Academic Catalog

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Certificate (ENSI)

Catalog Addendum                                                                                    Effective: Fall 2024

Entrepreneurship is more than just starting a business. Entrepreneurs transform the world around us through risk-taking actions and value-creating organizations. They drive enormous social and economic changes at local, national, and global levels.

The Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Certificate of  Competency has three main aims:

1. to create focused pathways through a curriculum that allows students to supplement work in their academic interests with an understanding of entrepreneurship and social innovation;

2. to leverage, expand, and enhance the academic and career pursuits with an entrepreneurial spirit; and

3. to promote an interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Determine and explain how business enterprises create value for society.
  • Identify and evaluate the creation of positive impact on society through commercial and social enterprises.
  • Identify, develop, and evaluate opportunities for new businesses.
  • Design a practical business plan for a new business.
  • Identify and explain key legal concepts and laws relevant to new businesses.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 128 Introduction to Entreprenesurship * 3
Second Semester
ACC 111 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 215
Human Resource Management
or Labor Relations
Third Semester
BUS 219 Entrepreneurship II Seminar * 3
Select one of the following 3
Business Communication 1
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Legal Environment of Business 2
 Total Hours18

New Course


Students who wish to take BUS 130 are required to take ENG 100 and CS 100. 


Students who wish to take BUS 243 are required to take ENG 100.