Entrepreneurship Certification Is A First For TU Undergraduates

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By Cody Boteler on January 20, 2021

The College of Business & Economics offers the first undergraduate degree from Towson University
Certificate program.

The Department of Management at the College of Business & Economics (CBE) at Towson University will start the TU’s first Bachelor certification next spring
Term, a 12 credit program in entrepreneurship.

CBE Dean Shohreh Kaynama says entrepreneurship is “in the DNA of CBE”.

“We are excited to share our passion for innovation and expand our reach to include students
across the TU with the university’s first Bachelor’s certificate, ”says Kaynama.
“In today’s world, creativity, critical thinking and entrepreneurship are required
more in demand than ever before. We look forward to showing the way. ”

The certificate program starts with a course entitled “Is your company working?” and
will continue in autumn 2021, says Filiz Tabak, professor and chairman of the
Department of Management. It is open to all students, with the exception of those with a focus on business administration.

In order to receive certification, students must also participate in a business model
Competition.

According to Tobacco, the entrepreneurship certification will allow more TU students to improve
the skills required to start your own business or to be successful in the company
World. As more entrepreneurs become successful, says Tobacco, an interest in entrepreneurship
grows.

“They don’t succeed just because they’re super brilliant or because they were born
like that. It’s because they acquire these skills, “she says.” Even people who don’t
Think of yourself as creative You can get creative through various courses or workshops
develop these skills so they know what tools to use. ”

The entrepreneur certificate is stackable, that is, students who complete the certificate
The certificate can continue to take courses and earn a minor in entrepreneurship, which requires 18 credits.

Business Administration majors choose one of 11 concentrations, including entrepreneurship.
According to Tobacco, the number of students focusing on entrepreneurship has doubled
in the past few years.

The CBE will offer the other course specifically designed for certification, ENTR
305, “Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving” in autumn 2021 and will continue to offer
the four courses specifically designed for the program required for certification
thenceforth.

Learn more about entrepreneurship at Towson University.

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel’s priorities for Towson University: TU Matters to Maryland.

This press release was produced by Towson University. The views expressed here are the author’s own.