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Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Classroom Program


6 months


UCR Extension

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Start a new business or re-energize your existing one. Build the skills needed to utilize your innovation, imagination and motivation to respond to various business needs. Construct a preliminary business plan for your entrepreneurial venture, which will include a production, operations, marketing, and financial plan, along with industry and risk analysis. Build and understanding for turning ideas into profit within a socially responsible framework.

Take your learning from the Specialized Professional Program in Entrepreneurship: Startup Development and roll or stack that coursework into this program to broaden your knowledge of effective business practices that are unique to start-up enterprises.

Designed For

Existing and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to acquire the skills to start a new venture. Professionals from existing organizations that are interested in examining entrepreneurial concepts that can be applied to existing organizations, may also benefit.

What You'll Learn

  • Foundational marketing principles
  • Methods for developing financial plans, accounting systems, and incorporating, recruiting, fundraising and negotiating with investors
  • Tips for integrating strategy, marketing, human resources, finance and production
  • Key business concepts

What You Can Do With This Certificate

You can own your own business!

Positions are also an option, in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Business Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Business Developer

Real People. Real Results.

“Attending classes at UCR Extension, and earning my professional certificate, helped me solidify that the career choice I am following is the right one for me. The instructors I had were amazing, and very helpful.”

Tanya Severns

Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in any academic area, or equivalent combination of post-secondary preferred
  • International applicants are required to demonstrate English-language fluency, and must attain minimum scores of TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80, or IELTS 6.5

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Navigating the Startup Enterprise, Part I

MGT X422.3

3 units

Navigating the Startup Enterprise, Part II

MGT X422.4

3 units

Quarter 2

Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing

MGT X422.5

3 units

Finance for Entrepreneurs

MGT X422.6

3 units

Managing Entrepreneurial Operations

MGT X422.7

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I put my 23 years of industry experience to work helping others understand how to manage an array of responsibilities in their fields. Behind every student is a group of volunteers, staff, or community depending on me to give their managers and leaders current, relevant, and accurate information. The highlight of every class is when I see my students using the skills I have taught them to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.”

Jenai Morehead

Foundation Consultant and Author
Highland, CA

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