Effective 1 June 2022 through 31 May 2023

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18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology/Management Department. It is available at the St. Louis home campus and at select international campuses. Please see the Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

The certificate in entrepreneurship delivers a series of entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate students in business or non-business majors. Courses promote entrepreneurial awareness and thinking among students and develop the necessary real-world skills and abilities to become self-employed or start and grow an entrepreneurial venture.

Students demonstrate these skills by developing and presenting a viable business plan to a review panel made up of successful entrepreneurs in the capstone course. Students completing the program will be awarded a certificate in entrepreneurship from the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

The program is comprised of 18 credit hours. Students select individual certificate tracks specifically designed for their field of study. A common thread running through all courses provide each student with the opportunity to focus all course projects on their individual business concept.


Students must take a total of 12 credit hours of required core courses and 6 credit hours from a major-related list of "track" courses as follows:

Entrepreneurship Core and Capstone

Required for all students

  • MNGT 2700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 hours)
  • BUSN 3710 Entrepreneurial Financial Management (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3720 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3 hours)
  • MNGT 4960 Entrepreneurship Capstone (3 hours)

Entrepreneurship Elective Courses

Students must select 6 credit hours specific to their field of study. Additional courses are being added; please see your advisor for current listing of elective courses.

Suggested Track for Walker School of Business Majors

  • MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3730 Innovation, Creativity and the Entrepreneur (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Animation Majors

  • ANIM 2000 Advanced Animation (3 hours)
  • ANIM 4000 Animation Seminar (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Audio in Media Arts Majors

  • AUDI 2110 Professional Development 1 (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4110 Professional Development 2 (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Dance Majors

  • DANC 1410 Introduction to Professional Dance I (1 hour)
  • DANC 1420 Introduction to Professional Dance II (2 hours)
  • DANC 3150 Performance Techniques (2 hours)
  • DANC 4900 Senior Seminar (1 hour)

Suggested Track for Education Majors

  • EDUC 2800 Foundations in Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3650 Instructional Design (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Exercise Science Majors

  • EXSC 1318 Careers in Exercise Science (1 hour)
  • EXSC 2100 Coaching Health and Human Performance (2 hours)
  • EXSC 4875 Exercise Science Internship (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Film, Television and Video Production Majors

  • FTVP 1100 Produce and Direct (3 hours)
  • FTVP 4000 Professional Development (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Graphic Design Majors

  • DESN 3800 Professional Practice in Graphic Design (3 hours)
  • DESN 4200 Design for Good (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Mobile Computing

  • COSC 2070 Introduction to Mobile Technology (3 hours)
  • COSC 2810 Systems Analysis and Design (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Music Majors

  • MUSC 3000 Music Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
  • MUSC 4370 Advanced Topics in Music Entrepreneurship (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Photography Majors

  • PHOT 4700 Professional Photography (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3600 Management in the Arts (3 hours)

Suggested Track for Sports Business

  • ECON 3737 The Business of Sports (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4747 Sports Operations and Logistics (3 hours)