The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. The certificate program is open to all current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management is not open to students earning the B.B.A. in management (entrepreneurship management track) or the B.A. in enterprise leadership.
The certificate program is designed to help students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to launch new ventures or manage growing companies. It focuses on qualities and skills essential for entrepreneurs and successful business leaders.
Entrepreneurial management students learn from a select team of faculty members and business executives distinguished by their ability to teach, model, and inspire the entrepreneurial process. They learn skills for:
- recognizing and evaluating business opportunities;
- preparing strategic business and operating plans;
- preparing financial forecasts and budgets and evaluating financial performance;
- leading, motivating, and managing teams and individuals;
- communicating and negotiating in business situations; and
- enhancing professional and interpersonal skills.
Undergraduate students must declare their intention to pursue the certificate. Business students should contact the Tippie College of Business Undergraduate Program Office. Liberal arts and sciences students should contact the Academic Programs & Student Development office.
Students earning the certificate in conjunction with the Bachelor of Applied Studies (University College) or the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (University College) may complete the certificate's course work by distance education.
Students may begin working toward the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management during their sophomore year. They may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of transfer credit toward the certificate, with approval from the entrepreneurship program director. Credit earned in entrepreneurship courses (prefix ENTR) is counted as semester hours earned in business.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management requires the following course work. Many certificate courses have prerequisites and other requirements for registration; students must complete a course's prerequisites and must meet its registration requirements before they may register for the course.
ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation requires concurrent registration in ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship; ENTR:3520 New Ventures in the Arts requires concurrent registration in ENTR:1350 Foundations in Entrepreneurship, or in ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting and MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy. Certificate students must complete the required concurrent courses.
|One of these:|
|ENTR:2000||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3|
|ENTR:3520||New Ventures in the Arts||3|
|All of these:|
|ENTR:4400||Managing the Growth Business||3|
Students earn an additional 6 s.h. in elective courses chosen from the following list. Students who wish to use a course not on the list must consult with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center director.
|ENTR:3000||Practicum in Entrepreneurship||1-3|
|ENTR:3300||Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENTR:3400||Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation||3|
|ENTR:3595||Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I||3|
|ENTR:3600||E-Commerce Strategies for Entrepreneurs||3|
|ENTR:3700||Sustainable Product Innovation and Management||3|
|ENTR:4000||Seminar in Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENTR:4050||Directed Readings in Entrepreneurship||arr.|
|ENTR:4100||International Entrepreneurship and Culture||1-3|
|ENTR:4200||Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting||3|
|ENTR:4300||Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning||3|
|ENTR:4450||Professional Sports Management||3|
|ENTR:4460||Entrepreneurship and Global Trade||3|
|ENTR:4510||Arts Leadership Seminar||3|
|MGMT:4100||Dynamics of Negotiations||3|