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Entrepreneurship ENT.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Management
Effective as of Fall 2021

Entrepreneurs and the small businesses they create are the economic engine of the economy. In fact, it is estimated that small business has accounted for 65% of new job creation since 1995. Would you like to be a part of this? If so, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship at Sinclair may be the right decision for your future.

By obtaining a certificate in entrepreneurship, you are better prepared in a wide variety of small business functions. In addition traditional business courses, you will take specialized courses in the areas of small business marketing, small business finance, and business plan development.

There are always business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Most often, those who earn this certificate intend to start their own small businesses.

What is the program about?

This certificate prepares existing or potential entrepreneurs in a wide variety of small business functions. In addition to traditional management courses, the following key areas are emphasized for entrepreneurs: financial plan development, marketing plan development and business plan development.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and apply solid business communication skills as exhibited throughout their written and oral presentations.
  • Apply knowledge of business concepts and terms when developing financial, marketing and business plans.
  • Demonstrate mastery of business planning components to develop final business plan and present to the guest review board.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this certificate can expect to be prepared to begin their own businesses or to work in larger companies in an entrepreneurial role.

Additional Information

This certificate may be right for you if:

  • You
    currently have or are interested in starting your own business.
  • You often take risks and work hard to succeed.
  • You enjoy working independently
  • You would like to gain experience in a variety of small business functions


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
ENG 1131 Business Writing 3
ENT 2140 Small Business Finance 3
ENT 2160 Business Plan Development 3
LAW 1101 Business Law 3
MAN 1107 Foundations of Business 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 2144 Negotiation Techniques 3
MRK 2220 Small Business Marketing 3
COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) OR COM 2286 (Public Relations Principles) 3
MRK 2100 (Foundations of Marketing) OR MRK 2101 (Principles of Marketing Management) OR MRK 2135 (Digital Marketing) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.