Oct 04, 2022
About the Program
This Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program teaches students in all academic majors how to turn their innovative ideas into action. Through courses and experiential programs, students learn how to put their creativity to work in the development of products, technologies and organizations that create value in society.
As a participant in Purdue’s largest cross-campus program, students will:
- Learn how to identify, evaluate and develop new venture opportunities
- Develop viable business models through market research and financial analyses
- Acquire the business literacy and professional skills demanded by all employers in the contemporary economy
Designed like a minor, the program is administered through the Office of the Provost and is governed by a faculty advisory committee representing each of Purdue’s colleges. It is housed in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park.
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Website
Requirements for the Certificate (15 credits)
Purdue’s Certificate in Enterpreneurship and Innovation Program is designed with flexibility in mind.
To participate in the Program, students simply need to enroll in the first required core course, ENTR 20000.
In some case, students will be permitted to substitute an additional capstone for one of the required option courses. A grade of C- or higher is required for ENTR designated courses.
Required Core Courses (6 credits)
The intent of required core courses is to provide students with fundamental language, knowledge, leadership and communication skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation. The content in these courses answer the questions “what is entrepreneurship” and “how do you do entrepreneurship”. These required courses are offered solely by the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
Option Courses - Choose Two (6 credits)
The intent of option courses is to provide students with discipline or industry/market-specific depth in areas which are relevant to entrepreneurship and/or innovation. Option courses are offered by departments across the university as well as the Certificate in Entreepreneurship and Innovation Program.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate Option Course List
Capstone Courses or Experiences- Choose One (3 credits)
The intent of capstone courses or experiences is to provide students with hands-on, real-world, entrepreneurial or innovation related experiences, which can include developing business plans for new business ventures, or involvement in product innovation and technology commercialization processes. Capstone courses and experiential programs are offered by departments across the university as well as the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate Capstone Course List
- ENTR designated courses may be contracted to fulfill Honors courses requirements.
- For more information contact: Rita Baker, Coordinating Academic Advisor, 765-496-7912, email@example.com
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