 4800Advanced Lean LaunchPad3
ENT 4802Entrepreneurial Internship3
ENT 4805Entrepreneurship Co-Op3