Admission and Program Requirements

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Elizabeth Rozell, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 105; Phone: 417-836-5616

Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 105; Phone 417-836-5616

Program description

The Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate program provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the entrepreneurship field. The program involves in depth study of new venture management, sources of capital, and growth management. Students will gain first-hand experience in assessing operations of existing entrepreneurship firms. Contact the MBA Director or Program Coordinator for additional information.


Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program. All course work must be approved by the MBA Program Director.

Required courses (12 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT 790 Seminar in Management 3 hrs
ENT 643 New Venture Management 3 hrs
ENT 671 Practicum in Small Business Operations 3 hrs
Select one of the following:
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT 760 Selected Topics in Management 3 hrs
MGT 770 Leadership Development 3 hrs
MGT 796 Independent Study: Business Administration 3 hrs
MKT 790 Seminar in Marketing 3 hrs
FIN 790 Seminar in Finance 3 hrs
ITC 790 Seminar in Computer Information Systems 3 hrs

GPA requirement

Students must have a B or better grade in each course.