The need for education for entrepreneurs and small business owners cannot be understated. A vast majority of the small businesses fail during the first couple, often due to a lack of education and appropriate training. Entrepreneurial education can help develop an entrepreneurial attitude, and give aspiring entrepreneurs the requisite skills and know-how to run a business. This dedicated certificate program in Entrepreneurship helps assist small businesses, new and existing, to thrive and succeed across the state of New York and beyond.
SUNY Empire State College's Entrepreneurship Certificate is intended for students who strive to acquire the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to become successful entrepreneurs. The 20-credit program may stand alone or be entirely applied towards the B.S. in Business, Management and Economics program.
This certificate program courses are offered in multiple modalities, including online and independent study with SUNY Empire State College faculty. The Entrepreneurship Certificate courses are fully applicable to an undergraduate degree program developed in the business, management and economics area of study.
Enroll in the Certificate Program for Entrepreneurship
Currently enrolled students: Submit the online Degree Add/Change Request Form, select “add”, select “CUG” for degree, and choose “Entrepreneurship” for program. . If you are not currently enrolled, apply online and select the certificate option.
Certificate students who are concurrently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid, while those students who enroll only in the certificate program are not.
Certificate Program Coordinator
Anant R. Deshpande, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Business, Management and HRM Department
Associate Department Chair, Management
Email questions about the certificate courses to Anant.Deshpande@esc.edu.
This 20-credit program may stand alone or be entirely applied towards the B.S. in Business, Management and Economics program. Courses must be taken in order:
|MGMT 1005||Principles of Management||4|
|BUSN 1025||Legal Environment of Business I||4|
|ACCT 2005||Introductory Accounting I: Financial Accounting||4|
|MGMT 1020||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||4|
|MGMT 3022||New Venture Planning||4|
The primary student learning outcomes for the proposed certificate are:
- Develop a basic understanding of the fundamental skills of entrepreneurship.
- Identify the importance of accounting principles and business law as it relates to entrepreneurship.
- Examine market entry strategies for developing new ventures in today’s marketplace.
- Apply knowledge of entrepreneurial concepts and techniques in an organizational setting and the student’s field of work.
- Design and create a sound business plan, from opportunity to implementation.