Undergraduate students interested in starting a new business or working for an entrepreneurial company have the opportunity to earn an entrepreneurship minor, certificate, or emphasis with an undergraduate degree. Entrepreneurship courses can also be taken as elective classes that can be applied to various CU Denver degree programs.
Students will find additional opportunities as part of the Jake Jabs Center, including scholarships, mentoring, and networking. Students will gain crucial skills for starting a successful business or becoming an entrepreneurial asset to an existing company.
Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Emphasis
An emphasis in entrepreneurship helps sharpen business skills and focuses on business concepts that actually work. In addition to solid fundamentals, students will find a strong experiential component, including speaker and presenter events, incubation opportunities, student consulting experience, networking events, and the signature Business Plan Competition.
Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Minor
Entrepreneurship is inherently cross-disciplinary in nature and can be paired with a variety of degrees and interests. Students pursuing non-business majors can choose a minor in entrepreneurship to strengthen their business skills. The minor requires five signature courses that have been specifically designed to provide the fundamental business and experiential knowledge to the prospective entrepreneur, irrespective of discipline.
Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Certificate
The undergraduate entrepreneurship certificate requires three entrepreneurship courses. There are no GPA requirements or prerequisites for this certificate, and courses count as electives towards several degree programs.
Launchpad Certificate - Non-Degree Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Certificate
The Jake Jabs Center offers an affordable undergraduate certificate program in one of the fastest growing business segments in the country—innovation and entrepreneurship. The Launchpad undergraduate entrepreneurship certificate requires three entrepreneurship courses, all condensed to 8-week classes. There are no GPA requirements or prerequisites for this certificate. This cost-effective program also includes a variety of experiential opportunities.