DETAILED COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Learn in detail, the five course requirements needed to complete the certificate – core, option and capstone courses.

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SIMILAR TO A MINOR

This credential is very similar to a minor, requiring five courses to be woven into a plan of study just like a minor is woven into a plan of study, some of which may overlap with major requirements.

TWO INTRODUCTORY CORE COURSES

Core courses provide students with the fundamental language, knowledge, leadership, and communication skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation. These required core courses are offered solely by the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
ENTR 20000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
CHOOSE BETWEEN
ENTR 31000 Marketing and Management for New Ventures (Pre-req. ENTR 20000)
OR
ENTR 31500 Business Planning for Social Entrepreneurship (Pre-req. ENTR 20000)

TWO OPTION COURSES

Option courses provide students with discipline or industry specific depth in areas that are relevant to entrepreneurship and innovation. They are offered through the Certificate in Entrepreneurship an Innovation Program as well as departments across the university. Detailed in the Approved Course List.

ONE CAPSTONE COURSE

Capstone courses provide students with experiences, which can include developing business plans for new ventures, consulting with small businesses or involvement in product innovation. They are offered through the Certificate in Entrepreneurship an Innovation Program as well as departments across the university. Detailed in the Approved Course List.
In some cases, 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 all ENTR designated courses.
View a comprehensive list of approved option and capstone courses across all colleges. Please refer to the website for the most up to date list.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Rita Baker, Coordinating Academic Advisor, bakerr@purdue.edu

HOW TO COMPLETE AND RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

View simple steps to successfully complete and receive the academic credential.

UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING THE APPROVED COURSE LIST

Learn important approved course list facts, how to best utilize the list and determine ideal paths for certificate completion. There’s a pathway for every student.

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