School of Business
Certificate in Entrepreneurship

UVI offers a certificate in proficiency in entrepreneurship to allow participants to deeply explore a specific aspect of entrepreneurship.  The program is open to all UVI students regardless of their degree program.  Non-matriculated students from the community are also welcome to participate.  A certificate will be awarded after the successful completion (grade of C or better) of the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course (ENT 200) and two additional 3-credit hour courses from the list below.  The total program will take 9 to 12 credit hours to complete, including prerequisite courses, depending on the courses chosen.  Suggested course tracks are shown after the list of courses.  The coursework can be completed in its entirety on either the St. Thomas or the St. Croix campus.

Non-matriculated students from the community must meet the following program prerequisites in order to apply:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Basic proficiencies in reading, writing, and math
  • Basic computer literacy

Program courses and their respective prerequisites are listed below.  All are three credit-hour courses unless stated otherwise.

Courses Prerequisites
ENT 200 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Community participants must meet the program prerequisites (see above)

ENT 300 – Foundations I: Business Discovery & Assessment

ENT 200 and ACC 100 (a 1 credit-hour on-line course)

ENT 301 – Foundations II: Planning and Resourcing your new venture

ENT 200 and FIN 100 (a 1 credit-hour on-line course)

ENT 310 – Entrepreneurship throughout the Caribbean

ENT 200

ENT 315 – Entrepreneurial Marketing

MKT 100 (a 1 credit-hour on-line course)

ENT 320 – Entrepreneurial Finance

ACC 100 and FIN 100 (both are 1 credit-hour on-line courses)

ENT 325 – Business Growth and Renewal Strategies

ENT 200 and MGT 100 (a 1 credit-hour on-line course)

ENT 410 – Managing a Growing Business

ENT 301

COM 435 – Digital Entrepreneurship

COM 230, COM 430, and COM 325 (co-requisite)

Note that UVI business majors have the option to substitute higher-lever discipline-specific courses for the 100-level prerequisite courses listed above.  ACC 201, FIN 301, MGT 301, and MKT 301 can be used to satisfy the ACC 100, FIN 100, MGT 100, and MKT 100 prerequisite requirements, respectively.

The following are recommended course tacks for matriculated UVI students:

  • Non-business majors:               
    • ENT 200
    • ENT 300
    • ENT 301 or ENT 315 or ENT 320 or COM 435
  • Business majors:
    • ENT 200
    • ENT 301
    • ENT 315 or ENT 320 or ENT 325 or ENT 410

The following are recommended course tacks for non-matriculated community members:

  • Entrepreneurial Aspirer:                         
    • ENT 200
    • ENT 300
    • ENT 301 or ENT 315 or ENT 320 or COM 435
  • Current Business Owner:
    • ENT 200
    • ENT 315
    • ENT 325 or ENT 410
  • Business Financiers/Counselors:
    • ENT 200
    • ENT 315
    • ENT 325 or ENT 310


For More Information Contact

Title Name
Dean Aubrey Washington
Program Coordinator Timothy Faley
Administrative Assistant Tessa Liburd