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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Worried about getting a job?  How about learning how to CREATE jobs?

Charlene Wesler (above), drew a business plan for her food cart idea during her first business class at PSU. By the time she graduated in 2014, her food cart added a second location, expanded into a catering business, and won an episode of Food Network's Food Cart Wars. Want to give your idea a shot? Taking the Entrepreneruship Certificate series is an opportunity to share your vision, get inspired by others, and learn how to turn your ideas into reality.

You are in the right place at the right time to learn entrepreneurial thinking. Oregon is ranked sixth in the nation for Entrepreneurship (Nebraska-Lincoln 2012), three Portland start ups were named on the Forbes 2013 list of the Most Promising Companies. Portland was also ranked fifth as a city of women entrepreneurs by NerdWallet, and for young entrepreneurs (under30CEO).

Start by taking MGMT 481, Entrepreneurship, offered fall and spring terms. It is one of four courses required for the Entrepreneurship Certificate for business undergrads. Create, have fun, connect, inspire, and learn the steps to implementing your visions!

Required Courses:

  • MGMT 481 - Entrepreneurship
  • MKTG 338 - Professional Selling
  • FIN 310U - Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting

Plus one of the following courses:

  • MGMT 409 - Practicum: Small Business Consulting
  • MGMT/MKTG/FIN 404 - Internship
  • MKTG 450 - Product Innovation & Management
  • MKTG 463 - Service Innovation
  • MGMT 410 - Development Creativity and Innovation in Business

Additional approved courses:

  • ISQA 439/539 - Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • ISQA 454 - Supply and Logistics Negotiations
  • MGMT 428 - Team Processes
  • MGMT 445 - Organizational Design and Change 
  • RE 360 - Real Estate Finance I
  • USP 423 - Real Estate Development and Finance