Program Overview

The Entrepreneurship Certificate degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College gives students the skills and knowledge to launch their own business enterprises.  Students will gain a basic knowledge of business processes including assessment of new enterprise opportunities, obtaining financial resources, prepare a business plan, and market successfully.  Classes include various business concepts such as financial accounting, the use of technology, and business law and regulations.  Students will learn how these skills are important to anyone wishing to state their own business.  Students who wish to grow an existing business or pursue an advanced degree will also benefit from this program.

This certificate is ideal for someone interested in started a company, whether it is a solo business or a large undertaking with other employees.  Upon completion of the program students will potentially be able to integrate technological applications to help with business goals, use basic marketing techniques, create a business plan, evaluate financial statements, and use creativity in implementing operations in new or current businesses.

Entrepreneurs are individuals who take new ideas and innovations, such as products or finance/business practices, and transform them into goods and services in order to make money.  Creating a new business is the most common form of entrepreneurship and can be attributed to both small and large enterprises.  Entrepreneurship is important for economic growth, providing employment, and moving forward with new concepts and innovations in an ever-changing business environment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Minnesota State Community and Technical College (“M State”) is a two-year public institution of higher education, located in the city of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Students can enroll in courses at M State’s campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. The Fergus Falls campus has a liberal arts focus, and about 75 percent of its students transfer to four-year colleges and universities after they attend M State.

    M State offers associate's degree and certificate programs. Many students at M State choose to complete the first two years of their bachelor's degree by earning a University Transfer degree at any of the or online through eCampus. M State’s eCampus offers over 25 programs and majors that can be completed entirely online.


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