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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Turn Your Business Ideas into Action

Whether you’re developing your first business plan or looking to learn more about financial management, this certificate program empowers you to transform your business ideas into a profitable reality.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate from NSU's College of Business offers both foundational and progressive learning for all levels of entrepreneur, including education on topics like feasibility analysis, the case-study method, and capital formation. You’ll learn from Fortune 500 business executives and other leaders who’ve operated profitable companies themselves, giving you an edge to successfully running your business. 

You’ll also have opportunities to do hands-on work on real-world projects, allowing you to put your expertise into practice while learning how to solve real business challenges. The Entrepreneurship certificate will empower you to create your own business, acquire an existing business or run a division of a large corporation, so you can become the leader you envision yourself to be.

Program Information:

  • Entrepreneurship courses are offered synchronously online via Zoom on Saturdays.
  • International students on an F1 visa are not eligible for this program
  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores.

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The following prerequisite course may be necessary for certificate completion.

FIN 5008 Business Finance

Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 10 years

Students have three options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga Collee of Business and Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic advisor regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the Entrepreneurship certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 12-15

Students must complete the certificate program in a maximum of three years.

ENT 5961 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ENT 5965 Product Innovation and Commercialization
ENT 5970 Entrepreneurship / Finance
ENT 5975 The Startup Experience
FIN 5008 Business Finance*

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair if appropriate coursework has been completed prior to pursuing the certificate.

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.
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