Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Certificate

Learn the critical strategies and skills to launch, manage and lead innovative programs and organizations with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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About this Program

Launch your own venture or learn how to work more effectively within your current company as a student in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate program. With expert faculty ready to guide you, you’ll learn industry best practices from real-life practitioners and top regional business leaders. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or current manager, you’ll be prepared to bring innovation, creative thinking and greater success to your next project.

Learning Outcomes

Once you complete this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify a real-world problem and potential innovative solutions
  • Design a sustainable business model and validate it to solve problems
  • Determine business model resource needs
  • Communicate the business model to internal and external stakeholders
  • Learn innovation and entrepreneurial skills you can apply to any area of your life

Before Applying You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Two or more years of full-time work experience

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires 15 credit hours of graduate courses.

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View the full admissions and certificate requirements in the graduate catalog.

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What to Know Before Applying

  • Apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page. 
  • After being accepted, you must complete the onboarding process, including a meeting with your advisor. Then you may start the next available term. 
  • Speak to your adviser to add a certificate to your studies if you’re a current student. 
  • The length of your program depends on your course load and when classes are offered. Not every class is offered every year or quarter. Ask your adviser for more information and an up-to-date course schedule. 

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Get in-depth, personalized program information from an expert. Share your career goals and decide on next steps with our specialized admissions team.

Carolyn Auvil

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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