Your new entrepreneurship venture is waiting to be pursued.

To make your entrepreneurial and financial dreams a reality, you need to have good foundational knowledge about business, finance, and how the two blend together. With an online finance and entrepreneurship certification from University of the Cumberlands, you can launch into the business world with confidence that you have the tools and skills you need to succeed. Throughout the program, you’ll learn from experienced professors who will offer real-world insights to help your new business concept flourish in a competitive business landscape. This fully online certificate program will help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset, identify new business opportunities, strengthen leadership skills, and more.

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

With an online Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development Graduate Certificate, you can root your aspirations in foundational skills across leadership, entrepreneurialism, business strategy and new venture development. Classroom principles will take further shape through experiential and applied learning opportunities that apply classroom theory to real-world entrepreneurial scenarios. 

This certificate can be completed as a standalone credential, or as a step toward earning an MBA degree. If you’re energized by the possibilities and challenges of starting a new business venture, look no further.

Course Requirements

  • BADM 644 New Venture Development (3 credits)
  • BADM 648 Entrepreneurial Strategy (3 credits)
  • BADM 624 Competitive Strategy (3 credits)
  • BADM 645 Strategic Leadership (3 credits)

Courses may be taken as a stand-alone certificate or as an initial step toward our Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Mission & Goals

The mission of this online program is to prepare you to begin a new entrepreneurial venture with the foundational knowledge you need to succeed.

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Identify new business opportunities and navigate implementation

Understand the methodologies of successful businesses

Apply sound business practices to sustain new endeavors

Master leadership skills, especially in teams

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Entrepreneurship Certificate Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Market Research Analyst: $68,230

Market Research Analyst: $68,230

Market research analysts study consumer preferences, business conditions, and other factors to assess potential sales of a product or service.

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

Purchasing Manager: $75,120

Purchasing Manager: $75,120

Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.

Financial Analyst: $96,220

Financial Analyst: $96,220

Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in decisions about expending money to attain profit.

Labor Relations Specialist: $82,010

Labor Relations Specialist: $82,010

Labor relations specialists interpret and administer labor contracts.. 

Event Planner: $52,560

Event Planner: $52,560

Meeting, convention, and event planners arrange all aspects of events and professional gatherings.

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Common Questions

With your entrepreneurship and new venture development graduate certificate you can pursue an entrepreneurial career path, targeting a new business start-up venture, along with many fields within the business industry. 

University of the Cumberlands offers a 100% online entrepreneurship and new venture development graduate certificate program to give you flexibility in your learning and your life. 

An entrepreneurship and new venture development graduate certificate can give you the skillset you need to take on the challenges of an entrepreneurial business endeavor or help you go forward with your MBA studies.

Yes, this certification program is offered 100% online. Typically, online courses last eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of our One Price Promise. 

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation – and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

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Faculty Experts in Entrepreneurship

Get to know your future professors in business and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Beryl Prescott

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Beryl Prescott

Contact Information

beryl.prescott [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Contact Information

neelam.dwivedi [at] ucumberlands.edu
Remote
Dr. Scott Dell

Dr. Scott Dell

Assistant Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Scott Dell

Contact Information

scott.dell [at] ucumberlands.edu
Remote

Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

Please review our Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

 

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