Program Overview

In today’s fast-paced business world, there’s no time to waste. That’s why our program is designed for quick completion, allowing you to gain essential knowledge and skills quickly. You’ll delve into the fundamentals of starting and running a successful business, from understanding market dynamics to mastering financial planning. We equip you with the tools and confidence to turn your innovative ideas into a thriving venture. Don’t just dream of becoming an entrepreneur – make it a reality with Saint Paul College! 


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Credits needed for certificate


Year to complete certificate


Million new business applications in 2023

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Make informed decisions

Our program offers valuable training around launching a successful business venture, including evaluating your idea’s viability and making informed decisions. You’ll learn how to conduct market research, identify target audiences, and create a solid business plan that sets you up for success.  

Experienced faculty

Classes are taught by faculty who have been in industry and have real-world experience.  They’ll guide you through the nuances of entrepreneurship and offer advice that comes from firsthand knowledge. Their mentorship will help you understand theoretical concepts and provide practical insights into running a business. 

Small class sizes

Classes have 35 or fewer students and involve direct support from engaged faculty. This means more one-on-one attention, allowing you to engage with your instructors and classmates. You’ll also have ample opportunities for group discussions and hands-on activities. 

Diverse and centrally located

Saint Paul College is centrally located and one of the most diverse campuses in Minnesota. Employees value diversity because it results in benefits such as better workplace collaboration and the ability to solve a wider variety of problems.  You’ll also be connected to a network of diverse entrepreneurs and have access to resources and events that promote diversity in business. 

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