The recently redesigned Entrepreneurship & New Ventures graduate certificate helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs conceptualize and develop new business ventures, products, and services.
You'll engage in creative processes including opportunity recognition, idea generation and selection, and the lean start-up process. Through a cross-disciplinary approach, you'll learn to write all sections of a business plan. You'll also have opportunities to pitch your ventures and products.
Certificate earners are awarded a digital badge for each certificate they complete. Badges can be digitally displayed anywhere to recognize attaining a new level of knowledge.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our Master of Business Administration.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Understand the new venture process, including ideation, feasibility, and plan development.
- Demonstrate skills required to develop entrepreneurial enterprises.
- Effectively communicate your business plan and vision to multiple stakeholders.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
It is recommended that non-business degree holders take at least one elective course prior to BUSAD 811 and 822. Speak to your adviser before starting the certificate.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete nine credits of course work consisting of six required and three elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.
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