As part of the Business School at the University of Colorado Denver, the Bard Center offers more than 14 AACSB International accredited MBA/MS graduate-level courses that are open to both degree and non-degree seeking students. The Bard Center takes entrepreneurship from the classroom to the real world and provides hands-on learning opportunities.
The Bard Center's entrepreneurship courses incorporate instruction, mentoring, and support from outstanding Business School faculty, as well as from outside professionals with expertise in new business development. Bard Center courses explore legal issues, social sector initiatives, new venture design, finance structuring, strategic web development, leadership, new product development and business plan creation. Students learn from case studies, classroom instruction, and guest lectures featuring successful entrepreneurs and renowned business leaders.
These professional classroom and online courses can be applied as elective credits toward a graduate business degree at the University of Colorado Denver, as well as toward other graduate degree programs at the university.
To obtain a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies, students must take three Bard Center courses, including one of each of the following:
- The Business Plan or Business Planning for Social Entrepreneurs
- Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, New Concept Development or Entrepreneurial Financial Management
- Any other ENTP course of your choice