This certificate is part of the Entrepreneurship AAAS and is designed to be a step towards a degree. By completing the Entrepreneurship Certificate of Proficiency, you will have completed the first 45 credits of a Entrepreneurship degree.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
45 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
On Campus

  1. Understand the nature of business operations, business finance, legal issues and decision-making
  2. Understand the principles of managing business products, marketing and sales
  3. Apply theories of motivation and management to foster a productive work environment
  4. Demonstrate effective leadership and supervision skills
  5. Apply business mathematics in order to analyze data and solve business problems
  6. Communicate effectively-both verbally and in writing-within multicultural settings

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Graduates with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills may find opportunities to own and operate their own business or work for existing companies who would like to renew or revitalize a current business. Salaries vary depending upon position, level of responsibility and previous experience.

Potential employers include: Self-employment, venture capital investment companies, small business and corporations.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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