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Entrepreneurship Competition

Create your business

From learning how to build to how to maintain a business, a certificate in entrepreneurship will help you create a business unique to your industry. Entrepreneurial skills are critical to identifying and evaluating the factors that will lead to success.


The graduate certificate in entrepreneurship consists of a 12-credit hour program and can be completed in one year with a design to provide advanced, educationally based competencies in entrepreneurship. The curriculum model is built around four key learning components including theory, concepts and frameworks, competencies and experiential learning.



Required courses (6 credit hours):

  • EEE 5233: Ideation, Creativity & Innovation
  • EEE 5333: Launching a Business, The First 100 Days

Electives (6 credit hours - select two of the following):

  • EEE 5653: Venture Capital
  • EEE 5223: Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • EEE 5403: Social Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 5313: Emerging Enterprise Consulting
  • EEE 5513: Growing Small and Family Ventures
  • EEE 5263: Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 5133: Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 5610: Advanced Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • MKTG 5973: New Product Management
  • EEE 5993: Preparing an Effective Business Plan
  • EEE 5200: Special Topics in Entrepreneurship


Admissions requirements and deadlines

For fall admission, application must be complete by July 1 of the same year.


For spring admission, application must be complete by December 1 of the prior year.


Admission to the graduate certificate in entrepreneurship program requires satisfactory completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Entrepreneurial and other work experience is preferred, but not required.


All transcripts from bachelor degree studies as well as a CV/resume must be submitted by the deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. Applications that are incomplete at the deadline will not be reviewed. This application does not require recommendation letters, purpose statement or entrance exams such as the GMAT or GRE.

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Cost and Assistance

Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in online degree and certificate programs.

Cost details for in-state, online graduate students
Cost details for out-of-state online graduate students

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