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Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Gain a general overview of the business start-up process with skills to pursue a successful entrepreneurial career.

Entrepreneurship – Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Students in the Entrepreneurship Certificate program at Montana State gain an understanding of the business startup process in order to better prepare them to start their own businesses or nonprofit organizations. Students completing the Entrepreneurship Certificate program will be able to demonstrate understanding of the business startup process; apply fundamental concepts in accounting, finance, management and marketing to solve startup-related problems; and create a business model for a new business.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program is open to non-business majors only.



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This certificate focuses on critical thinking and innovative solutions, which benefits all academic and career paths.

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Problem Solving
Developing your entrepreneurial spirit allows you to be a more creative, independent problem solver.

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Hands-On Experience
Students pursuing this certificate have the support to develop their own ventures or assist other students in their endeavors.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Entrepreneurship Certificate students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Owner
  • Business Consultant
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Sales

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.