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Entrepreneurship
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The certificate in entrepreneurship is designed for those who want to be involved in starting or growing small businesses. Students will also learn the basics of creating a business plan and develop skills in personal selling.

This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Create professional spreadsheets using advanced functionality to visualize and solve business problems.
  • Reflect on personal fit for a career in entrepreneurship.
  • Understand and manage the accounting cycle and cash flow of a small business.
  • Improve sales in organizations through persuasive selling skills, including finding, asking questions, highlighting features and benefits, overcoming objections, negotiating and closing, and service after the sale.
  • Create a proposal for a small business venture.
Certificate of Entrepreneurship
Program Requirements
This certificate builds into the Applied Business Management degree.
This is an introductory certificate.
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Certificate
15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Entrepreneurship
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
BUS115
Business Applications
3
BUS115 — 3 credits
x
Business Applications
Students will acquire, develop and apply intermediate spreadsheet analysis skills in a business context as well as demonstrate basic database use. After individually completing spreadsheet tutorials and assignments, students will then develop and apply their skills in business projects and exams. The projects and exams, which are designed to be realistic and representative of business activities students might encounter in the workplace.
BUS110
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3
BUS110  — 3 credits
x
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course offers an introduction on how to develop a clear vision of what matters most to students as they begin their entrepreneurial journey. The course will also deliver practical life lessons and fundamental business tools required to become a successful entrepreneur. Students will develop some important mindsets in the area of thinking, learning and doing what the financially successful entrepreneurs do. 
BUS180
The Cycle of Cash
2
BUS180 — 2 credits
x
The Cycle of Cash
The  Cycle of Cash course provides  the financial tools, skills,  and judgment students need to  read financial statements and make correct financial decisions for a small business or new venture. This course will also review what it takes to start, acquire or sell a small business.
MKT120
Sales & Customer Relations
3
MKT120 — 3 credits
x
Sales & Customer Relations
This beginning course is designed to introduce the student to the benefits of persuasive selling and building relationships. Skills learned and practiced will benefit the student for a lifetime. Self-confidence will increase as a result of the opportunity to practice the skills of persuasive presentations. Provides an opportunity for the student to explore the possibility of a career in sales, but will benefit the student in any career chosen.
GS170
Career Development
1
GS170 — 1 credits
x
Career Development
In this course, learners will discover and strengthen the skills they need to successfully obtain or improve employment. Students will focus on creating professional documents (e.g., resumes and cover letters), networking, interviewing, and job shadowing.
BUS210
Small Business Creation
3
BUS210 — 3 credits
x
Small Business Creation
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of small business creation, understand the importance of creating systems, and expose students to the many career opportunities available in the field of entrepreneurship.  Students will learn about startups, buying existing businesses, franchises, and family run businesses. Through class discussions, entrepreneur cases, guest entrepreneurs, selected readings, and team projects, students will gain a clear understanding of entrepreneur opportunities.  Each student will participate in actually starting a microbusiness during the semester, drafting a one page business plan on their own big idea and networking with entrepreneur mentors to support their entrepreneur idea.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Self-employment
  • Supervisor and management within a small business or startup enterprise

Why choose this certificate?

A certificate in entrepreneurship will give you the experience and tools to launch your own small business, improve your management skills, or implement your organizational behavior plans. Your increased ability to refine your business model, modernize your business management, and leadership skills will become a hallmark of any of your retail, strategy, or ecommerce ventures.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.