Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Degree Type

Undergraduate Certificate

About

Learn the business skills to launch your startup successfully.

Introduction

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate is a one-year, credit-bearing credential offered in conjunction with programs at the College of Business (COB) Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship (CSE). The certificate aligns with the Coppin State University (CSU) mission of “empowering students, promoting community revitalization, and strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners.”

Courses provide participants with the legal, marketing, financial, and technology-related knowledge and skills required to successfully establish and position business startups for sustainable growth. Flexible scheduling helps learners manage the multiple demands faced by emerging entrepreneurs. Opportunities for practical exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem are emphasized.

Learn how to:

  • Start, manage, and grow your business in a competitive market

  • Market your business from startup through infancy and early stages of growth

  • Prepare a marketing plan, develop a marketing budget, plan a sales presentation, and train a sales force

  • Apply laws covered to selected business decision-making situations

  • Manage innovation and technology in competitive business situations
Students studying

750+ Course Options

The Coppin State University Academic Catalog has a wide variety of skill-building courses designed to inspire and prepare you to be in-demand professionals and transformational leaders.

Program Requirements

Course Credits Name
BUSI 310 3 Business Law
ACCT 202 3 Principles of Managerial Accounting
MGMT 325 3 Entrepreneurship in the New Economy
MKTG 370 3 Sales and Marketing for Entrepreneurs
MGMT 375 3 Management of Technology
MGMT 420 3 Small Business Management


 

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Sample Course Plan

Be sure to connect with your academic advisor to plan your semester courses. The plan below is just an example—your journey may have different requirements.

Fall or Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course credits name
BUSI 310 3 Business Law
ACCT 202 3 Principles of Managerial Accounting
MGMT 325 3 Entrepreneurship in the New Economy
MKTG 370 3 Sales and Marketing for Entrepreneurs
MGMT 420 3 Small Business Management

Winter Semester (3 credits)

course credits name
MGMT 375 3 Management of Technology
College

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate is in the Department of Management and Marketing in the College of Business.