Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (Certificate)

Minor in Entrepreneurship, and the Certificate in Professional Sales coming FALL 2021!

Program Summary
SUU students of any major can obtain this certificate by completing the five required undergraduate courses listed below. The courses provide a foundation in accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and small business management to enable students to be successful in a small business, entrepreneurial environment.

Core Courses (6 Credits)

ENTR 3210 - 3 Credit
Students will first complete various library and field assignments and activities to gain a sense of the opportunities, risk-taking, innovation, and creativity demanded in starting a new business. Early in the course, each student will develop an idea for a new business. During the course each student will write a business plan based on that idea. In the meantime, we will study the specific elements of a business plan to help students write their own. (Fall, Spring) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Small Business Management
MGMT 2220 - 3 Credits
Designed to teach basic fundamentals necessary to run a small business in its day-to-day operation. Course topics include financing, franchises, forecasting, ethics, management teams, leadership, insurance, pricing, personnel, planning along with e-business opportunities, family businesses, and exit strategies. (As Needed) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Electives (10 Credits)

Accounting Principles
ACCT 2010 - 3 Credits
This course provides a thorough study of basic accounting principles. The accounting cycle is introduced using an appropriate mix of conceptual and procedural problems. A real-world problem using computer applications is also covered. This is a basic course, which aids in building a foundation for financial analysis and decision-making. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2010 - 3 Credits
Introduction to basic microeconomic principles: price theory, theory of the firm, trade and comparative advantage, public goods, taxation, welfare economics, and industrial organization. Public policy with regard to the environment, consumer protection, and other problems is also examined. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
ENTR 3000 - 1 Credit (Repeatable up to 4 times)
The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series provides a different entrepreneur each week to share their insights, struggles, challenges and lessons learned. The speakers and assignments will provide students with varying perspectives on entrepreneurship and give them insights to what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. (Fall, Spring) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Basic Entrepreneurship Skills
ENTR 3100 - 3 Credits
In this hybrid course, students will meet each week with the SUU Entrepreneur in Residence in a laboratory environment to work on skills essential to launching a new business venture. In addition, students will attend the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series once each week. (Fall, Spring) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

 Profiles of Entrepreneurship
ENTR 4700 - 3 Credits 
The spirit of Entrepreneurship encompasses much more than business deals and making money. Risk-taking, innovation and insight, courage, daring, vision (and more) can be considered tools in an Entrepreneur’s toolkit. This class looks at Entrepreneurship as a concept, attempting to define and distill the essence of Entrepreneurship through an examination of the lives and achievements of prominent historical and modern figures.

Entrepreneurship Practicum
ENTR 4500 - 3 Credits 
This course is offered to students who are currently running their own business, giving students an opportunity to work on their business during the semester and get credit for it.

Marketing Principles
MKTG 3010 - 3 Credits
An analysis of problems and concepts concerned with the distribution of goods from producer to consumer. The course includes survey of marketing research, product planning, pricing, channels of distribution, and promotion. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded (Standard Letter)]