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Our Certificate in Entrepreneurship from University of the People teaches students how to develop innovative ideas, evaluate opportunities, and grow a business.

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University of the People is tuition-free and has removed most of the cost toattend university. Minimal application and assessment fees support the university's mission of making quality education affordable for all.

As a tuition-free university, UoPeople offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional American universities, cutting your cost 95%. University of the People is tuition-free and has removed most of the cost to attend university. Minimal application and assessment fees support the university’s mission of making quality education affordable for all.

This Entrepreneurship program from University of the People is relevant to students looking to launch their own business or move into corporate management.

Program Goals

A professional certificate program should be completed with the following goals to enhance expertise, significantly increase earning power, reputation, and the ability to deliver high-quality work.

Students are provided with the opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge in the field of Business Administration. Courses for the Entrepreneurship Certificate will focus on the following:  

  • Understand accounting concepts for liabilities, equity, and corporate ownership.
  • Develop business management, reporting and decision-making prowess. 
  • Analyze and develop core business model concepts for a successful venture.  
  • Plan and implement strategies for business management.  


  • UoPeople is recognized by the DEAC as an accredited online University, and adheres to all DEAC Standards and Code of Ethics.
  • The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • In addition, UoPeople has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Programme Structure

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship program requires:

  • The completion of the required 9 credits, and all courses listed for the course requirements for the specific program.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople. 
  • Earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses taken. 
  • Complete all required exams. 

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Have English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • At UoPeople there is no cost for instruction, books, or traditional campus costs. Our mission is to make higher education affordable and accessible. Through our unique tuition-free higher education model, we have removed most of the costs for students to attend university.
  • However, to keep our mission alive we do ask for a one-time application fee and minimal assessment fees per course to help fund general university operations and provide excellent services to our students.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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