Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Inspiration - Education - Application


Purdue's Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program offers the opportunity for Purdue undergraduate students in all disciplines to earn an academic credential in entrepreneurship complementary to their major. Our philosophy is that entrepreneurship education is comprised of inspiration, education, and application and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program delivers all three. Students receive inspiration from a team of faculty who are successful, practicing entrepreneurs and who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. Students learn about entrepreneurship through robust curriculum that exposes them to the knowledge, as well as the leadership and communication skills that individuals need to be successful entrepreneurs. They apply their knowledge through experiential learning activities and a rich ecosystem of experts and business incubation resources.

By the time students earn their entrepreneurship certificate, they will have developed the confidence to succeed in business on their own terms.

Click here to learn more about program requirements that are built with flexibility in mind.



  • 8th Annual Elevator Pitch Results

    April 8, 2014

    Innovative catheter, advanced circulation device concepts take top prizes at Purdue's 8th annual elevator pitch competition

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  • Program Alum's Entrepreneurial Eye on Real Estate

    February 28, 2014

    Certificate alum Matt Weirich, Industrial Management & Industrial Engineering major and 2011 alum, flipped his first house during high school. It beat working at the golf course, he says. As a college student, he started Pinnacle Home Investments to

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  • Faculty Participate in Lean LaunchPad Workshops

    February 25, 2014

    The Lean LaunchPad material is not, however, new ground for Purdue's instructors, who began teaching the Business Model Canvas and Lean LaunchPad principles in 2010. "Purdue was ahead of the curve in taking this direction when we redesigned the curri

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  • Certificate Program Alum Finds Joy in China

    February 13, 2014

    A trip to China with the Certificate Program changed the life of political science major Jessica Davis. She had planned a law career, but today is host of a Chinese television show. She’s gotten there by recognizing opportunity and applying entrepren

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