An entrepreneur is commonly thought of as one who starts a small business. At Penn State Altoona, we have a more encompassing vision of an entrepreneur, which includes the person who can work as an intrapreneur within an existing organization. Whether a small, midsize, or large business, organizations can achieve greater success through the creative and innovative thinking of the entrepreneur.
Our entrepreneurship students will gain skills essential to succeed in any business setting, including problem-solving, teamwork, and communication. Our program and our faculty will develop and inspire students to succeed as entrepreneurs so that they can generate concepts to patent; turn unique ideas into opportunities; launch a successful business; purchase an existing company or franchise; and become great leaders, managers, and innovators.
Information Systems Auditing Certificate
The worlds of accounting and digital information systems, particularly in the area of information security, have become intertwined. Penn State Altoona has created a certificate program to help IT and accounting professionals acquire the skills they need for maintaining and auditing digital information systems. This Information Systems Auditing Certificate integrates critical areas of knowledge of IT and accounting professionals.
Students who complete the certificate program will develop skills useful in obtaining other professional credentials, such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credentials.