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Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

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Do you have a business or product idea that you want to grow? Are you interested in owning a business but don’t know where to start? The eSpelman online Entrepreneurship certificate will provide you with the insights you need to take your new business idea to the next step.

Designed in partnership with the Center for Black Entrepreneurship, this foundational certificate is for those who are early in their ideation process and entrepreneurial journey. The courses cover functional business areas, while simultaneously offering practical instruction on how to put your business in motion. Participants will learn about the financing and marketing necessary for success through an entrepreneurial lens. These courses will equip you to take your idea from thought to implementation.

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Understand and develop attributes of both an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset
  • Grow confident in management and leadership to create a viable business model and build a 30-second pitch
  • Establish a foundation of finance and accounting where you can interpret financial statements and calculate profitability
  • Grasp onto and utilize marketing principles to create your own marketing plan and sales strategy
  • Gain insight into growth strategies for businesses and transition concepts into actionable steps, like registering a business, creating operating manuals, and constructing management teams and organizational structures.

Program Info

2022 Term Start Dates
Term 4: Monday, Oct. 17

2023 Term Start Dates
Term 1: Monday, Jan. 23
Term 2: Monday, Apr. 3
Term 3: Monday, Aug. 7
Term 4: Monday, Oct. 16

Time Commitment

Approximately 8 Hours / Week

Program Duration
Four 8-week courses

Number of College Credits

$1,800 per course


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  • High school diploma or equivalent


The Entrepreneurship certificate requires the completion of four required, foundational courses:

Course Name Credits Elective / Required
Intro to Entrepreneurship 3 Required
Business Finance & Accounting 3 Required
Branding and Marketing for Entrepreneurship 3 Required
Strategies for Start-Up and Entrepreneurial Growth 
3 Required


We are launching this eSpelman Certificate at $1,800 per course This deeply-discounted rate will only be available for a limited time.


All courses in this certificate are online and self-paced. Learn in your own time and schedule from anywhere you choose! You should expect to spend approximately 6- to 8-hours a week on course work and if you take one one course per 8-week term, you will finish the certificate in a year.

Spelman Faculty Leaders

Professor Felicia Roquemore
Director, Management and Organization Program
Adjunct Professor
Economics Department, Spelman College

About the Center for Black Entrepreneurship

The Center for Black Entrepreneurship is the first-ever academic center of its kind to produce, train, and support a new class of Black entrepreneurial talent. Its foundation is a partnership between Spelman College and Morehouse College. CBE seeks to eliminate the access barrier between Black entrepreneurs, professional investors, and business builders by leveraging education, mentorship, access to capital, and opportunity. By building on an existing culture of strong entrepreneurship programs at both Spelman and Morehouse, the CBE will help expand the ecosystem, grow the pipeline of Black innovation, and bridge the divide between the business and tech communities and the next generation of Black entrepreneurs.

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