Certificate in Entrepreneurship

No matter your career path, entrepreneurial expertise improves your ability to plan intelligently; understand and convey your true value to employers more clearly; react to changing conditions and challenges more nimbly; and achieve the goals you set more successfully.

This certificate program offers you the opportunity to complement your major field of study with an additional concentration in entrepreneurship. Upon completion, you will earn a certificate signifying your knowledge in this area.

Your certificate program covers:

  • Assessing new enterprise opportunities
  • Obtaining financial resources
  • Launching and marketing new ventures
  • Managing entrepreneurial ventures for growth and profitability

Deadline to make major changes or add minor(s)/certificate(s)

Admission dates/deadlines
Admit TermDeadlineResume Processing*
Summer 2024March 25, 2024May 15, 2024
Fall 2024June 28, 2024September 4, 2024
Spring 2025November 8, 2024January 14, 2025
  • Who should enroll?

    Any FIU degree-seeking undergraduate students who want to complement their major field of study with additional insights into entrepreneurship.

  • Courses

    To obtain a certificate in entrepreneurship, students must complete six of the following courses (18 credit-hours):

    Entrepreneurship Certificate for Business Students

    FIU students wishing to earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship must apply for the certificate  program and complete six of the following courses (18 credit hours) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

    Entrepreneurship Foundation Courses: 4 courses required (12 credit hours)

    MAN 3025 Organization and Management (Business Majors Only)
    MAN 3022 Intro to Management or equivalent (Non-Business Majors Only)


    ENT 4113 Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
    GEB 4110 Writing the Business Plan (offered in spring and fall only)
    MAN 4802 Small Business Management
    Entrepreneurship Elective Courses: 2 courses required (6 credit hours)
    ENT 4604 Product Development and Innovation
    ENT 4704 International Entrepreneurship
    FIN 4702 Entrepreneurial Finance
    GEB 4153 Social & Nonprofit Entrepreneurship
    MAN 4054 Managing Innovation
    MAN 4301 Human Resource Management
    MAN 4864 Family Business
    MAR 4025 Marketing of Small Business Enterprises
    MAR 4400 Personal Selling
    AMH 4373 Entrepreneurs in the US
    AMH 4375 Technology and American Society
    HFT 4292C Entrepreneurship in Hospitality & Tourism

  • Admission Requirements

    This certificate program is ONLY open to all currently enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking FIU students.

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    To apply, please consult your primary advisor to ensure there is room in your graduation plan to include the certificate program and have them place a note on your file. Next, submit a request by the deadline via go.fiu.edu/cbadvise. You’ll receive a response regarding the next step through the Panther Success Network (PSN).

  • Mandatory Degree Checks

    The University requires students to meet with their academic advisors before the end of the term in which they will earn 90 cumulative credit hours to conduct preliminary degree checks and develop plans that will determine the manner in which students will complete unfulfilled degree requirements. Once students and advisors complete these preliminary degree checks, any changes to student degree programs, majors, minors, or academic tracks that may have an impact on time required to complete degrees or counts of excess credit hours will require written approval from the College Dean. Please note that students who have declared dual degree or double majors as part of their program plans and do not complete the requirements of these program plans will not be eligible for refunds of excess credit hour surcharges associated with incomplete portions of their program plans.