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Entrepreneurship

Online Graduate NanoCertTM in Entrepreneurship

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$0 Application Fee
0 Entrance Exams
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Courses Start Monthly

About This Program

The graduate NanoCert in Entrepreneurship is a concentrated program for students seeking to start their own venture. This NanoCert will provide a foundational understanding of key concepts to jump-start the budding entrepreneur to further understand how to successfully plan, organize, and manage basic business operations. This program provides an introduction to entrepreneurial strategy for anyone thinking about opening a business. This NanoCert is intended for graduate students who seek to heighten their knowledge of entrepreneurship.

What You Will Do

After successfully completing this NanoCert, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the environment in which a business operates.
  • Evaluate a current business model using business model generation principles.
  • Determine a target market and market segmentation.
  • Evaluate various types of funding options for a venture.
  • Develop a presentation package of materials for the investor.
  • Create key financial statements and financial ratios for a venture.
  • Prioritize the marketing strategies to meet the goals of a venture.
  • Create a marketing plan for a venture.

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
9
Cost Per Credit
$385 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4823

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The Accelerator is a dynamic learning and business development experience, unlike any class you will have had before. You start with your own creative ideas and, through the rigorous lean startup protocol, strive to determine the exact business model by which to launch and go to scale. The Accelerator model is based on lean startup and customer development principles (i.e., innovative business models, scientific approach, hypothesis testing, rapid iteration, minimum viable product, problem-solution fit, and customer discovery).
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4831

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This course covers major sources of funding for entrepreneurs - including family and friends, angels, venture capitalists, informal investors, banks, and crowdfunding. Each are reviewed and evaluated in this course. Some topics for this course include valuation, bootstrapping, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and private placements. Students create financial statements, develop a funding plan for a new venture, and create a pitch to present to an investor. *This course uses spreadsheet software.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 06/26/22 Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4582

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This course examines the marketing process and components of a successful marketing strategy for starting and growing a successful entrepreneurial venture. Students learn about the evolving practice of marketing and the potential for entrepreneurial thinking. Focal points range from issues with conventional marketing paradigms to the development of marketing strategy in the digital age.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Feb 7
Register by Feb 4

Admission Requirements

  • All APU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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