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Thunderbird Veterans Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Provide opportunity to improve quality of life for Veterans who served their country by providing skills that will help them succeed in the small business environment and to expand opportunities for other Veterans in employment opportunities.

  • Transfer Knowledge of Entrepreneurship
  • Completed Business Plan
  • Business Contacts
  • Desirable Weather
  • Location:
    • Landscape – FlatCampus
    • Regional SBA Office
    • Regional VA Hospital and Outreach Centers
    • Arizona Veterans' Education & Training Approving Agency
    • Arizona Vocational Rehabilitation Center
    • Luke Air Force Base
    • Wounded Warriors
    • Hometown Heroes
    • Local Non-for-Profit Organizations that assist disabled Veterans
  • Thunderbird's history as a U.S. Army Air Training Command
  • "Giving Back" to those who served our country
  • Creates opportunity for economic growth
  • Vocational rehabilitation benefits enhances Veterans' opportunity to continue education
  • Tap into a niche market that is not served or underserved

Program Outline

  • Module 1: Fall Trimester (Online)
  • Module 2: Spring Trimester (Online)
  • Module 3: Entrepreneurship Seminar
  • Module 4: Summer Trimester (Online) Developing a Business Plan

Module 1: Fall Trimester

  • September – December
  • Online Self-Study
  • Curriculum: 6 Credits
    • GM-4100 Fundamentals of Accounting - First Module
    • GM-4404 Global Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Family Business - First Module
    • GM-4501 Global Marketing Strategy - Second Module
    • GM-4800 Cross-Cultural Communications - Second Module
  • Letter Grades
  • Online Support – IBIC Research

Module 2: Spring Trimester

  • January – April
  • Online Self-Study
  • Curriculum: 6 Credits
    • GM-4201 Fundamentals of Finance - First Module
    • GF-4390 Managing Projects - First Module
    • GM-4801 Global Negotiations – Second Module
    • GM-4466 Managing Global Business – Second Module
  • Letter Grades
  • Online Support – IBIC Research

Module 3: Entrepreneurship Seminar

  • Seven (7) Days On-Campus in May
  • Non-Credit
  • No Letter Grade
  • Schedule Includes:
    • Case Studies
    • Information Sessions by Guest Speakers
    • Mentoring
    • CMC 30-Second Commercial
    • Off-Campus Activities

Module 4: Summer Trimester

  • May – August
  • Online Self-Study
  • Curriculum: 3 Credit Hours
    • GF-5422 The Global Business Plan
  • Develop Business Plan
  • Midterm rough draft business plan submittal to Faculty
  • Final business presentation to faculty and executives for letter grade
  • Veterans Entrepreneurship Certificate awarded upon completion