Overview

This certificate will provide the skills necessary to assist graduates to own their own business.

Become your own boss with the Entrepreneurship Certificate program. Developed with the input of successful local entrepreneurs, this academic program will help students learn how to establish and operate a small business or strengthen an existing one. Receive a foundation in vital entrepreneurial areas such as accounting, supervision, computer skills, marketing, and the entrepreneurial mindset. Take this as a stand-alone program or as part of the two-year degree in Management. 

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

All students in this program must take the placement test and complete (or test out of) ENG-100, MAT-100, and RDG-100.

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
BUS-131 Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership

ID: BUS-131

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide students with the entrepreneurial leadership perspective necessary for a business owner, economic and social contexts of entrepreneurialism, traits of historically successful entrepreneurs, and analyzes the adversity of modern-day entrepreneurs.

3
MKT-135 Customer Service Techniques

Customer Service Techniques

ID: MKT-135

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the techniques and skills required for providing customer service excellence, including illustrations to turn customer relations into high standards of customer service, satisfaction, and repeat sales.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
MKT-120 Sales Principles

Sales Principles

ID: MKT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.

3
Semester 2
(12 Credit Hours)
ACC-110 Accounting for Entrepreneurs

Accounting for Entrepreneurs

ID: ACC-110

Credit Hours: 3

A study of the principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxes, bookkeeping, accounting systems, and record keeping essential to starting and operating a new business enterprise.

3
MKT-245 Promotional Strategies

Promotional Strategies

ID: MKT-245

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of promotion activities, focusing on coordinating an effective marketing campaign for a product or business, with promotion strategies planned and used to influence consumers, trade intermediaries, and sales forces.

3
BUS-116 Business Opportunity Analysis

Business Opportunity Analysis

ID: BUS-116

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the research process as it relates to business development. Students will examine effective research strategies, and explore major electronic and print resources that are available to research a business idea.

3
MGT-201 Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

ID: MGT-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of personnel administration functions within a business organization. Major areas of study include job analysis; recruitment, selection and assessment of personnel; and wage, salary and benefit administration.

3
      Total Credit Hours 27
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,076.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(9 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
BUS-131 Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership

ID: BUS-131

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide students with the entrepreneurial leadership perspective necessary for a business owner, economic and social contexts of entrepreneurialism, traits of historically successful entrepreneurs, and analyzes the adversity of modern-day entrepreneurs.

3
MKT-135 Customer Service Techniques

Customer Service Techniques

ID: MKT-135

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the techniques and skills required for providing customer service excellence, including illustrations to turn customer relations into high standards of customer service, satisfaction, and repeat sales.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
MKT-120 Sales Principles

Sales Principles

ID: MKT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.

3
Semester 3
(12 Credit Hours)
ACC-110 Accounting for Entrepreneurs

Accounting for Entrepreneurs

ID: ACC-110

Credit Hours: 3

A study of the principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxes, bookkeeping, accounting systems, and record keeping essential to starting and operating a new business enterprise.

3
MGT-201 Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

ID: MGT-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of personnel administration functions within a business organization. Major areas of study include job analysis; recruitment, selection and assessment of personnel; and wage, salary and benefit administration.

3
MKT-245 Promotional Strategies

Promotional Strategies

ID: MKT-245

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of promotion activities, focusing on coordinating an effective marketing campaign for a product or business, with promotion strategies planned and used to influence consumers, trade intermediaries, and sales forces.

3
BUS-116 Business Opportunity Analysis

Business Opportunity Analysis

ID: BUS-116

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the research process as it relates to business development. Students will examine effective research strategies, and explore major electronic and print resources that are available to research a business idea.

3
      Total Credit Hours 27
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,076.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Grow an Existing Business

Many entrepreneurs do not realize what they need until they actually start the business. At that time, they realize that most traditional higher education programs do not prepare people for the realities of owning one’s own business or deliver the specific skills they need. Most entrepreneurs seek more skills in bookkeeping (i.e. QuickBooks) and/or marketing.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Small Businesses
  • Business Corporations
  • Tech Startups
  • IT Firms

Careers

Start Your Own Business

Starting a new business in the Midlands area across a variety of industries. Previous certificate graduates have opened businesses including real estate, event planning, consignment stores, landscaping, and more.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Small Businesses
  • Business Corporations
  • Tech Startups

What’s next after I complete this program?

Strengthen and Grow Existing Business

Upon graduation, students will be able to strengthen their existing businesses in a variety of industries.

Start A Business

Upon graduation, students will be able to start their own businesses across a variety of industries.

Further Your Education Through the Management Degree

The certificate is embedded in the Management degree and represents almost half of its required credits. Once the certificate is completed, students often finish the degree.