This online certificate program introduces key issues in entrepreneurship for those looking to start a business on their own. What does it take to build and grow a business from scratch? What personal characteristics are shared by successful entrepreneurs? What types of resources are available to budding entrepreneurs, and where can you find them? Learners who complete this program will have the answers to those questions and others that are essential to the success of their businesses.
Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage entrepreneurs and structure their learning about their field.
Upon successful completion of the program, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites.
Students who complete the Certificate in Entrepreneurship are awarded a total of 2.5 IACET CEUs, which are reflected on the downloadable certificate.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship consists of five courses. Students have five months to complete all of the coursework.
After completing this entire certificate, students should be able to complete/discuss each of the following:
Each of these self-paced courses offers an assortment of interactive exercises, selected readings, quizzes and self-assessments. It is recommended that students complete the courses in sequential order, but students are able to access all five courses at any time. Upon completion, learners are given a summary of what they've learned for quick reference while at work.
Each course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered usually within 3 business days.
This certificate requires no textbooks or prerequisites. There are some downloadable materials which students can save during the program to access for further use.
There are quizzes and tests throughout the program. Each course contains exercises and scenarios for students to answer and self-assess their learning. Students are required to complete all content elements in each course and earn at least a 70% average test score to earn their certificate. Students will have three attempts at all grade tests.
Because this is a non-credit program, students earn a complete/incomplete status. Letter grades are not issued, nor recorded by Duke Continuing Studies.
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All registrants must meet the following requirements:
Admission is discretionary. The office of Duke Continuing Studies, Professional Certificate Programs, requires students be a least 18 years of age and meet minimum suitability standards. Students are not matriculated Duke University students and university student privileges do not apply to Continuing Studies students.
Duke Continuing Studies reserves the exclusive right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to withhold registration or require withdrawal from the program of any student or applicant.
In order to earn a certificate of completion from Duke Continuing Studies, students must successfully:
Registration is ongoing; therefore students can begin the program when it is convenient for them!
Registration is not available June 24 - June 30 annually due to the close of the fiscal year for the university.
Note: our enrollment system is a separate system from that used for your online training, and therefore, access to the online training is not an automated process upon your registration. Please be aware that there may be a time delay of up to 5 business days before you receive the email with your access to the online program. This delay will not affect your allotted completion time for the program. Please check your spam/junk folder because sometimes the access emails end up there.
Is this program affiliated with any other office at Duke University?
This program is not affiliated with any other Duke office. It is offered exclusively through Duke Continuing Studies in a collaboration with MindEdge.
Does Duke faculty serve as instructors/mentors/subject matter experts in the program?
For programs that include such features (not all do) we have chosen as instructors to use individuals who practice, and in many cases are certified, in the subject matter area being taught to enrich the professional working adult learning experience.
Is this program offered online only?
Yes, this program is exclusively offered online and is self-paced. No classroom programs are currently available for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for adult learners that are interested in starting their own business and gaining an understanding of the finance involved.
Do I have to log on a certain times on certain days?
No, these courses are completely self-paced, allowing students to schedule the courses work as they so desire within the allotted access time.
Am I able to take individual courses?
No, the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program is available as a certificate only and individual courses cannot be purchased separately.
When is registration open?
Students may register between July 1 and June 23 each year. Registration is not available from June 24 - June 30 annually due to the close of the fiscal year for the university.
After registering, when will students receive additional program details?
Within 5 business days of enrollment (excluding Duke holidays), students will receive an email from our program partner MindEdge with web access information.
Is access to a computer required during this program?
This is an exclusively online program and access to a reliable computer is required for the duration of the program.
How long do students have access to each online course?
Students will have access to all courses within the certificate for five months (150 days) from the date in which they receive program access.
How long does each course take to complete?
Each individual course is estimated to take between 3 and 6 hours to complete. The entire certificate is estimated to take 25 hours to complete. Completion time will vary by student.
Are extensions granted to students who request them?
No. Sufficient time to complete coursework has been given, and therefore no extensions will be granted. If a course is not finished and a student wants to re-enroll to complete it, he or she will have to purchase the course/package again and restart the training from the beginning of the course.
What are the technical requirements for this program?
See the Requirements section above.
How do students ask questions?
Each course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered within 3 business days.
What do students do if there are technical issues while completing the course?
Students should contact the Program Manager via email to troubleshoot technical issues. Students will receive a response within 3 business days.
How do students earn a certificate of completion from Duke Continuing Studies?
Students who complete all assignments with an average minimum score of 70% within the given time frame and pay tuition in full (upon registration) will receive a certificate of completion from Duke Continuing Studies. The certificate is downloadable after the course is completed. Students will be able to download the certificate for up to six months after completing the course.
Will these courses count for credits or degrees?
No. These courses are not applicable to a degree.
Upon completion of one or more courses how do students get verification of their IACET CEU credits?
Students download their certificate of completion from the Learning Management System. The certificate will include IACET CEU credits earned.
What is the refund policy for these courses?
There are no refunds given for online courses.
Discount must be requested and applied during the registration process and cannot be applied in addition to any other discount that may be offered. You may be asked to verify your status as a Duke employee.
Do you have a group (Duke or non-Duke entity) interested in training? Contact the Program Manager.
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