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
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - Academic Certificate
Explore the resources below for information, dates, and deadlines related to admissions, financial aid, registration, and next steps.
|Dates & Deadlines for Credit Programs||Summer 2023||Fall 2023||Spring 2024|
|Priority Registration Begins 1||N/A||Apr 10||Nov 13 (2023)|
|Open Registration Begins||Feb 27||Apr 17||Nov 20 (2023)|
|Financial Aid Priority Deadline||May 13||Jul 29||Dec 16 (2023)|
|Admission Deadline 2||May 27||Aug 12||Jan 6|
|Last Day to Register for Classes||Jun 2||Aug 18||Jan 12|
|Tuition and Fees Due||Jun 2||Aug 18||Jan 12|
|Classes Begin 3||Jun 5||Aug 21||Jan 16|
1 Priority registration is limited to continuing students. Students are assigned a registration time based on their cumulative credits earned. Students should check myCWI and their CWI email to learn their assigned registration time. Students may register online anytime on or after their assigned registration time.
2 The Admission Deadline for international students is earlier than the deadline for non-international students and is only available during the fall and spring semesters. Please consult the Academic Calendar for the international student admission deadlines.
3 Classes in shorter sessions (including 4-, 5-, and 8-week sessions) may begin before or after this date. Please refer to the specific class session sections beneath the full Academic Calendar for more information.
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- Small Business Owner
- Independent Agent
- Family Business
- Sole Proprietor
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
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