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Business Entrepreneurship - Certificate Program

Do you want to be your own boss? Eastern Florida's Business Entrepreneurship College Credit Certificate introduces the knowledge and skill sets entrepreneurs and business owners need to succeed in today's technologically-connected modern economy.

This program can be completed in as little as one semester, and serves students who want to apply the credits toward the related associate degree as well as those ready to put their skills to work right away. The 12-credit program is also a popular option for students in EFSC's Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree who need to complete technical course electives as part of their bachelor program of study.

Coursework for this program focuses on business basics like:

  • Small business accounting
  • Differences between startups and franchises
  • Sales principles and marketing
  • Pricing strategy and financial management practices

Business entrepreneurship Certificate COURSE CURRICULUM

Program courses are designed to develop the skills and introduce the core concepts essential to launching new businesses and working in business-related fields.

Business Entrepreneurship - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Methods
On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Contact Information

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Business Entrepreneurship Certificate Admissions Information

Prospective students can apply for the Business Entrepreneurship Certificate program via Eastern Florida's standard enrollment process. This program features rolling admissions, so students can apply or begin any term. Because the program is only 12 credits, it does not require any placement testing for acceptance and there are no general education courses required. In addition to the program advisor, Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator Dr. Nicole DeCaro is happy to answer questions and can be reach at or 321-433-5564.

Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

In-state tuition for this program is approximately $1,250, plus any lab fees and textbooks. While this program is not eligible for federal financial aid due to its short program length, students can use Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Florida Prepaid, or the Nelnet Payment Plan toward the tuition and can also apply for Veterans Educational Benefits, Titan Scholarships funded by the EFSC Foundation and scholarships awarded by outside organizations.

College Courses You Would Take

The certificate's four required courses build real-world skills for those interested in owning their own business.

Why Study Business Entrepreneurship at EFSC?

Upon completion of this program, students can choose to put what they've learned to use in the workforce immediately, pursue another related College Credit Certificate program, or use the credits earned to continue on toward obtaining an associate or bachelor's degree at Eastern Florida State College.

Entrepreneurship is an internationally-transferrable competence. With small business making up more than 99% of all American companies, the potential for a successful career is broad, and the path diverse. EFSC's entrepreneurship programs equip students with adaptable skills and knowledge designed around a 21st century global economy.

If your goal is to someday own or manage a business, or to build a company from the ground up — obtaining a business-related certificate or degree is a great place to start. This path prepares students for the challenges and complexities of entrepreneurship, while introducing important business industry basics.

Related Business Programs

If you plan to start with the Business Entrepreneurship certificate and then move on to a related associate degree or use the credits as technical electives for an EFSC bachelor degree, please work with an advisor to ensure your course planning meets your educational goals.