Certificate in entrepreneurship


The certificate in entrepreneurship is open to all non-business undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Kansas.

Program information

Entrepreneurs think differently. They see opportunities others miss. Cultivate the skills to be an innovative problem-solver who is constantly learning, resilient despite adversity and able to rebound from failure.

This mindset is critical to the success of any type of organization, at any stage of development.

Requirements

  • Requirements for the certificate consist of three courses and completion of reflection questions, detailed below.

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ENTR 301/701 Starting Your Own Business

Learn the entrepreneurial process — the approach successful entrepreneurs use to find a new business opportunity and determine its viability. Using videos, guest speakers, case studies and step-by-step presentations, the course provides a foundation to help you discover your entrepreneurial strengths, identify a solid new business opportunity and determine the resources necessary to bring that idea to market.

ENTR 302/702 Financing Your Own Business

This course introduces the fundamentals of accounting and finance to non-business students. To run a new business, you need to be able to keep score. Learn how to track your business growth, how to talk the language of business to your bankers and investors and how to make smart financial decisions.

ENTR 303/703 Marketing Your Own Business

Understand how to plan an entrepreneurial marketing program, implement it and evaluate its performance. This includes market analysis, segmentation, the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution) and marketing strategy, all within the constraints of a small new venture budget.

1. Register for the certificate.

Access the certificate management system by logging in to your myKU Portal and selecting “Undergraduate Certificates” under “Academics” to register and track your progress.

2. Complete the required courses.

3. Complete reflection questions.

Each student must complete a series of reflection questions that tie together the certificate coursework. The reflection prompts and submission details will be available through the myKU Portal and are due by Stop Day of your graduating semester.

4. Apply to graduate.

Undergraduate students are required to apply for graduation from the certificate through Enroll & Pay, just as you apply for graduation from your degree program. Deadlines align with the University Registrar’s graduation application deadlines.

Following the successful completion of all three courses and the reflection questions, graduate students must submit a certificate application form to Lisa Bergeron via email, in person at Capitol Federal Hall 1030B, or via U.S. mail to the address on the application.

Once approved, the certificate will be mailed to the student's permanent address, and it will be recorded on the student's transcript through the Office of the University Registrar.

ENTR 301/701 Starting Your Own Business

Learn the entrepreneurial process — the approach successful entrepreneurs use to find a new business opportunity and determine its viability. Using videos, guest speakers, case studies and step-by-step presentations, the course provides a foundation to help you discover your entrepreneurial strengths, identify a solid new business opportunity and determine the resources necessary to bring that idea to market.

ENTR 302/702 Financing Your Own Business

This course introduces the fundamentals of accounting and finance to non-business students. To run a new business, you need to be able to keep score. Learn how to track your business growth, how to talk the language of business to your bankers and investors and how to make smart financial decisions.

ENTR 303/703 Marketing Your Own Business

Understand how to plan an entrepreneurial marketing program, implement it and evaluate its performance. This includes market analysis, segmentation, the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution) and marketing strategy, all within the constraints of a small new venture budget.

1. Register for the certificate.

Access the certificate management system by logging in to your myKU Portal and selecting “Undergraduate Certificates” under “Academics” to register and track your progress.

2. Complete the required courses.

3. Complete reflection questions.

Each student must complete a series of reflection questions that tie together the certificate coursework. The reflection prompts and submission details will be available through the myKU Portal and are due by Stop Day of your graduating semester.

4. Apply to graduate.

Undergraduate students are required to apply for graduation from the certificate through Enroll & Pay, just as you apply for graduation from your degree program. Deadlines align with the University Registrar’s graduation application deadlines.

Following the successful completion of all three courses and the reflection questions, graduate students must submit a certificate application form to Lisa Bergeron via email, in person at Capitol Federal Hall 1030B, or via U.S. mail to the address on the application.

Once approved, the certificate will be mailed to the student's permanent address, and it will be recorded on the student's transcript through the Office of the University Registrar.

Grade requirement

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to count toward the certificate and an overall GPA of 2.2 or higher is required to earn the certificate.

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