Certificate in

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

the place for entrepreneurship education @ Purdue

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The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation empowers students in all majors
to turn their innovative ideas into action, whether they choose careers in startups, industry, or non-profit organizations.


The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is the hub for cross-campus entrepreneurship education at Purdue University. Similar to a minor, the program is available to undergraduate students in all majors who want to transform their ideas into new ventures, generate value in established organizations, or have a positive impact on society.

To participate, students complete a series of five courses or entrepreneurship-related experiences, some of which may overlap with academic requirements in their majors. Each year, the program enrolls approximately 2000 students in 50 entrepreneurship classes, where students get hands-on experience with creativity, innovation, feasibility analysis, market research, business models, financial analysis, investor pitches, teamwork and leadership.

Learn more about the program and how it fits with any plan of study.

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A Contagious Entrepreneurial Spirit

Trice began her journey at Purdue in the College of Liberal Arts.  At the advice of her academic advisor, she enrolled in a sales course, which led her to the College of Health and Human Sciences. She was already taking entrepreneurship courses and realized this was a perfect fit. The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation helped her find internships every semester while at Purdue. 

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