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Graduate Entrepreneurship

The University of West Florida, College of Business in cooperation with successful Emerald Coast business leaders has launched a graduate level Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The program serves as a vehicle for the development of entrepreneurial ideas under the mentorship of successful entrepreneurs.

Upon completion of the graduate level Entrepreneurship Certificate, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Create and describe new venture ideas.
  • Formulate and articulate an elevator speech to effectively outline and sell a new venture idea to a client.
  • Recognize new venture ideas and synthesize into a well-structured business plan for a new business endeavor.
  • Consult with a small business to assess a real business problem and generate a plan with solutions.


GEB 5871 MBA Foundations: Managerial Economics  1.5 Semester Hours
GEB 5872 MBA Foundations: Financial Management I 1.5 Semester Hours
GEB 5873  MBA Foundations: Financial Management II  1.5 Semester Hours
GEB 5874 MBA Foundations: Financial Management III 1.5 Semester Hours
GEB 5875  MBA Foundations: Management Skills and Applications  1.5 Semester Hours
GEB 5876 MBA Foundations: Marketing Management 1.5 Semester Hours
Total Hours  9.0 Semester Hours


GEB 5118 New Ventures 3.0 Semester Hours
GEB 5116 Venture Development 3.0 Semester Hours
MAN 5806C Small Business Management Consulting 3.0 Semester Hours
Total Hours 9.0 Semester Hours
  • The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is not available to students pursuing the MBA with the Entrepreneurship emphasis.
  • Candidates pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship are required to complete all Certificate courses with a grade of "C" or better, and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Normally, transfer courses cannot be used to satisfy requirements for completion of graduate certificates in the College of Business.
  • The University’s six-year policy on “Time to Degree:  Master’s” applies to completion of coursework for graduate certificates in the College of Business.
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