Program Description

The entrepreneurship diploma program gives students the fundamentals to start and operate their own businesses. Coursework includes developing and evaluating a business idea, preparing a business plan, managing finances, analyzing legal issues, evaluating successful entrepreneurial marketing strategies, developing entrepreneurial communication skills, and more. Students will be encouraged to develop valuable mentor relationships with local seasoned entrepreneurs.

Just the Facts

30 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method:
Face to Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $4,744

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How To Enroll

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Entrepreneurship program. For more detailed course info click here

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
    In this course, students will identify and evaluate various sources available for funding a small business. Students will understand financial terminology, write a loan proposal, and read, prepare and analyze a financial statement. Students will explain the importance of working capital and cash management.
  • Marketing Principles
    A comprehensive look at marketing concepts and functions. Concepts include: marketing mix, marketing decision making, segmentation, promotion, research, product development, distribution, and logistics. Marketing Principles introduces modern marketing practices, studies the essential role played by marketing in society, as well as techniques used for various industries.
  • Entrepreneurial Ideas
    In this course, students will generate ideas for entrepreneurial businesses, analyze market conditions, and determine the opportunities that exist for an entrepreneurial venture. Students will learn about lean startups and determine the product-market fit/viability of the business idea.

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