Entrepreneurship Certificate- Belk College

Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship 

Program available to all majors universitywide 

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship provides students with an understanding of how to think and act entrepreneurially in efficient and effective ways. Open to all UNC Charlotte undergraduate students, the certificate aims to satisfy the increasing societal demand for skill sets related to entrepreneurship, such as being able to recognize and evaluate opportunities or knowing how to create and communicate a vision. 

The courses within the certificate leverage various pedagogical approaches (i.e., research intensive; case based; experiential; iterative thinking) to help students develop various entrepreneurial competencies. These competencies are intended to support students' endeavors to become independent entrepreneurs who can start up their own ventures; project managers and other corporate entrepreneurs; social entrepreneurs; franchisees; and key employees at entrepreneurial ventures, among other entrepreneurial paths. 

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

  • ENTR 3276 - Recognizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Fall)
  • ENTR 3278 - Experiential Entrepreneurship (Spring)
  • ENTR 3279 - Entrepreneurial Action and Organizing (Spring)

Electives (3 credit hours)

  • MGMT 3277 - Entrepreneurship (Fall & Spring)
  • MGMT 4300 - Entrepreneurial Decisions (Fall)

Total Credit Hours: 12


The certificate is open to UNC Charlotte undergraduate students who have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and are on track to obtain junior standing by Fall 2022. Students of all colleges are encouraged to apply. The program will accept applications once per year and is capped at 40 students, beginning in Fall 2022.