Take a Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour

Tour Graphic for NIACC Virtual Tour.


Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Certificate

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Certificate is designed for the aspiring student entrepreneur and is ideal for any student who someday would like to own and operate a business of his or her own.


Students will be able to explore a new business idea, conduct market research, prepare marketing and financial plans, and learn basic skills on how to own, operate, and manage the business.

Career Opportunities:

    • This specially designed Certificate program allows students in any academic program to learn the essential elements of creating and managing their own entrepreneurial venture.
    • Students will focus on the core business disciplines that will assist them in any new business venture.
    • Learn how to create a road map that will allow you to attract start-up funding, market your idea, and grow your entrepreneurial venture.
    • The Entrepreneurial Certificate program will teach you the basics of business ownership, and these skills will help you find employment.

Upon successful completion of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial curriculum (at least 18 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
BUS-122 Emerging Business Practices and Technologies 3 s.h.
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 s.h.
BUS-152 Creating a Company 3 s.h.
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
Total Program Hours 18 s.h.