Certificate in Start-Up and Business Owner Management


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Starting, owning and operating a business can be a challenge, but with the proper background information the road can be a little smoother. Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers a Start-Up and Business Owner Management Certificate program that provides a foundation in courses such as:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Positioning for Finding Financing as well as Buying and Selling a Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Issues in Operations

Each online course can be completed at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection and personal computer. The certificate program may be completed within 3-6 months, and results in 27 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Best of all, you can start right away—no application required.

The program consists of the following:

  • Five required courses:
    • Essentials of Business Ownership, ALF-3000 (Required text)
      Start your Own Business: The Only Start‐Up Book You’ll Ever Need (ISBN: 1599183870)
    • Financial/Accounting Management, ALF-3001 (Required text)
      Managing by the Numbers: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Using Company’s Financials (ISBN: 073820568)
    • Marketing Management, ALF-3002
    • Strategic Management in Operation, ALF-3003 (Required text)
      Applied Strategic Planning: An Introduction (ISBN 0787988529)
    • Legal Issues in Operations, ALF-3004
  • Four out of seven electives:
    • Business Plan Development, ALF-3010 (Required text)
      Anatomy of a Business Plan (ISBN: 0944205550)
    • Understanding Financial Statement, ALF-3011 (Required text)
      How to Read a Financial Report: Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers (ISBN: 1118735846)
    • Persuasive Communication, ALF-3012
    • Organizational Leadership , ALF-3014
    • Organizational Development , ALF-3015
    • Principles of Buying or Selling, ALF-3016
    • Positioning For and Finding Finance, ALF-3043

Each course is $240 (USD) and is 30 contact hours with 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded. The cost for the entire certificate program is $2160. *Note: If you are electing to complete the entire certificate program all required courses must be completed prior to taking your selected electives.

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