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Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Length: As little as 8 months

The Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to introduce students to some of the most challenging aspects of the business world. Students will study how innovation and creativity affect positive change in an organization through new or reimagined products, services, and internal processes.

  • Complete certificate in as little as 8 months
  • No prerequisites
  • Transfer credits earned toward the bachelor’s degree in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofit, regionally accredited

Recently ranked for being one of the Top Accredited Online Colleges, Southwestern College offers quality online degrees to adult learners. With courses taught by expert faculty and access to a variety of student resources, SC learners are provided with the tools and flexibility needed to succeed in their education while preparing for professional advancement.

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Anyone interested in completing the Certificate in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Application for Admission. The four courses comprising the Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate can be completed in eight months or less with no prerequisites.

Individuals completing the Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate at Southwestern College may apply these credit hours as electives towards most bachelor degree programs offered by Southwestern College Professional Studies.

The Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate is offered in an online format. Courses are delivered in six-week sessions to allow maximum flexibility for busy professionals.


BSBI200: Business Innovation

Business innovation introduces the examination of new processes, services, or products to affect positive change within an organization. Learners will approach the subject of innovation as a strategic process with a core value for lasting competitive advantage. Topics will include types, process and models of innovation along with the roles played by organizational systems that impact total innovation. Developing new business models to disrupt the marketplace and updating outdated models will also be examined.

BSBI201: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching, and running a new business venture. This class takes a look at the risks and rewards associated with starting a new business. Learners will study the basics of starting a business, small business paths and plans, operating and managing a small business.

BSBI400: Business Plan Preparation

In order to launch a new business, operate a current organization or expand operations, a solid business plan is needed. Students will study and create and fully integrated business plan. Areas covered will include product or service overview, establishing and defining goals, market and situational analysis, strategy and implementation, financial plan and forecasting, and organization and management team.

Three-credit elective

Choose from the Bachelor’s in Business Administration or Bachelor’s in Bussiness Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree programs

*Please note there is limited financial aid eligibility for this certificate program, consult your admissions representative or academic success coach for further information.

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