The certificate in entrepreneurship offers a focus on business creation in a variety of fields. Students will be provided with tools that support the establishment of new ventures, including resource management, analytical processes, and other factors that contribute to the development of new organizations. Students will be required to complete a foundational course that will introduce them to the concepts and practical work required in entrepreneurial ventures. They will also complete a capstone course that covers the creation, structure and management of new organizations. Students will also complete two courses from areas that align with their major or new business interest. Students who complete the certificate will be able to take ideas and mold them into the foundation of a new business, regardless of career selection. They will also gain a heightened understanding of critical thinking in support of establishing new ventures.
An overall grade point average of 2.0 or above in all courses specified as a requirement for the certificate is required for the award of the certificate. Students must complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses required for the certificate through courses offered by Old Dominion University.