Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-2 semesters
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Pursue your business vision with a certificate in entrepreneurship and enterprise management from UNT.
From home-based businesses to venture capital-funded startups, entrepreneurs work in all types of industries and are a driving force behind economic growth. Building a wide range of skills gives you maximum flexibility and preparation to chart your own future.

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Why Earn an Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Managment Certificate?

Our comprehensive program exercises a “learn today, apply tomorrow” classroom philosophy. Our curriculum addresses real-world situations such as:

  • Dealing successfully with managerial and family business challenges
  • Developing a strategic business plan
  • Identifying business opportunities
  • Identifying and capitalizing on international opportunities
  • Managing finances

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management Certificate Highlights

You’ll learn from faculty members known for their innovative teaching, outstanding research and exceptional service to the profession and community.
The college's undergraduate entrepreneurship and enterprise management program ranked 43rd for affordability in the nation by
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business ranked 9th in Texas and 61st in the South by
UNT’s proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities. UNT is nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
With a student body of more than 8,000 students, the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business is one of the largest colleges of business in the nation. Prior to the BLB's construction the college occupied two buildings in their entirety and space in a third.
The Murphy Center is a collaborative environment facilitating new business ventures and strengthening the prospects of early-stage companies in the North Texas region.

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management Certificate Courses You Could Take

Principles of Family Business (3 hrs)
Explores the unique managerial issues associated with family businesses, the dynamics and competitive positioning of family businesses, as well as their contribution to the economy. Emphasis on student application of material and on proposing solutions to problems in organization, management, and succession in family business contexts.
Creativity and Opportunity Development (3 hrs)
Deals with frameworks, functions, and workings of creativity and opportunity development, and with their role in new startups and in managing firms for sustainable competitive advantage. Emphasis placed on enhancing students’ competence in creative thinking, generating ideas, and identifying and developing business opportunities.
E-ManagementManaging in a Digital Economy (3 hrs)
Deals with the “why” and “how” of the changing face of management. Focuses on what managers do to maintain and enhance their firm’s competitive position in the era of e-commerce. Examines and evaluates some of the more critical issues associated with analyzing the environment, designing organizations and managing people to deal with the challenges that emerge in the new business environment.
Advanced Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
Provides students with concepts and hands-on opportunities that are related to the development, growth, and management of new ventures. Focuses on application and integration of entrepreneurship principles to ensure success of entrepreneurial undertaking.
Social Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
Introduces entrepreneurial concepts that can be used to stimulate entrepreneurial behavior in individuals for the benefit of communities.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
Initiation of new ventures and approaches to growth of existing firms through opportunity recognition, innovation and change. Emphasizes developing effective entrepreneurial skills and behaviors. Includes preparation of a comprehensive business plan

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