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Entrepreneur Foundation

Short-Term Certificate

This certificate program prepares students to would like a step-by-step guide to start their own business. Learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and complete a feasibility analysis of own business plan. Students complete 13 credits, resulting in a Entrepreneurship Foundation Certificate.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: 1
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available
13.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. See catalog for more information.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $1,469.52
  • NonResident Cost : $1,664.00
  • International Student Cost : $3,786.64

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Overview of the entrepreneurial process, examination of the market-place, and discussion of successful business entry strategies. Will also cover need/market trend identification, product/service selection, initial concept validation, as well as developing and accessing sources of information and assistance.

BUS 151 5.0

This course introduces the entrepreneural student to the product selection, pricing and marketing processes. Products/services are selected. Pricing strategies and channels of distribution are discussed. Specific marketing and selling strategies are reviewed. The Product, Pricing, and Marketing Sections of a Business Plan are written.

BUS 152 5.0

This course introduces the entrepreneural student to financial planning, financing, and operations processes. Forecasting assumptions are reviewed and financial needs projections prepared. Methods of new business financing are discussed. Plans for growth and contingencies are prepared.The Business Plan is completed.(BUS 153 Distance Learning courses: videotapes may be viewed at the Media Center or rented for $32. No telecourse fee. No computer fee.)

BUS 153 5.0