Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

As an academic discipline, entrepreneurship has broadened its focus from simply starting something new to exploring how to take risks and creatively introduce new innovations. The core introductory Entrepreneurship course introduces students to the importance and benefits of entrepreneurship. The goal of this certificate is to bring students together from different academic concentrations to learn, collaborate, discuss ideas, and create new ventures and businesses. In this program, students will establish a community that encourages innovation and creativity.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective credits from the course options listed below
  • Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

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

  • Courses taken by non-degree students are not eligible to be applied towards certificates.
  • Students may only apply a course to two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may be applied to both the MBA and the graduate certificate, but that course may not subsequently be applied to any other degree or certificate requirements).
  • Students who choose to enroll in two graduate certificates may only "double count" up to six credits between the two certificates; 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)