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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)

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Rationale:  ESB certification engages and prepares students who will pursue additional postsecondary training or those who elect to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that these students are college and career ready.

ESB Certificate Learning Outcomes: Student Learning Outcomes are clearly delineated by course. Candidates for ESB certification will be expected to have key conceptual knowledge of entrepreneurial and small business principles, although it is not required for participants to have had real-world experience as a small business manager in order to take and pass the exam and projects facilitated in BA 435 - Entrepreneurship . Each course is designed to exponentially prepare participants for successful completion of the ESE certification and the experience will validate skills and knowledge for those participants interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.

ESB Certificate Requirements: Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) requires a minimum of 18 credits, including 3 semester credit hours which may come from elective course options. Courses are offered in 8 week or accelerated 5 week formats.

Participants are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in all certificate courses.

Elective Course Options

(select one)

  • BA 420 - Franchising
  • MGT 341 - Product Development
  • Credits: 3
  • BA 450 - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • BA 460 - Technology for Entrepreneurs

Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business certificate, completers will:

  1. Possess a solid foundation in finance, management and business operations.
  2. Be prepared to work as a business a consultant or analyst.
  3. Understand the risks, benefits and reward of being an owner 4. Be equipped to put ideas to work in a competitive economy.

Top jobs available in Entrepreneurship and Small Business:

  • Mid-level management
  • Business consultant
  • Sales
  • Research and development
  • Not-for-profit fundraiser
  • Teacher
  • Recruiter
  • Business reporter

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