Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Certificate in Entrepreneurship Paving your own path in the business world takes perseverance, inspiration, knowledge, effective communication, and leadership abilities. Through the Purdue Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, you will develop the skills to pursue your groundbreaking ideas, whether you're launching your own company, working in a start-up venture, or spearheading new initiatives within an existing organization.

The Certificate Program is designed to complement your major. Entrepreneurial skills can be an asset in whatever career path or industry you choose. Our classes attract students from every college, school, and department at Purdue. In fact, participants view the diversity of students and talents as a key benefit of the program.

Our series of five courses and experiential programs combine textbook theory with real-world practice, teaching you the fundamentals of market analysis, financial statements, funding sources, leadership, and team-building. By the time you've earned your entrepreneurship certificate, you will have the confidence to succeed in business on your own terms.


Program Benefits

The Certificate Program will help you excel in many different contexts. Through lectures, projects, special events, and presentations by successful entrepreneurs, we provide:

  • Practical entrepreneurship education
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Multidisciplinary learning experiences
  • Additional educational credentials for your resume
  • Hands-on experiences for work and life


If you have approximately four semesters remaining in your academic program, you are eligible to enroll. For more information, please contact:

Rita Baker, coordinating academic advisor
765-496-7912; bakerr@purdue.edu

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1201 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057