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Entrepreneurship Certificate

Entrepreneurship includes the ability to create and recognize compelling opportunities, assume risk, and attract the resources to transform opportunities into value. Creativity, the development of novel and useful ideas, processes, or procedures by an individual or teams working together can lead to successful implementation of a new idea or innovation.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate combines courses in several of the functional areas of business to create in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship, whether within a start up or in a large organization (intrapreneurship). The certificate is available to both business administration and all other majors at Georgia Tech.


The certificate covers knowledge and skills surrounding the entrepreneurial process including opportunity recognition, concept development, business plans, resource acquisition, and value creation. To earn a certificate, you must earn a "C" or better in each course.

Business Administration Majors

The content of the certificate program is composed of 12 semester hours that are not required for the BS in Business Administration and are not used as credit for other certificates. The courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a grade of "C" or higher is required for each course that counts toward an entrepreneurship certificate. Courses are not offered every semester. This listing is adjusted from time to time to include new courses.

Required courses:
    
MGT 4191-  Entrepreneurship Forum

MGT 4670 - Entrepreneurship (this capstone course should be taken last)

Electives

Two (2) or more courses should be chosen from the following. Please note: Many of these courses require pre-requisites. Please check OSCAR before you register. Pre-requisites will not be waived.

MGT 3075 - Security Valuation

MGT 3103 - Leadership - Changing Environments

MGT 3225 - Product Planning

MGT 3510  - Management of Technology

MGT 3607 - Business Ethics (Previously taught as Special Topics MGT 4803) No credit allowed for both MGT 3067 and MGT 4803 Business Ethics.


MGT 3614 -  Law for Entrepreneurs(previously taught as MGT 4803 - Law for Entrepreneurs. No credit allowed for both.)


MGT 3663 - Technology Strategy (Previously taught as Special Topics MGT 4803). No credit allowed for both MGT 3663 and MGT 4803 Technology Strategy.

MGT 3743 - Analysis of Emerging Technologies

MGT 3744 - Managing Product, Service, & Technology Development

MGT 4028 - Financial Analysis & Reporting of Technical Firms

MGT 4056 - E-Commerce

MGT 4066 - Corporate Restructuring

MGT 4072 - Entrepreneurial Finance (Previously taught as Special Topics MGT 4803). No credit allowed for both MGT 4072 and MGT 4803 Entrepreneurial Finance.

MGT 4192 - IMPACT Forum

MGT 4193 - Servant Leadership, Values, & Systems

MGT 4194 - Social Entrepreneurship (Previously taught as Special Topics MGT 4803). No credit allowed for both MGT 4194 and MGT 4803 Social Entrepreneurship.

MGT 4353 - Operations Strategy

MGT 4610 - Law, Management, & Economics (only if completed summer 2011 due to special content added that term for the Budapest Program)

MGT 4611 - Integrative Management Analysis (only if completed summer 2011 due to special content added that term for the Budapest Program)

MGT 4803 - Business Fundamentals for Social Entrepreneurs

MGT 4803 - Innovation & Entrepreneurial Behavior

MGT 4803 - Innovation Tournaments for Sustainability

MGT 4803 - New Venture Strategies

MGT 4803 - Strategic Entrepreneurship

Course descriptions of these electives can be found here.

Other (Non-business) Majors

The content of the certificate program is composed of 12 semester hours. Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or higher in all certificate courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and not as pass/fail. Students enrolled in classes at Georgia Tech Lorraine may request approval to substitute the International Marketing course for MGT 3300 (Marketing Management). Note: Many of these courses require pre-requisites. Please check OSCAR before you register. Pre-requisites will not be waived.

Required Courses
MGT 3000 or ACCT 2101 -  (preferably MGT 3000 - Accounting for Decision Making)

MGT 3150 - Principles of Management

MGT 3300 - Marketing Management I

MGT 4670 - Entrepreneurship (capstone course that should be taken last. This course was previously listed as MGT 4660)

Course Substitutions

You are advised to complete the certificate as indicated above. If you would like to suggest an alternate course to one listed above, please propose this alternate course via e-mail to Valerie Mastrangelo at the address indicated below. Please include your full name, gtID, and a brief justification for the substitution.


Submit On-line Application

Please submit certificate appluication two weeks prior to commencement the semester you plan to graduate. Early applications will not be accepted.

Contact the Scheller Undergraduate Program Office at 404-894-2605.