New Business Start-Up Course Open to Credit, Non-Credit Students

Garrett College has introduced a course which is designed to assist anyone interested in starting or managing a business and is open to both degree-seeking students and those looking for non-credit education on how to plan and run a business. Non-credit students will not need to take exams.

The curriculum for this one-semester course includes exploration of the complexities of launching a new business or non-profit organization, with discussions on topics such as building a business plan, identifying and marketing to potential customers, financial planning, and legal risks and benefits.

Adopted from a course created and delivered at Johns Hopkins University, it will be presented as a straightforward workshop that is experience-driven and practical in nature, according to Mike Tumbarello, director of the Garrett College Center for Entrepreneurship, and instructor for the course.

“This course is a first-time offering for entrepreneurs and small business managers or those that want to become one. We will get into all aspects of starting and growing a business and attendees will gain a practical knowledge they can use right away to build their business,” Tumbarello said, adding: “This combined offerings is one more example of Garrett College’s continued effort to help small business owners and managers”

This new combined course is listed in the GC credit course catalog as Entrepreneurship: Business 289.01 and in the non-credit catalog as Entrepreneurship: Credit Course for Non-Credit Students.  

For information on the new entrepreneurship course one may contact Tumbarello directly by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.