What You'll Learn
- Understand principles and methods of idea generation and development, such as design thinking, systems thinking, and cultivating creativity.
- Develop knowledge and skills to foster and manage an organization or group culture of innovation and entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship.
- Gain an understanding of business frameworks and models and connect innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives to organization objectives and goals.
- Gain fluency in how to communicate, finance, or market a new idea, product, or initiative.
Join a diverse group of peers to develop innovative and cutting-edge products and businesses.
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Earning Your Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The professional graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship requires four courses:
- Creativity and innovation course (choose one course from select group)
- Business models and frameworks course (choose one course from select group)
- Entrepreneurship: tools and skills course (choose one course from select group)
- Application of knowledge and skills course (choose one course from select group)
Recommended Course Path: We recommend completing the required courses in the order presented above, when possible.
Ready to take the next step?
You can enroll in your first course in the:
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Search For Courses
To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:
- Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in a Graduate Certificate.”
- Choose “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate” to explore program courses.
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Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2021–22 rate)||$2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$11,920|