Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate helps students understand the process of identifying a business opportunity, raising capital, while being observant of the risk and rewards of the entrepreneurship journey. This 12-hour certificate program will provide students the key skills necessary to successfully launch a new business.

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About the Program

This 12-hour certificate program will provide students the key skills necessary to successfully launch a new business. Student will also learn how to evaluate the viability of new businesses and appropriate ways to form and fund new business ventures.

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This course deals with the critical factors of initiating and managing new growth-oriented ventures. There is a primary focus on the behaviors of entrepreneurs (both successful and unsuccessful), the venture creation process, new venture strategies, identification and evaluation of new venture opportunities, new venture financing, legal and tax considerations, and other key aspects of the entrepreneurial process.
This is a proposed required course offered in the new Technopreneurship Program developed collaboratively between the Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science and Business and Entrepreneurship. This course will be added as an elective to the current MBA program.
Provides in depth analysis of venture financing and techniques to manage entrepreneurial risks. Course offered Spring term only. Prerequisites: FINA 3380. All students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, or Bachelor of Science in Materials Management and Logistics from VCoBE, must apply for and be admitted to VCoBE before they are allowed to enroll in the Advanced Business Core and Major coursework for their degree.
This course is designed to provide students with legal literacy relating to entrepreneurship and small business along with the substantive knowledge necessary to enable them to interact competently with lawyers, accountants, and other professionals. Topics discussed include moving from existing business relationships to a start-up, business organizations, real property ownership and leaseholds, engaging with human resources, product sales and liabilities, insurance, creditors rights and bankruptcy, establishing a global presence, and mergers and acquisitions. Other topics introduced and covered extensively in other courses include fundraising, intellectual property, and negotiating and writing contracts.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.


Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


Please review all the admission requirements for the Entrepreneurship Certificate degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

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