As you advance in your career, you’ll need to be an entrepreneurial thinker. New ideas and innovation are what help companies grow.  Whether you want to launch your own business, work in a smaller firm, or even work in a large competitive company, it’s important that you understand what it takes to develop an idea, product, or process into a new business or to help an existing company expand.

The certificate is open to all undergraduate business and non-business majors, and to students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any accredited college or university.

Program Type

Undergraduate Certificate

Program Format

On Campus
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Entrepreneurship Certificate students gain the knowledge and skills needed to assess new business opportunities, obtain financial resources, market and start new ventures, and manage entrepreneurial ventures for growth and profitability. As part of the certificate program, you will develop a business plan and present it to faculty and entrepreneurs for feedback, giving you a real flavor of what it takes to get a business off the ground.

You may also be interested in:
New Venture Business Plan Competition
James D. Scheinfeld Entrepreneurial Award
LaMacchia Enterprises Entrepreneur Internship Program
UWM Start Up Challenge

Entrepreneurship Certificate (15 credits)

Required courses (12 credits):

BUS ADM 447 Entrepreneurship
BUS ADM 458 Venture Finance
BUS ADM 466 Business to Business Sales and Marketing
BUS ADM 492 Business Modeling of New Ventures

Students choose at least one additional course from the following (3 credits):

BUS ADM 380 Introduction to Real Estate
BUS ADM 444 Human Resources Management
BUS ADM 450 Intermediate Finance
BUS ADM 462 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 465 International Marketing
BUS ADM 467 Marketing Seminar
BUS ADM 490 Entrepreneur Internship
BUS ADM 495 Special Topics in Business – (Entrepreneurial topics)

Non business students completing the certificate will need to complete additional coursework:

ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics
BUS ADM 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS ADM 210 Introduction to Management Statistics
BUS ADM 330 Organizations
BUS ADM 350 Principles of Finance
BUS ADM 360 Principles of Marketing

The most up-to-date requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Program Checklists and 4-Year Plans can be found on the Undergraduate Student Services MyLubar Resources page.

Undergraduate Student Services
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