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The Tarkenton Institute, in partnership with the Terry College of Business, announced the launch of the Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Driven by the vision of NFL Hall of Famer and veteran entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton (UGA Class of ‘61), the non-degree Certificate program offers an elite learning experience for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to gain the knowledge and tools needed to start a new business or operate an existing business more effectively.

The Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship features direct access to the educational expertise of Terry College of Business faculty with the Tarkenton Institute’s network of industry experts, authors and seasoned business practitioners. It consists of a comprehensive online curriculum that prepares enrollees for the world of entrepreneurship through 100 hours of hands-on practical assignments and video lectures compiled from more than 20 unique MBA courses taught at the Terry College of Business.

“We are proud to partner with the Tarkenton Institute to launch this digitally innovative, but exceptionally practical tool for aspiring entrepreneurs in the new age of small business,” said Benjamin C. Ayers, dean of the Terry College of Business. “Terry has a proven tradition of providing cutting-edge business education; and with this certificate program, we can reach a broader set of rising business leaders.”

Enrollment is open to anyone who is interested in developing the skills and expertise needed to start or accelerate a business. There are no prerequisites and enrollees have the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace.

“We’ve created something that no small business owner has been able to get before. This high-impact educational offering will help any entrepreneur, whether it’s someone who wants to change careers, someone looking to be their own boss after years spent working for somebody else, or a young entrepreneur just getting started,” said Fran Tarkenton, founder & CEO of the Tarkenton Institute. “I’m excited to be able to do this with my own alma mater. Everyone who has participated in this project not only has great knowledge, but they have a visible passion for the small business community.”

The cost for the Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship is $995, but payment plans are available. There are no additional fees required. To learn more about the Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship, please visit: http://executive.terry.uga.edu/entrepreneurship.

About Terry College of Business

The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. Its faculty are committed to high-quality research and instruction, preparing students at every level for the global business community. Terry offers undergraduate business (BBA, AB-Econ), Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Marketing Research, online Master of Internet Technology, PhD and Executive Education programs. It is also home to the Selig Center for Economic Growth.

About Tarkenton Institute

The Tarkenton Institute is a subsidiary of Tarkenton Companies focused on entrepreneurial education and development. Tarkenton Institute offers courses in entrepreneurship and business fundamentals to small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. In an ever-changing business environment, continual education is a necessity for every business owner, from essential training to advanced strategies and techniques.

Founded by NFL Hall of Famer and veteran entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton (UGA Class of '61),Tarkenton Companies is committed to serving the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs, operating through several subsidiaries to offer small business resources, tools, and services. Brands include GoSmallBiz, Click2Corp, Tarkenton Financial, and SmallBizClub. Above all, Tarkenton Companies works every day to find new opportunities for service and growth in today’s market.

The cost for the Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship is $995, but payment plans are available. There are no additional fees required. To learn more about the Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship, please visit: http://executive.terry.uga.edu/entrepreneurship.