The UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program prepares students to become successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in private, public and non-profit sectors. It is also an invaluable learning opportunity for those interested in working for a startup or non-profit, or pursuing investment banking and angel funding.

The certificate is open to UGA undergraduate students from any major and provides an in-depth look at what it takes to develop an idea into a successful venture including how to build an effective team and secure funding.

How to Apply

The UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is open to all UGA undergraduate majors who have at least 30 credit hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The certificate takes 15 hours to complete and is typically fulfilled within 2 years.

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Deadlines + Decisions

  Semester
Fall Spring
Application Opens Oct 1 Feb 1
Application Deadline Nov 1 Mar 1

Accepted students will be notified via email approximately two weeks after the deadline.

Coursework

Fifteen hours of approved coursework is required to complete the certificate. Courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Elective hours can be applied towards both the certificate and graduation requirements as appropriate for each major/minor. Application and acceptance to the program is also required.

Required Courses 9 hours

  • ENTR 5500 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 5505 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 5525 Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture

Elective Courses 6 hours minimum

Students may select any of the courses listed below.

  • AAEC 3010 Farm Organization and Management
  • AAEC 3040 Agribusiness Marketing
  • AAEC 3100 Food and Fiber Marketing
  • AAEC 3200 Selling in Agribusiness
  • AAEC 3690 Agribusiness Finance
  • AAEC 3980 Introduction to Agribusiness Management
  • AAEC 4980 Agribusiness Management
  • KINS 4810 Sports Marketing
  • KINS 3420 Managing the Legal Aspects of Sport
  • KINS 4830 Sport Policy and Governance
  • KINS 4840 Sport Event Management
  • KINS 5210 Sport and the Mass Media
  • CVLE 3730 Civil Engineering Project Management
  • CSEE 2210 Introduction to Computer Systems Engineering II
  • ELEE 4545 Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • ENVE 4530 Energy & Environmental Policy Analysis
  • ENVE 3520 Engineering Economics and Management
  • MCHE 3920 Manufacturing and Design Studio
  • ENGR 2110 Engineering Decision Making
  • ENGR 4650 HVAC Systems for Buildings & Industry
  • LAND 1500 Design and the Environment
  • LAND 2310 Introduction to Sustainability
  • LAND 4710 Professional Practice
  • LAND 4730 Issues and Practices in Sustainable Design
  • FACS 2011 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

  • FHCE 3110 Money Skills for Life
  • FHCE 3200/3200E Introduction to Personal Finance
  • FHCE 3250/3250E Survey of Financial Planning
  • FHCE 3350 Introduction to Residential Property Management
  • FHCE 4250/6250 Practice Management in Financial Planning

Foods and Nutrition

  • FDNS 2100 Human Nutrition and Food
  • FDNS 3610 Quantity Food Production
  • FDNS 4610/6610 Food Service Procurement and Financial Management
  • FDNS 4620/6620 Management of Food Service Organizations
  • FDNS 4640/6640 Food Sanitation and Safety
  • FDNS 4645/6645 Nature of Foods
  • FDNS 4650/6650 Experimental Study of Foods

Human Development and Family Science

  • HDFS 3100 Professional Development/Community Activities Course
  • HDFS 4330 Diversity in Human Development and Family Systems
  • HDFS 5150 Family, Schools and Communities

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

  • TXMI 3010 Retail Development in Ghana: An Entrepreneurial Case Study
  • TXMI 4260 Global Sourcing and Logistics
  • TXMI 5280 Retail Entrepreneurship
  • TXMI 5320/7320 Professional Practices in Residential Design
  • HPAM 3500 Introduction to Healthcare Management
  • HPAM 3600 Introduction to Health Policy
  • HPAM 4300 Introduction to Healthcare Administration

African American Studies

  • AFAM 2150 Understanding Cultural Diversity
  • AFAM 3310 Race and Culture
  • AFAM 3820 Interracial Communication
  • AFAM 4500 Psychology of Prejudice
  • AFAM 4000S Service Learning and Community Engagement

Communication Studies

  • COMM 1100 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM 1500 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 1800 Cultural Diversity in Communication
  • COMM 2520 Introduction to Interviewing
  • COMM 3200 Business and Professional Communication
  • COMM 3500 Interpersonal Communication Theory
  • COMM 3600 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 4510 Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 4520 Persuasion

Comparative Literature

  • CMLT 4600 Survey of East Asian Literature

Computer Science

  • CSCI 1301 Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • CSCI 1302 Software Development
  • CSCI 4050/6050 Software Engineering
  • CSCI 4370 Database Management

English

  • ENGL 3590W Professional and Technical Communication

Geography

  • GEOG 3620 Economic Geography
  • GEOG 3630 Urban Geography
  • GEOG 3990 Internship
  • GEOG 4370 Principles and Applications of GIS

History

  • HIST 3120 History of American Business
  • HIST 3160 Worlds Apart? China in the Early Mod. World Economy
  • HIST 3710 The Atlanta World 1450 - 1750
  • HIST 3711 The Atlanta World 1750 - 1900
  • HIST 4025/6025 American Material Culture
  • HIST 4029/6029 Capitalism in Modern America
  • HIST 4066/4066H/6066 American Medicine 1865-present
  • HIST 4393 Eighteenth Century Empire and Political Economy

Psychology

  • PSYC 4230 Psychology of the Workplace

Sociology

  • SOCI 2460 Class, Status, and Power
  • SOCI 2730 Social Interaction
  • SOCI 3290 Gender and Work
  • SOCI 3730 Social Psychology
  • SOCI 3750 Work and Industry
  • SOCI 3850 Sociology of Occupations
  • SOCI 3940 Sociology of Leadership
  • SOCI 3950 Sociology of Organizations
  • SOCI 4350 Seminar in Work and Occupations
  • SOCI 4740 Gender and Interaction

Advertising and Public Relations

  • ADPR 5710 Advertising & Communication Management
  • ADPR 5910 Public Relations Administration
  • ADPR 5750 Social Media Analysis, Listening and Engagement
  • ADPR 5760 Digital and Social Communication Strategies

Entertainment and Media Studies

  • JOUR 5430 Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • NMIX 2020 Introduction to New Media

Journalism Majors

  • JOUR 5430 Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • JOUR 5640 Managing News Organizations
  • ECOL 3100/3100L Topical Field Ecology
  • ECOL 3530 Conservative Biology
  • ECOL 4220 Foundations of Restoration Ecology
  • ECOL 4900 Environmental Practicum
  • ECOL 4940 Internship in Ecology
  • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 5400 Taxation I
  • ENTR 5510 Developing Successful Business Plans
  • ENTR 5520 Implementing New Venture Plans
  • ENTR 5990 Directed Study in Entrepreneurship
  • ECON 4000 The Economics of Human Resources
  • ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • FINA 4050 Capitalism
  • FINA 4200 Corporate Finance Theory
  • FINA 4201 Corporate Finance and Valuation for Non-Finance Majors
  • LEGL 2700/2700E/2800H Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • LEGL 4600 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems
  • MARK 4000 Marketing Research for Business Decisions
  • MARK 4450 Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • MARK 4600 Integrated Marketing and Brand Communication
  • MARK 4650 Digital Marketing Analytics
  • MBUS 3000 Fundamental Concepts in Music Business
  • MGMT 4000 Operations Management
  • MGMT 5560 Strategic Management
  • MGMT 5820 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 5920 Organizational Behavior
  • MIST 4600 Computer Programming in Business
  • MSIT 3000 Statistical Analysis for Business
  • REAL 4000 Real Estate
  • RMIN 4000 Risk Management and Insurance
  • FORS 5720/7720 Forest Harvesting and Roads
  • FORS 5750/7750 Wood Procurement
  • FORS 4700/6700 Forest Economics
  • FORS 5760/7760 Forest Products Marketing
  • FORS 4250/6250 International Forest Management
  • FISH 4550/4550L (6550/6550L) Conservation Aquaculture
  • NRRT 5400 Parks and Ecotourism Management
  • NRRT 4400 Resource Management and Entrepreneurship