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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

Develop essential knowledge and skills to innovate and develop new ventures.

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    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

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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.

Our Community at a Glance

Join a diverse group of peers to develop innovative and cutting-edge products and businesses in our entrepreneurship certificate community.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 83%

    Working Full Time

  • 29%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

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.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Upcoming Term: Fall 2024

Fall course registration opens July 22 at 9 a.m. ET. Learn more about how to register

Earning Your Certificate

Most of our certificates can be completed online and no formal application process is required to pursue a certificate.

To meet the requirements for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Stack Your Certificate Into a Degree

Stackable credential pathways allow you to earn multiple credentials by completing courses that meet overlapping requirements. In the short term, you can earn your innovation and entrepreneurship certificate. Once completed, those four courses can count toward either a master’s degree in biotechnology or a master’s degree in management.

This stackable pathway offers an efficient, cost-effective way to earn short-term credentials to help fill immediate skill gaps and acquire specialized knowledge while building a foundation for long-term success that showcases your expertise in the field.

Learn how to plan a stackable credential pathway.

Yasmin Gutierrez
I knew that a Harvard education would challenge my curiosity and stretch my mind in a way that opened me up to endless possibilities!
Yasmin Gutierrez
Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Management; Graduate Certificates in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, '21


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2024–25 rate) $3,340 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $13,360