A Certificate in Entrepreneurship is made up of a sequence of courses designed to provide you with a solid foundation of the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue your own business venture or to work in a small business environment.  Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Department of Management.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    A "Certificate in Entrepreneurship" can be completed by either a business or a non-business major. Business majors are eligible when they have attained "Major Status" within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites.

    Students must maintain a "C" or better in each course. 

    To apply for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship complete the Online Application.

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 15

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses


    Required Courses:

    • BUSA 2106 - Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
    • MGNT 3600 - Management
    • MGNT 3603 - The Creative Startup (S18 - Offered as MGNT 3625)
    • MGNT 3618 - Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
    • MGNT 3635 - New Venture Management

    • BUSA-2106 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

      An introduction to the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment of business, considering the interrelationship and impact of political, social, cultural, environmental, technological, international, and diversity issues. Requires overall GPA of 2.0

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    • MGNT-3600 - Management

      This course is designed to help students understand the major functions and skills required by managers. Emphasis is placed on management's role in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizational resources.

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    • MGNT-3603 - The Creative Startup

      A study of innovation and creativity in the context of an entrepreneurial organization. The course will include an analysis of the search process for new products and services and an overview of creating a start-up organization designed to build business models that deliver customer value.

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    • MGNT-3618 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

      Study to isolate and examine for solution the significant problems encountered by men and women who establish and manage small businesses.

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    • MGNT-3635 - Growing the Small Business

      This course focuses on transforming a small business into a large, professionally managed organization. This course examines finding new funding sources, identifying new customers, examining mergers and acquisitions, and formulating strategies to take the next steps in expanding a business.

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  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: 

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives

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