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Entrepreneurship

Online Graduate NanoCert® in Entrepreneurship

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$0 Application Fee
72%Have Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt1
0 Entrance Exams
0 Wait Time
Courses Start Monthly

About This Program

Designed for students seeking to start their own venture, this program will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial strategy with a foundational understanding of key concepts on how to successfully plan, organize, and manage basic business operations.

The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degree and certificates: Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate ; Life Coaching Graduate Certificate; MA Entrepreneurship.

What You Will Do

  • Appraise the business environment
  • Use business model generation principles to gauge a current model.
  • Decide on a target market and market segmentation
  • Assess venture funding options
  • Create an investor presentation package
  • Generate a venture’s key financial statements and ratios
  • Prioritize a venture’s marketing strategies to meet goals
  • Formulate a venture’s marketing plan

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
9
Cost Per Credit
$370 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4823

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The Accelerator is a dynamic learning and business development experience, unlike any class you will have had before. You start with your own creative ideas and, through the rigorous lean startup protocol, strive to determine the exact business model by which to launch and go to scale. The Accelerator model is based on lean startup and customer development principles (i.e., innovative business models, scientific approach, hypothesis testing, rapid iteration, minimum viable product, problem-solution fit, and customer discovery).
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4831

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This course covers major sources of funding for entrepreneurs - including family and friends, angels, venture capitalists, informal investors, banks, and crowdfunding. Each are reviewed and evaluated in this course. Some topics for this course include valuation, bootstrapping, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and private placements. Students create financial statements, develop a funding plan for a new venture, and create a pitch to present to an investor. *This course uses spreadsheet software.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4582

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This course examines the marketing process and components of a successful marketing strategy for starting and growing a successful entrepreneurial venture. Students learn about the evolving practice of marketing and the potential for entrepreneurial thinking. Focal points range from issues with conventional marketing paradigms to the development of marketing strategy in the digital age.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Nov 7
Register by Nov 4

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Need Help?

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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021

Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
See all military student benefits.