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Business Creation Certificate

The Business Creation Certificate program will walk you through every stage of a business, from the initial stages of idea generation to the process of how to market and structure your business to successful management of your entrepreneurial venture! After completion of the program, you will have the tools and knowledge for starting, managing or working in a new business venture.

Business Creation Certificate at a Glance

What is a Business Creation Certificate?

Entrepreneurs contribute to local and global economies through job creation, solving problems and sharing of ideas. The fully online Business Creation Certificate supports the growing network of new ventures in local communities. Students completing the certificate are prepared to attract venture capital and join in local efforts to enhance business initiatives. The Business Creation Certificate from Boise State University offers students the opportunity to develop the skills to start, manage and maintain an entrepreneurial venture. Working professionals looking to formalize their business pursuits or refresh their knowledge will also benefit from the Business Creation Certificate.

How Do I Apply to this Program?

There are no specific program admissions requirements for the Business Creation Certificate.

If you are a current, degree-seeking Boise State student, use the myBoiseState “change my major” tool to add the certificate. If you are applying to the certificate along with your degree program, you will declare the certificate in addition to your major.

If you are not a current Boise State student, apply to Boise State and declare the certificate. If you are applying to the certificate along with your degree program, you will declare the certificate in addition to your major.

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How Much Does this Program Cost?

Total Program Investment

Boise State Undergraduate Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
Courses (12 total credits @$350 per credit*)$4,200
Books (estimate)$280
Graduation Application Fee (for degree-seeking certificate students)$20
Approximate Total Investment$4,550
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access, which are all required for this program.Varies

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2021-22 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

What Classes Will I Take?

The online Business Creation Certificate curriculum below shows the courses required for the 12 credit program. Students can complete the program in as little as two semesters.

Note: if you’re a Boise State student, visit with your advisor to see if this program is a good fit for your goals.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENTBUS 327Foundations of Entrepreneurship3
ENTBUS 357Entrepreneurial Management3
ENTBUS 387Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENTBUS 427Launching a New Business3
Total Business Creation Certificate Requirements12

Is This Program Accredited?

Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). This means the entire university meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality and is evaluated through a peer-review process. In addition, many academic programs have special accreditation or endorsement. For more information on why accreditation matters, refer to our FAQs.

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