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Entrepreneurship Certificate Program


The Entrepreneurship Certificate
at Covenant College


Covenant College has a strong history of graduating entrepreneurs across all fields, including the arts, community and social impact, construction and contracting, education, food and beverage, manufacturing, media, medical, real estate, retail and e-commerce, and technology. While this growth has been organic for years, students now have the opportunity to add an Entrepreneurship Certificate complementing any primary course of study.


Students in the Entrepreneurship Certificate program will consider problems and prototype potential solutions. They will navigate business model generation as they consider best practices, break-even points and financial projections, and gain experience writing a business plan.


In addition to partnering with Praxis Labs and CO.STARTERS, we encourage students to pursue internships relevant to their fields of interest.


Certificate Coursework

All students in the program will take the following art, business, marketing, and community development courses:

  • Brand Design
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Lessons from Literature and Film
  • Living and Working in a Multicultural Context
  • Entrepreneurship (Capstone course)
View the course catalog for details 

Additional Components

  • Participate in Praxis Academy, a week-long, summer intensive residency
  • Compete in The Seed Project, an initiative encouraging students to turn an entrepreneurial idea into a reality


There are many competitions and conferences that students are encouraged to participate in, including:

  • 36|86 – LaunchTN
  • SEEC (Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference) – UTC
  • Startup Week at CO.LAB – Chattanooga
  • Praxis Core
  • Praxis Venture
  • Will This Float – CO.LAB
  • CO.LAB Accelerator
  • Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition
“[Covenant] creates a hunger for knowledge and nurtures a desire to solve real world problems…big and small. And when you want to make the world around you a better place, a natural by-product is the creation and growth of companies, initiatives, churches, projects, organizations, and movements.”
- Sheldon Grizzle ’03, alumnus entrepreneur

Program Coordinator

Leda Goodman
Assistant Director of the Center for Calling & Career
 Email Leda Goodman

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

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • 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 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor