Undergraduate ProgramsCertificate 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

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

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
MAN 3022   Introduction to Management or equivalent (such as HFT 3203: Fundamentals of Management in the Hospitality Industry)
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

Please download the application form and take it to the Office of Academic Advising (MANGO 240) for processing.

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

Download the Brochure here.

To apply, please consult your primary advisor to ensure there is room in your graduation plan to include the certificate and have them place a note on your file. Next, email cbadvise@fiu.edu to request the addition. We will respond within 48 hours with next steps. Should you have any questions, please contact the department at 305.348.2791 or via email at  rcellucc@fiu.edu

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.

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