Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development

Engineering students in the McGuire Program

A Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development is available to undergraduate students in any field of study from colleges outside of Eller. 

Entrepreneurship Education

UA students are encouraged to participate in the McGuire Program during their senior year. Applications are due in the Winter of their junior year to participate in the McGuire Program the following Fall. 

The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program can be integrated with degrees in any field of study and students from across the University are encouraged to apply for the intensive, yearlong experience of building an innovation from early-stage idea to sustainable launch-ready venture. Undergraduate students admitted into the McGuire Program from colleges outside of Eller have the option to receive a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development on their transcript for completing both ENTR 487 and ENTR 484 and either MKTG 480 OR FIN 480. 

Studying entrepreneurship is an investment in future success. The McGuire Program's interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to enhance any major and help students achieve their personal goals. Upon completing the program, students are prepared to apply principles of innovation to any career path. 

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development courses are: 

Fall Semester

ENTR 487: New Venture Development & Industry Analysis (Venture Development I)

Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m./Thursdays 3:30-4:45 p.m.

MKTG 480: Marketing Research for Entrepreneurs* 

Tuesdays/Thursdays 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

FIN 480: Finance for New Ventures*

Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-3:15 p.m.

Spring Semester 

ENTR 484: Development of New Venture Plans 
(Venture Development II)

Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Take either MKTG 480 OR FIN 480

Honors Students

Honors students from colleges other than Eller may take ENTR 487 and ENTR 484 for 8 Honors credits. Optionally, they may also take FIN 480 and MKTG 480 for up to 7 more Honors credits (15 credits total). Honors students from colleges other than Eller may NOT complete their honors thesis through the McGuire program – theses may only be completed through your major or minor area of study. If you have additional questions, please contact your Honors advisor.