Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

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The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Academic Certificate at CWI equips you with the business knowledge needed to take personal talents and skills and start a new business. In completing the courses required for this certificate, you will acquire business knowledge and expertise that could increase the chances of a successful new business. It also introduces you to the core methods for professional success like network creation, team building, and idea communication.


The mission of the Academic Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and prepare students for the challenges they will face in starting or growing their own business.

Why This Program

This 12-credit program will provide you will the skills and knowledge necessary to start your own business. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to build a professional network and gain an understanding in industry leading tools that will help you navigate the necessary components of starting a business.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Assess the viability of a new business
  • Apply data and logic to business decisions
  • Develop financial management skills
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Strengthen soft skills
  • Create a digital presence
  • Develop an elevator pitch
  • Evaluate a business idea and test potential impact in the market
  • Expand professional network

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