Business & Professional Programs Show Descriptions

Accounting for the Entrepreneur

Course CPD217  |   45 hours, 4 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $695  |   Course Details 

Accounting is essential to the success of any business. Without a foundational badge_accounting_entrepreneur-01understanding of accounting, the entrepreneur is operating blindly. This course will teach you about the basics of accounting, accounting procedures, principles, and practices. Assets, liabilities, and equity will also be covered in this course. This then leads to learning about the three major financial statements and evaluating a company’s 10-K reporting. This course will prepare you to create the major financial statements for your business. Once this information has been developed, the entrepreneur can determine financial information needed for lenders or investors. You will also learn about the various budgets necessary for an operating business, and how to create these budgets. Finally, this course will also review accounting software and outsourcing options available to the entrepreneur.

Capital Funding for the Entrepreneur

Course CPD219  |   45 hours, 4 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $695  |   Course Details 

Capital funding can come from various types of sources; from personal savings, badge_capital_-funding_for_entrepreneurship-01to investors, to crowdfunding. In this course, you will examine different sources of funding and determine the requirements you will need to meet in order to request funding. Entrepreneurs need to be able to determine the valuation of their venture when seeking capital; you will apply pro forma statements to your business in this course. You will also create your funding plan, your pitch deck, and your funding pitch. At the conclusion of this course, you will be ready to pitch a funding request for your business venture to potential investors.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Course CPD218  |   45 hours, 4 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $695  |   Course Details 

Business marketing encompasses much more than just advertising. It involves badge_entrepreneurial_marketing-01research on the industry, marketing, and market, which are used to define a target market and market segmentations. It also involves developing a marketing budget, researching media platforms, and determining promotional material costs. Distribution channels are a vital part of marketing as well. Finally, the marketing strategy describes business marketing goals and objectives in a unified plan. Each of these essential components will be examined within this course. Students will actively research and apply each component to their own business ventures, which will culminate in the development of a marketing plan.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Course CPD215  |   45 hours, 4 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $695  |   Course Details 

Welcome to the first course in the Entrepreneurship Certificate program. In thisbadge_introduction_to_%ef%80%83entrepreneurship-01 introductory course, you will gain insight into what entrepreneurship is, as well as the varying types of entrepreneurs that exist. Part of the focus for this course will be assessing the environment for entrepreneurship so that you can better prepare yourself for business venture ownership. This course will also help you determine the entrepreneurial route you envision for yourself. Finally, you will evaluate the purposes and benefits of various types of business models available to entrepreneurs.

Legal and Taxation for the Entrepreneur

Course CPD216  |   45 hours, 4 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $695  |   Course Details 

Legal and taxation are two subjects that every entrepreneur should have a badge_legaltaxation_entrepreneur-01working knowledge of, because legalities and taxes can make or break a business or venture. During this course, you will learn about the different types of business structures available for your business, as well as the tax implications for each. Recognizing and determining the variety of tax obligations that your business will incur is a necessity to operating legally and honestly. During the course of your business you may create intellectual property and should consider protecting it. Deterring crime, business crime, and torts is also an important feature of running a successful business. This course will examine each of these areas, and concludes a compilation of professional services for legal and taxation needs.