Innovate and develop your ideas into viable ventures

Whether you’re a current or aspiring entrepreneur looking to grow your business or interested in introducing innovative ideas to an existing organization, position yourself to succeed in today’s dynamic market with the necessary entrepreneurship and innovation skills to launch successful ventures. 

Through the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you will gain the know-how and skills to develop new ways of thinking, learn to drive innovation and assess new business opportunities for successful ventures. Customize your curriculum to best fit your needs and interests with a wide range of elective courses.   

Interested in earning your Master of Business Administration degree? At CSU’s College of Business, you can start with a certificate and finish with an MBA. The credits earned in this certificate can be applied toward the College’s Online MBA or Evening MBA programs, but please note that completion of this certificate does not guarantee admission into the MBA program. 

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What You'll Learn:

  • Foundations of economics with entrepreneurial thinking and applied knowledge, including economic drivers, industry structures and competitive dynamics of sustainable enterprise. 

  • Develop skills in creating value in new and existing organizations as well as the processes and practices to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace. 

  • Theoretical conceptualization of entrepreneurship 

  • Apply and integrate MBA program concepts, enabling you to understand and utilize knowledge and skills gained from all courses.  

Certificate at a Glance

Delivery: Online
Length: Courses are offered such that the certificate may be completed in 2 semesters
Tuition: $998 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 9
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Courses and curriculum:

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‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.

Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

Learn more about admissions requirements to enroll in our spring or fall sessions. Visit tuition and aid for information on the latest tuition benefits available to you.

  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1