SPC's Business Development and Entrepreneurship Certificate can give you a competitive advantage when it comes to developing your business, a rising need in a global and gig economy. Knowing how to help your business thrive is critical to its success, and SPC's certificate can give you the tools to help make it happen. This expanded 24-credit certificate also gives you skills and credentials if you're looking to change careers or create new businesses, and is eligible for financial aid.


This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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What you learn in SPC's Business Development and Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Practical aspects of planning, launching and running a business
  • How to create a business plan
  • Skills and tools for effective decision making and business communications
  • Basic accounting principles
  • Marketing principals and sales techniques
  • Budgeting processes critical to business success
  • Business law

Business Development and Entrepreneurship Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2021 (585)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2021 (585), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

The Business Development and Entrepreneurship Certificate (CCC) offers a sequence of courses that provide relevant technical knowledge and business skills needed to prepare for starting and/or managing an entrepreneurial business and/or attaining further education and careers in the Business, Management, and Administration fields. The content includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of the aspects in Business Management and Administration careers. Career options include positions and jobs in new venture formation, management of early stage startups, intrapreneurship and division management, sales, promotions, marketing, consulting, brand and product line development. Students completing this college credit certificate can transfer the credits directly to the Business Administration AS Degree. The content includes but is not limited to business communications, business development, accounting, management, marketing, business law, leadership and global business practices.

Graduation Requirements

A grade if "C" or better on all courses in the program.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Nicolle Panuthos
Entreprenuership Director and Faculty
Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez – Agosto
Dean, College of Business

Florida CIP Code

0552070306 - Business Development and Entrepreneurship CCC

Federal CIP Code

52.0703 - Small Business Administration/Management.

Continuing your education at SPC

Our Business Development and Entrepreneurship Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's  Business Administration Associate of Science Degree. This A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degrees in  Business AdministrationManagement and Organizational Leadership or  Sustainability Management.


SPC also offers short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

Business Administration Certificate