Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship student presenting

Program Overview

Are you creative and innovative? Are you analytical in solving problems? Are you able to communicate new ideas effectively? Do you want to learn how to start your own business? 

Add the Entrepreneurship certificate to your major and prepare yourself for future success. This certificate program offers distinct coursework that supports entrepreneurial activity. It emphasizes skills in creativity and innovation along with the ability to analyze the role of the entrepreneur in the 21st century. Students from all majors can enhance their professional preparation with this practical knowledge and experience.

This certificate program offers distinct coursework that supports entrepreneurial activity in a business. It emphasizes skills in creativity, innovation, and business startup along with the ability to analyze the role of the entrepreneur in today’s business environment. Students from all majors can enhance their professional preparation with this practical knowledge and experience. This certificate prepares students to plan and open a business of their own or to develop a small business through creativity and innovation.

Student and President Crume shaking hands at the Shark Tank event

Why an Entrepreneurship Certificate at Judson?

Preparing you for success

The ability to create value through new ventures is a crucial life skill. Students imagine opportunities and gain knowledge to turn their grand ideas into action.

Acquire Specialized Knowledge

The Entrepreneurship certificate consists of a 12-credit requirement. Course subjects include:

  • Personal Finance
  • Consumer Behavior
  • New Venture Management

Create Student Club

Be involved in helping to create a culture of entrepreneurialism on campus. This group of students and faculty members organize campus-wide events and host a myriad of speaker presentations.

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Business Department

Learn more about the other programs offered in the Business Department.

A Unique & Professional Experience

The Business department at Judson University provides students with a variety of opportunities to develop professional skills in the business environment.

Shark Tank Event

Inspired by the reality business pitch series “Shark Tank” on ABC, Judson’s annual event engages the student body and fosters creativity and entrepreneurship for students within all majors. Students prepare a pitch for their own business and deliver their presentation before a panel of judges. These judges are chosen for their leadership in local businesses.

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Contact

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Joyce Shotick
Business Department Chair
Student and faculty walking and talking

What Can You Do with an Entrepreneurship Certificate?

Our Business Department certificates offer additional opportunities to our students in both education and experience in order to create pathways and offer connections to help you one day serve as a public speaker, coach, mentor, or a financial supporter to other’s business aspirations.

Find Success at Judson

The Business department gave me many opportunities to acquire real business and business-like experiences. Shark Tank was a wonderful experience (very stressful) but wonderful. It was a huge growing experience for me. I highly recommend events like Shark Tank to other students if they have an entrepreneurial itch. You will not only learn a lot, but if you have an idea you’ve been working on, this experience will help you bring it to light!”
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Tom Fenske2019 Graduate, Comfort Advisor, Woodstock Heating & Cooling | Crystal Lake, IL