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Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Curiosity is central to entrepreneurial endeavor. With 400+ alumni entrepreneurs across various fields, there is a wealth of knowledge that resourceful students can regularly tap into. Entrepreneurs are risk-taking culture-makers driven by their curiosities to find untapped needs in the marketplace and provoke others to come alongside them—as investors, employees, suppliers, and even customers—as they build sustainable and purposeful businesses.

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Program Overview

The entrepreneurship certificate is uniquely designed as a value-add for students in all majors with the goal of equipping those inclined to apply their gifts by launching a for-profit business or pursue intrapreneurial initiatives for existing companies in the future. The certificate also complements various careers in areas such as the arts, community and social impact, construction and contracting, education, food and beverage, manufacturing, media, health and medicine, real estate, retail and e-commerce, technology, and emerging career fields. 

The core class, Business Entrepreneurship, provides a rich foundation for product and service design, business model generation, brand strategy, business plan writing, pursuing investment capital, and gaining all of the necessary tools for a scalable, repeatable business venture. With a better understanding of what is required for owners and team members in all levels of business, additional coursework allows students to dive deeper and apply learning through field experience as interns with entrepreneurs to complete the certificate.

Graduate Outcomes

In the past few years, over 100 students have completed the business entrepreneurship certificate. Nearly every week, Covenant hosts speakers, many of whom are alumni entrepreneurs, who contribute input that is relevant to class topics. Often, the best part of these interactions is when students not only hear about their accomplishments and best practices, but also their stories of how God has surprised and sustained them through the challenges they have encountered. 

Students have the opportunity to serve as interns with these and other companies and grow in their understanding of how to use the skills they have learned. Professors assist students with preparing their resumes and applying for internships, regularly connecting students with opportunities in their pursued field. While it may be years before students decide to launch their own business, they are immediately able to contribute to existing businesses as a result of their academic experience.

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It is a joy to see students go from searching for 30 problems in the world around them to seeing themselves as valuable members of community ecosystems with the potential to create businesses that serve as one link in the global supply chain.
Leda Goodman

Assistant Director, Center of Calling & Career

Programs & Features

BUS 335 - Entrepreneurship 
ACC 150 - Concepts in Accounting 
BUS 250 - Principles of Management
MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing

Choose 2 of the Following:
ART 220 - Introduction to Graphic Design 
BUS 360 - Management Lessons from Literature and Film
CDV 300 - Living and Working in a Multicultural Context
MKT 335 - Promotion  or MKT 332 - Consumer Behavior

View Requirements

Complete BUS 411 - Business Internship with a pre-approved entrepreneur (up to 3 hours)
Enter the Seed Project competition (provided funding is available and active)

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Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor


  • Economics 
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor