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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Program Overview

Entrepreneurship and small business play a key role in the U.S. economy by providing jobs to a large segment of the workforce. Many people dream of owning their own business for financial and professional independence, as well as the pride of ownership.​

Learn how to develop, maintain and grow a business, and explore entrepreneurial concepts and processes that apply to both start-up and well-established enterprises. Learn how to analyze how an organization contributes to society and how entrepreneurship and commercial activities affect the environment. Topics such as market opportunity, product developmen​t, intellectual property, and commercialization will also be explored.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program focuses on the essentials of entrepreneurship and small business management, and provides students with a basic understanding of how to start and market an entrepreneurship/small business operation.

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights

  • ​​Marketing plan development, public relations, advertising, sales promotion and other core marketing concepts 
  • Key business communication technology 
  • Fundamental management concepts and principles 
  • Legal principles of business, including basic laws, contracts, dispute resolution and rights and responsibilities of the business community 
  • Economic, international business, business ethics, accounting and financial principles​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

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  • Career Settings

    • ​Your own business 
    • All businesses and industries

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  • Additional Benefits

    • ​Upgrade current leadership and innovative skills to increase opportunities for success in a current or new entrepreneurship enterprise.​

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Business Department Mission
The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.​

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