Entrepreneurship diploma

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee 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: Program students have access to work in a collaborative, interdepartmental approach in the Entrepreneurship Center in Room M319. 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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The courses in this program are especially geared to students interested in starting their own, or assisting with, a small or family-run business. Topics covered include customer discovery, Lean Startup methods and traditional business plans. The courses are offered in online, accelerated, blended formats.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ECON-195 Economics
(or) ECON-219 Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 
(1) ENTREP-101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship ^ 3
(1) ENTREP-102 New Product Development 3
(1) ENTREP-104 Business Plan ^ 3
(2) ACCTG-102 Basic Office Accounting 3
(2) ENTREP-103 Strategic Business Communication 1 3
(2) ENTREP-105 Strategic Business Communication 2 3
(2) MKTG-102 Marketing Principles 3
(2) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society 3

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡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.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
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Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC 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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Business & Management Academic & Career Pathway
414-456-5323, leadpathway@matc.edu

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Last updated: 08/21/2020