Entrepreneurship Concentration (ETRC) – Community College of Rhode Island

Entrepreneurship Concentration (ETRC)

Certificate in Business Administration (CERT_BUSN)

This concentration provides individuals with a basic understanding of the principles, concepts and procedures necessary to start a small business. After completing core and elective courses, students apply their knowledge through an entrepreneurial capstone course that requires the development of a complete business plan. During this capstone course, students work independently, with faculty guidance, but without the benefit of classroom instruction. Business plans are reviewed by a committee of volunteer advisers from the business community who may establish their own guidelines and requirements for the business plan.

Note: Most credits earned in this certificate program can be applied toward the associate degree program in Business with a major in General Business. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
  • First semester: ACCT 1010; BUSN 1010; LAWS 2050
  • Second semester: BUSN 1000, 2060
  • Third semester: BUSN 1050, 1060
  • Fourth semester: BUSN 2061, 2100
Certificate Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ACCT 1010 Financial Accounting   4
BUSN 1010 Introduction to Business   3
BUSN 1050 Small Business Administration   3
BUSN 1060 Leadership Development   3
BUSN 2060 Principles of Marketing   3
LAWS 2050 Law of Contracts   3
BUSN 1000 Workplace Relationship Skills   3
BUSN 2061 Marketing Communications   3
BUSN 2100 Entrepreneurship Capstone   3

Total Certificate Requirements Credits 28

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Last Updated: 7/30/19