Business Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G023

The Business Entrepreneurship Certificate program teaches students the theory and principles of entrepreneurship for the development of business opportunity projects, how to commercialize technologies from their respective fields of study, encourages interdisciplinary graduate teams exploring cutting edge innovations from our university laboratories, provides the tools to evaluate their economic feasibility, encourages interdisciplinary graduate teams to build business plans for the commercialization of innovative solutions for opportunities in today’s global marketplace, and enhances career opportunities through involvement with entrepreneurial opportunities and business development. A total of 12 hours is required for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

ENT 5102Entrepreneurship & Innovation2
ENT 5934Strategic Venture Development4
Choose 4 hours of guided electives4
Choose 2 hours general electives2
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.