Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate can be valuable for any student on campus. It is designed for the student who seeks to be an entrepreneur in start-up ventures, operate a family business or work as an entrepreneurial change agent within a corporate setting. Companies want to hire graduates with initiative and who show entrepreneurial characteristics. Students who display entrepreneurial attributes will add more value to their companies, eventually start their own business, and make a big contribution to the overall economy.

Required Courses:

  • BU101 - Introduction to Business
  • BU260 - Business Plan Development
  • BU343 - Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity
  • BU370 - Entrepreneurship Clinic

Business students may substitute BU406 International Business and Entrepreneurship Experience for any class. BU406 can be used as a business elective in the BBA degree.

Program Structure:

The Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship is designed primarily for students pursuing a bachelor or master degree offered by Washburn University.


Merit-based scholarship assistance may be available to students in the certificate program.

For further information, please contact David Price in the School of Business.

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Kansas Insurance Certificate

The Kansas Insurance Certificate provides academic preparation for students who want to pursue a career in the insurance and financial service industries. While the program is offered in partnership with several Kansas Regents Universities, all coursework may be completed at Washburn University.

Specific Requirements:

The program requires four (4) three-credit-hour courses for business or non-business students. A grade of C or better must be earned in each course and at least six hours must be earned at Washburn University.  Some courses have prerequisite requirements.  However, prerequisites normally are met as part of the student’s major program.


Required classes for the Kansas Insurance Certificate:

  • BU374 Principles of Risk and Insurance
  • BU378 Life and Health Insurance

And two classes from the list below:

  • MA 385 Actuarial Mathematics
  • BU 483 Investments
  • BU 366 Sales
  • BU 499 Internship (insurance-related)
  • An additional course offered online from one of several Kansas Regents Universities, or
  • Another approved Washburn University course in the insurance or financial services areas.


The awarding of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship is independent of the graduation date of degree-seeking students.

Note: Due to Federal regulations, students completing the certificate independently from a Washburn degree program will not be able to receive federal financial aid for the certificate program.

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