Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate provides non-business majors with an overview of the business startup process in order to prepare them to start their own businesses or non-profit organizations. Students completing the Entrepreneurship Certificate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate understanding of the business startup process

2.    Apply fundamental concepts in accounting, finance, management and marketing to solve startup related problems

3.    Create a business model for a new business venture

The Entrepreneurship Certificate consists of three required courses and two electives for a total of 15 credits. In accordance with the Board of Regents' policy, students must earn a C- or better in all courses in a minor or certificate.

Year 1 and 2Credits
BGEN 104US - Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Seminar
or BGEN 204 - Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
BGEN 210 - Accounting & Finance Basics3
Year Total: 6
Year 3 and 4Credits
BMGT 448 - Entrepreneurship3
Choose two courses from the following list (or another course approved by the Entrepreneurship Advisor):6
BMGT 410 - Sustainable Business Practices
BMGT 458 - Adv Entrepreneurship Sem (on demand)
BMGT 461 - Small Business Management
BMGT 469 - Community Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management
BMKT 420 - Integrated Online Marketing
BMKT 436 - Sales and Sales Management
BMKT 446 - Marketing for Entrepreneurs
BFIN 456 - Financial Management for the Entrepreneur
EIND 425 - Technology Entrepreneurship
GDSN 378 - Guerrilla Advertising
SFBS 429 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health
Courses other than BMGT courses have prerequisites in addition to those required for the Entrepreneurship Certificate. Students are responsbile for fulfilling all prerequisites before attempting to enroll in a course.
At least two of the upper-division courses must be taken in residence at MSU-Bozeman.
Students may not earn both the Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management minor and the Entrepreneurship certificate.
Year Total: 9
Total Program Credits: 15