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Posted on: May 1, 2023

ODU offers entrepreneurship training

In ODU's online Entrepreneur Certificate Program (ECP), you'll learn the basics of entrepreneurship and choose classes to boost the skills you need, whether your new venture is public, private or non-profit.

This undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship is a great addition to any professional's resume. Learn more if you want to start your own business, work in a start-up environment or bring entrepreneurial skills and mindset to corporate and non-profit sectors. This certificate is open to all ODU undergraduate juniors and seniors. Not an ODU student? Apply to ODU as a non-degree-seeking student to take this undergraduate certificate by itself. 

ODU also offers an on-demand ECP where you can study at your own pace, whenever and wherever is most convenient. 

The program consists of:

  • Online orientation session
  • 9 online training sessions
  • Up to 20 hours of individual mentoring/coaching with a business professional, which can be done in person or online.

On-demand coursework consists of 

  • Training videos
  • Downloadable course material
  • Links to additional resources.

This unique program (a $2,000 value) is being offered at no cost for Virginia businesses, entrepreneurs and students attending school in Virginia.

Not ready to make the leap back into school? Check out the ODU Entrepreneurship Center to learn about several business assistance programs, such as the Business Development Center and the Women's Business Center, designed to help with your business needs and challenges.

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