Launched in 2005, Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is one of the largest, multidisciplinary entrepreneurship programs in the country, serving approximately 1,800 students from across campus each year. Annually, hundreds of Purdue graduates receive their certificates in addition to their diplomas. The program is administered through Purdue’s Office of the Provost and is governed by a Advisory Committee consisting of highly respected faculty and administrators from every college on campus.
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
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
A CLOSER LOOK
Prospective students and current students, see what it takes to receive an entrepreneurship credential and turn your innovative ideas into action.
Similar to a minor, the program is open to all undergraduates enrolled at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus who have at least four semesters remaining in their academic program. Students must maintain a C- or higher in ENTR-designated courses. To begin the program students simply need to enroll in the first introductory course and contact their academic advisor.