UCLA Anderson:
Global Entrepreneurship

  • Taught by Professors Abe and Osborne
  • How do new products make it? How do you know if you can succeed as an entrepreneur?
  • This Certificate provides you with the core concepts to create a global business plan, get it funded and how to successfully grow your business.

Learn How Businesses Start and Grow.
Gain Global Leadership Skills.

This Certificate will introduce you to the core concepts of global entrepreneurship and provide a framework for the early stages of defining and evaluating business ideas. You will gain skills for constructing your own business plan, finance a start-up and understand how the entrepreneur’s role shifts during business growth.

This Certificate has three units, so you can easily fit the learning into your personal schedule.

Global Entrepreneurship Certificate

Global Entrepreneurship 1

Global Entrepreneurship Unit 1

This unit helps prospective entrepreneurs gain a basic understanding of how to approach a business launch. Students will discover common characteristics of entrepreneurs and learn how to find and test an idea to ensure it has market potential, as well as how to develop a viable business model in a competitive international marketplace.

You will learn:

  • Whether your personal characteristics are well suited to a career in entrepreneurship
  • How to evaluate whether a product or service idea represents a valid business opportunity
  • Techniques to analyze the economic realities of an industry to gain a competitive advantage
  • To evaluate specific market characteristics to create a market profile for a new business
  • How to use lean principles to deliver value to the end customer

Global Entrepreneurship 2

Global Entrepreneurship Unit 2

This unit teaches you how to plan a new business launch, from analyzing the market ecosystem to implementing the entrepreneurial process. You will also learn the initial steps for forming a new venture, tools to analyze different types of risk and the mechanics of writing a business plan.

You will learn:

  • Objective and subjective criteria to evaluate your potential as an entrepreneur
  • How to create a three-year plan based on best practices to move into entrepreneurship
  • About risk management tools to enhance the chance of success for a new venture
  • Planning for test-marketing a business idea
  • To develop a business plan for potential investors to secure start-up funding

Global Entrepreneurship 3

Global Entrepreneurship Unit 3

This unit uses a fictional business to let you experience decision making from an entrepreneur's perspective. Using the business as a realistic context, you are challenged to raise funding from a range of sources to launch and grow your company, and to analyze the company's innovative position in the market.

You will learn:

  • Approaches to fundraising with confidence and a clear view of available options
  • How to engage knowledgeably with venture capitalists
  • About the impact of various types of innovation on an entrepreneurial venture
  • To assess the strengths and weaknesses of an organization as it moves through change
  • How to identify opportunities for innovation in five key areas of business

Phi Theta Kappa ILIAD Capstone Unit

Students will explore the opportunities for experiential international education and analyze them to identify an opportunity that is best aligned to personal and career goals. Students will set learning goals, develop a timeline and actions required to meet goals and develop well-crafted essay drafts that prepare them to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

You will learn:

  • International Experiential Education – Students develop awareness and are inspired to consider different types of international study experiences.
  • Support Team – Students assemble a support team and learn the value of networking and communication to produce a plan of international study.
  • Strategy and Success – Students personalize an approach to international study that is meaningful and authentic to their interests, strengths and goals.
  • Forming a Plan – Students select a scholarship opportunity (or other pathway) to pursue and develop a plan that includes a clear timeline and activities.
  • Operationalizing a Plan – Students execute their plans and submit scholarship applications with the support of their network to maximize their chance of receiving a scholarship to study abroad.

Who should enroll:  This Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to increase their skills and value to their future organisations, including those planning a career in:

  Business Ownership
  Business Leadership

  Marketing Management

  Product Development
  Service Development



  • George J. Abe, MS
  • Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., PHD
  • Monika Byrd

University Info: The University of California, Los Angeles

Anderson School of Management, Executive Education

*2nd Public University in US | 10th Worldwide*

UCLA uses the motto "A Century of Optimism" for good reason. Students and alumni have a real can-do attitude that has shaped the US and world. This optimism shows up in results: 13 Nobel laureates, 10 Rhodes Scholars, three Pulitzer Prize winner and more than 100 companies created based on technology developed at UCLA. Notable UCLA alumni include politicians, Oscar® and Emmy® Award winners, and successful executives, including Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, and Google computer scientist Vint Cerf, widely considered the "Father of the Internet."

The UCLA Anderson School of Management, founded during the Great Depression, is recognized around the world for its innovations in management education and research.  Earning a Certificate from UCLA Anderson, Executive Education, means you have an unparalleled opportunity to acquire knowledge from some of the world’s best professors who will teach and motivate you to lead and transform global business.

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Phi Theta Kappa:
Phi Theta Kappa is a membership honor society that recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of college students. It provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Phi Theta Kappa has 1300 chapters and adds 135,000 of the top-performing community college students each year.

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Question Policy
What do I need to to receive Unit credit from my community college ? Credit policies will vary by institution, however, you must complete and pass both the International Honors Certificate Unit in addition to the Iliad Certificate Unit in order to receive credit. Please check with your community college to determine the exact path to credit.
How is the International Honors Certificate designed? Each International Honors Certificate Unit is specialized content from a top university and contains 3 Units. Each Unit has an end of Unit Quiz which must be passed prior to moving forward. At the end of the Unit, you must pass a certificate exam in order to finish. 
What is the Iliad certificate? The Iliad certificate unit is designed by PTK to prepare students to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
How is the International Honors Certificate and Iliad Unit graded? Both the IHC Units and the Iliad Unit are pass/fail in nature and the student must achieve at least 80% to pass.  Students will need to pass the End of Certificate Exam and the End of Unit Iliad Quiz  to move forward. 
How many times can I take a End of Unit quiz in the International Honors Certificate ?  The Unit quiz may be taken an unlimited number of times
How many times can I take the end of International Honors certificiate exam? Students have two attempts to pass the end-of-certificate exam. If you don't achieve an 80% necessary by the second try then you will not pass the International Honors Certificate and not be eligible for credit. 
Can I drop the International Honors certificate Unit? Add/ drop policies will vary by institution, please check with your local community college. For fall 2015 specific dates, please check the FAQ
By when do I have to finish the International Honors Certificate Unit + Iliad unit? You will have to the end of your semester by which you will need to finish the International Honors Certificate Unit. Please check with your local community college. For fall 2015 specific dates, please check the FAQ