About Us

A ground-breaking leader in entrepreneurship education since 2005, we serve over 2,000 students every semester.


Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is one of the largest, multidisciplinary entrepreneurship programs in the country. Annually, hundreds of Purdue graduates receive the certificate in addition to their diplomas. The program is administered through Purdue’s Office of the Provost and is housed on the 2nd floor of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.


The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation enrolls approximately 2,000 students in over 50 entrepreneurship courses per year. In addition, the program offers two living and learning communities – involving students from all majors, has a strong emphasis on diversity – demonstrating by a gender & leadership course offered by the program since 2008; and unique capstone courses related to entrepreneurial careers and leadership, consulting, and venture planning studio tailored to meet different student and career interests. Read about the program’s recent awards too!

Recent Awards

WALC student study


The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program empowers students to turn their innovative ideas into action. In this flexible program designed to complement any major, students will:
— Learn how to evaluate and launch new venture opportunities
— Develop viable business models through market research and financial analyses
— Acquire the business literacy and professional skills demanded by today’s employers

Purdue Students at Commencement Walking in Cap and Gown


Upon completion, students receive an official certificate, which is noted on their academic transcript. Other benefits include:
— A unique and multidisciplinary experience
Professional skills for work and life
— Enhanced job prospects and choices
— Connections to successful entrepreneurs and innovators
— Workshops, speakers, and experiential opportunities
— Leadership and communication skills


New students enroll in our 1st intro ENTR course each semester


ENTR students supported each year


Majors represented in the ENTR Program


Approved courses throughout campus leveraged in the program


ENTR designated credit hours delivered each year


Average graduating grade point average for ENTR graduates on a 4.0 scale


Graduates report the skills & knowledge acquired will be useful to their careers


Students have participated in the program to date