Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Graduate Certificate

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Being a successful entrepreneur takes more than initiative, determination, and a good idea. It takes know-how. With a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation, focus your attention on strategies and resources for launching new ventures.


Designed for adventurous go-getters who are ready to launch a new venture, our graduate certificate program will give you the tools and strategies you need to get your idea off the ground.

Our graduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation provides the foundation to launch successful startups. The certificate includes two online core courses, and two specialized track courses, which may be in-person or online.

Choose electives from the following disciplines:

  • entrepreneurship
  • international entrepreneurship
  • innovation
  • leadership
  • family financial planning
  • social innovation
  • veterinary medicine (for Vet Med students)


Admissions Requirements

  • Academic records
  • GPA
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendations

For program specific requirements, visit the Graduate College website.


Total: 12 Credits
Time: 8-12 months

With approval of the director of graduate education (DOGE), all 12 entrepreneurship and innovation credits may be applied later to an Ivy master’s degree at Iowa State University.


Contact Information


Kim Putz
Assistant director graduate recruitment

Iowa State Online

Online Certificate Details

Program information