Entrepreneurship diploma

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Online Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 31-145-2
  • Offering: Online, In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January/June

About the Entrepreneurship Diploma


This program will prepare you to unite your passion for your work with a viable business model. It also benefits those with a desire to own and operate their own business, and is useful for individuals seeking new skills in their current jobs, career advancement or a job change. MATC’s Entrepreneurship Center is on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M319.

As the global economy shifts to a leaner, faster environment, opportunities will be especially favorable for entrepreneurs.

You can earn the Entrepreneurship certificate on the way to completing this technical diploma.

Additional program details: Important to success in the program are listening to and understanding suggestions from others, and being able to see the business on a small scale as well as on a large scale. Entrepreneurs also must be comfortable learning new concepts and using new tools.


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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ECON-195 Economics
(or) any 200-level ECON course
ENG-195 Written Communication 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 
ENTREP-101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship ^ 3
ENTREP-102 New Product Development 3
ENTREP-104 Business Plan ^ 3
ACCTG-102 Basic Office Accounting 3
ENTREP-103 Strategic Business Communication 1 3
ENTREP-105 Strategic Business Communication 2 3
MKTG-102 Marketing Principles 3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Entrepreneurship certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Search for available classes now (link) to see course descriptions, class times and locations.

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.


Upon completion of specified coursework, students may be eligible for the following digital badge(s):


Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Develop a business canvas and/or plan
  • Outline business operational plan
  • Develop a business marketing plan

Career Outlook

Entrepreneurs drive the economy. They are the first to try new products, develop trends, and capitalize on opportunities that their larger counterparts do not see. 

The experiences students have while earning this technical diploma will be beneficial in their own workplace, even if they are in the thinking stage of new business development. As larger businesses downsize, the ability to start and sustain a business will become more valuable.

Possible Careers

Business Owner
Franchise Operator



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Last updated: 03/27/2024