Certificate of Competence in Entrepreneurship
Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Competence in Entrepreneurship, the student should be able to establish and operate a small business in the State of Hawai'i.
This curriculum provides pre-service courses for those students who are interested in starting their own small businesses. The program will also provide in-service courses for current small business owners.
The CO in Entrepreneurship requires satisfactory completion of 9 credits.
The requirements listed in the catalog at the time of entry into the program are the ones you must fulfill for graduation. You also have the option to meet the requirements listed in subsequent catalogs. However, if you choose this option, you cannot combine requirements from two or more catalogs. For example, if you entered the program in fall 2004, you can fulfill the requirements in either the fall 2004 catalog or the fall 2005 catalog. However, you cannot combine requirements from both.
If you leave the program for a semester or more, you must fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of or subsequent to your re-entry. For example, if you entered the program in fall 2004, took a hiatus in spring 2005, and returned in fall 2005, you must fulfill the requirements in the catalog for fall 2005 or later.
ENT 125 focuses on the structure and operation of the business environment and incorporates topics of business decision making processes, marketing assessments, business financing and accounting, human resources, ethics, and government regulations. This course comprises the development of a business plan. ENT 125 is highly suitable for those who wish to start or are currently operating their own business.
ENT 130 is a marketing course covering key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing for the small business. The course provides a clear understanding of marketing’s role in the management of a small business. The course covers marketing terminology, consumer-oriented approach to marketing, channels of distribution, correct usage of methods in marketing research, concepts and practices of retailing, wholesaling, and physical distribution, role of marketing communication, correct usage of procedures in personal selling, and principles and practices of marketing organization.
ENT 150 introduces accounting concepts and principles, procedures and systems for the Entrepreneur. Application skills include recording, summarizing, reporting, analyzing and using accounting information for a small business. The development of a financial plan for a small business will incorporate the basic concepts of financial statement and financial planning.