Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship as an academic field has broadened its focus from starting a new venture to exploring how one acts more entrepreneurial, takes risks and creatively introduces new innovations and combinations in organizations both large and small.

The foundation of the graduate certificate is the core introductory course (MGT 6280 – Entrepreneurship) that introduces students to the concentration and the importance and benefits of entrepreneurship.

The goal of the certificate is to bring together students from different academic foci to collaborate within classes in the program to learn from each other, discuss new ideas, and hopefully create innovations and businesses. Through the program, students will establish a community that will encourage innovation and creativity throughout the curriculum.


Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of 12 credits of the coursework listed below to be eligible for completion
  • Achievement of at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of completion
  • Complete all requirements within five (5) years

In addition, students should be aware of the following course application limitations:

  • Students may only apply a course towards two program requirements (ie MBAD 6263 may only be applied towards the MBA and one graduate certificate – the course cannot be applied towards the requirements of any other degree or certificate program beyond the two programs)
  • Students who opt to complete two graduate certificates may only double count up to six credits between the two.  All remaining requirements (typically 18 credits for two certificates) must be unique to each certificate

Required • 3 Credits

  • MGT 6280 | Entrepreneurship

Electives • 9 Credits

  • MGT 6281 | Small Business Management
  • MGT 6282 | New Venture Initiation
  • MGT 6283 | Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 6284 | Family Business Management
  • MGT 6285 | Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 6286 | Creativity & Innovation
  • ISTM 6234 | New Venture Financing (same as FINA 6234)

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