Many universities will teach you what entrepreneurship is. Mary Baldwin teaches you how to be an entrepreneur.

In as little as one semester, you’ll gain the means to become business conversant and learn the basics of writing a business plan. Our faculty have solid contacts in the community with a wide network of support. The solid overview of business disciplines we offer will allow you to navigate the twists and turns of commerce boldly.

An investment in your future

You’re ready to go your own way. Be your own boss. Launch your startup. Whatever your business goal, our certificate in entrepreneurship offers all the tools you’ll need for success.

At Mary Baldwin University, we know your investment in earning a certificate in entrepreneurship is a down payment on the potential to become your own boss. With over 175 years of experience teaching students to become leaders in their field, we can take your dreams to the next level.

Complete online in as little as one semester

The certificate in entrepreneurship requires 21 credit hours, or 7 courses. Up to nine hours (3 courses) may be transferred from other institutions or completed by a prior learning portfolio.

You take these core courses:

  • BUAD 104, Perspectives on Sustainability
  • BUAD 200, Management Principles
  • BUAD 208, Accounting Principles
  • BUAD 230, Marketing Principles
  • BUAD 306, The Entrepreneur: Starting, Marketing, and Managing a Small Business

Plus two of these courses:

  • BUAD 209, Financial Decision Making
  • BUAD 302, Managing Human Resources
  • BUAD 338, Marketing Research
  • BUAD 350, Project Management for Sustainable Impact
  • BUAD 362, Consumer Behavior
  • CE 281, Civic Leadership & Social Entrepreneurism
Happy graduates

Cost and Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

Take the first steps in transitioning from an employee to an employer, all from the comfort of your home.

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Ready to apply?

Questions? Mary Baldwin’s admissions team is ready and available right now.

Eager to launch the next phase of your education? Simply fill out our application form. An admissions counselor will be in touch with a decision within a week!