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2018 Spring Online BIM Certificate Schedule

January 9 - March 25


InBIA’s online BIM Certificate Program offers you the ultimate flexibility to fit professional development into your busy life. Complete your certificate from the comfort of your own office or home. Below is the Winter and Spring 2018 course schedule. Registration will be opening soon!

Course 1: Establishing Successful Entrepreneurship Programs

Spring Dates: January 9 – January 22

  • Course description: The first course in the BIM program provides foundational concepts and methodologies for establishing and maintaining a successful entrepreneurship program in a variety of markets. Within the course, participants will learn about trending industry models for developing a strong, market-driven value proposition, mission and goals. The course has a special focus on identifying the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the components that drive a sustainable market. Participants will also learn about company application and selection processes and how to align organizational mission statements and community interests.

Course 2: Guiding Companies: Leveraging Resources and Strategies 

Spring Dates: January 29 – February 11

  • Course description: The second course in the BIM program explains how to implement industry best practices to ensure an entrepreneurship program is providing high-impact programs and services. The course focuses on company selection and retention, development and deployment of relevant services and programs, and how to establish effective resource and mentor networks. Program managers will be able to show stakeholders and potential clients the connection between the services they offer and the value they provide to startup organizations. They will also learn how to properly allocate resources across programs to aid companies in various stages.

Course 3: Finance and Operations for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Programs  

Spring Dates: February 20 – March 4

  • Course description: The third course in the BIM program explains how to develop sustainable financial models in different types of entrepreneurship programs, including incubators, coworking spaces and accelerators. Participants will learn about the operational fundamentals (e.g., policies and procedures) that aid in developing sustainable financial models. Other topics include financial forecasting and cash management, new program capital needs, implementation of diversified revenue streams, managing operational expenses, and banking needs. Participants will also find out how to diversify courses of funding and revenue based on program type and nature of the community engagement.

Course 4: Design and Management of Facilities that Serve Entrepreneurs 

Spring Dates: March 12 – March 25

  • The fourth course in the BIM programs explains how to select, manage and maximize the facilities in which entrepreneurship programs reside. Topics will include best practices for site selection, necessary facility specifications, operational agreements, furniture/fixture/equipment (FF&E) budgeting, maintenance, and service contracting. The course will also provide tips on how space design and layout can maximize program revenues and how building systems can save energy. Participants will be able to outline standard maintenance and operations procedures, outsourcing, contracts and practices for a multi-company facility.

Save with the BIM Certificate Bundle!

Participants who enroll in all four courses automatically save $200 on the BIM Certificate Bundle Package. Registration will be opening soon.


Please contact [email protected] for questions on enrollment or the online BIM Certificate Program.


BIM Course 1: Establishing Successful Entrepreneurship Programs (Spring 2018)$550.00
BIM Course 2: Guiding Companies: Leverage Resources and Strategies (Spring 2018)$550.00
BIM Course 3: Finance and Operations for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Programs (Spring 2018)$550.00
BIM Course 4: Design and Management of Facilities that Serve Entrepreneurs (Spring 2018)$550.00


January 9
March 25
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Michelle Staley, Ph.D
407.965.5653 x514