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,
can be completed in one year and is designed to provide advanced, educationally based
competencies in entrepreneurship. The curriculum model is built around four key learning
components: theory, concepts & 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.