Business Entrepreneurship Certificate

Business Entrepreneurship Certificate

Program Description

The Business Entrepreneurship Certificate program emphasizes the innovative and entrepreneurial skills required to success in the current business environment of continuous and unprecedented change. The ability to be responsive, flexible and creative lies at the heart of both new venture creation and ongoing businesses because each must anticipate, innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing world. The Business Entrepreneurship Certificate program is designed for those who are considering starting a business or current entrepreneurs who need the vital skills required to be a successful entrepreneur. Students experience all aspects of planning a new venture, from determining their personal vision to conducting market analysis to testing financial feasibility, drawing from the whole spectrum of business and management. The Business Entrepreneurship Certificate demonstrates why good planning leads to successful business performance.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Perform financial management tasks;
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral business communications;
  • Access, analyze, and interpret relevant information specific to business strategies;
  • Create a business plan.

Career Opportunities

Small businesses have a presence in virtually every industry and occupation. Owners of small businesses often apply both technical knowledge and skills along with business management knowledge to create and operate a successful business venture. Several initiatives promote and create growth of entrepreneurial activity in Greater Minnesota. Completion of the program will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully start and operate a small business. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Small Business Development Center located on campus to develop successful business plans.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

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Program Course Requirements

BUSN 1102   Accounting for Non-Accountants…………………. 3
BUSN 1166   Business Communications……………………………. 3
BUSN 2101   Entrepreneurship…………………………………………. 3
BUSN 2106   Marketing Principles…………………………………….. 3
BUSN 2130   Legal Environment of Business…………………….. 3
BUSN 2150   Business Management Capstone…………………. 3


Program Instructors

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Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 28
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