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Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate Certificate)

As entrepreneurs come from a variety of different backgrounds and launch businesses in different sectors of the economy, the ODU undergraduate Entrepreneurship Certificate is open to all ODU students. If you are interested in starting a new venture in public, private, or non-profit sector, the certificate program will offer you the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for your career aspirations.

Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate Certificate)


Description


What is Entrepreneurship at ODU like?

As entrepreneurs come from a variety of different backgrounds and launch businesses in different sectors of the economy, the ODU undergraduate Entrepreneurship Certificate is open to all ODU students. If you are interested in starting a new venture in public, private, or non-profit sector, the certificate program will offer you the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for your career aspirations.

Program Highlights


What makes Entrepreneurship at ODU unique?

  • Certificate is available to all majors university-wide.

  • Advance your career using an entrepreneurial approach.

  • Opportunities to solve real-world startup problems.

  • One-on-one advising on academic and professional development.

  • Opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Online Merchants

$75,740

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.

Chief Executives

$196,050

MEDIAN SALARY


Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Entrepreneurship at ODU?

ENTR 201S:
Introduction to Entrepreneurship


This course will broaden students' views of careers and work in an increasingly global and diverse world. It provides students intellectual perspectives of entrepreneurship, and engages students in the search for knowledge regarding opportunity value and resource management. Basic analytical and critical thinking skills are developed for making reasoned judgments concerning organization creation.

ENTR 368:
Entrepreneurship Internship


Students complete an entrepreneurial project or assignment for a business, non-profit agency, or other organization. Students should work 50 hours for each credit and complete course assignments integrating coursework and entrepreneurial experiences. Prerequisites: ENTR 201S and approval of the program coordinator and Strome Entrepreneurial Center director.

COMM 305:
Professional Communication


An examination of both the theory and practice of communication in the professional setting. Content includes communication theory, as well as the roles of interpersonal, small group, organizational, and mass media communication as related to the workplace. A student receiving credit for COMM 305 cannot receive credit toward the Communication major for COMM 200S. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Entrepreneurship at ODU?

Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Entrepreneurship should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students may pursue the coursework in this certificate. Degree-seeking applicants will be required to have an earned high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, along with junior or senior standing at the University. Those students who transfer from other post-secondary institutions will supply official transcripts of their prior course work.

Non-degree seeking students are expected to have a similar background, but may enroll in course work without submitting formal documentation of prior work.

Those whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score of 230 on the computer-based TOEFL or 80 on the TOEFL iBT.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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SENIOR LECTURER


Name:

Karen Eagle


Location:

2029 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6731


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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