Continuing Education Certificate in


The challenge of starting and running a business is immense: translate your product or service into reality while designing the entire business ecosystem within which your ideas and your team can thrive. What transforms a good idea, service, or product into a good business is a deep understanding of sales, marketing, taxes and accounting, legal and HR, operations, infrastructure, and a solid framework for future innovation. The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is a rapid and high-impact education in all the nuts and bolts of running a successful business.

Who Should Pursue This Certificate

If you’re a small- or medium-sized business owner or you want to launch a new business, this program is designed for you.


Our Certificate in Entrepreneurship teaches all the fundamental aspects of running a business and exposes participants to Seattle’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We focus on Lean Business principles to empower business owners and entrepreneurs just starting out in all aspects of starting and operating a company, including:

  • Best practices in legal, tax, corporate structures, infrastructure, organizational structure, and design
  • Application, testing everything from the creation of an online presence to pitching company ideas to actual investors and guest lecturers
  • Leadership and the role of innovation as a business grows

“Another Way of Doing Business”

The Continuing Education Certificate in Entrepreneurship at SPU is built on an ethical foundation that offers a first-class business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. The School of Business, Government, and Economics also operates the Center for Integrity in Business and publishes Ethix journal. 

Program Outline

The program outline includes a description of this Certificate's program components.


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Certificate Program Contact

This certificate is offered in partnership with Insight Consulting, a company of professionals with deep experience in business coaching and professional development.

Christo Lute
Christo Lute
Director of Continuing Education, Insight Consulting