Graduate School of Management
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Imagine a student with a passion for business, science, engineering, theatre, nursing – or many other professional disciplines – who also has a nascent interest in building “their own” company now or sometime in the future. Imagine a student who wants to be innovative and entrepreneurial within their organizations and has the drive to “be the difference”. Imagine a student who has a desire to make a difference in the world within their chosen profession in a social enterprise. If that person is you, this program is for you.
Program Educational Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
- To instill entrepreneurial thinking across campus in many disciplines;
- To provide learning opportunities for students in developing their own entrepreneurial ideas and ventures;
- To reach out to the community to provide entrepreneurial learning opportunities; and
- To provide faculty with appropriate assistance in their own entrepreneurial endeavors to better model entrepreneurial principles for their students.
Students who complete the program will:
- Demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking as it applies to their chosen discipline by successfully completing practicum in which they apply principles of innovation to a project or develop an idea for a new business outside of the practicum
- Understand what it takes to start a new venture, including the basics of finance, marketing and management for a new and growing business
- Learn how to identify their personal strengths as an entrepreneur and how to build an effective leadership team for a new business
- Establish connections with the entrepreneur community within their profession
For more information about the certificate program and admissions requirements please see this flowchart.
Please indicate Non-degree status (International applicants on an F-1 visa are not eligible for this status) on the application and indicate in the essay questions that you would like the certificate program:
- A completed application form and $50 fee.
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges except Marquette.
- Essay questions on page 7 of the application form.
- Resume or job profile.
- Letters of recommendation are optional for the Certificate program.
Investment in Your Future
2012-2013 Graduate School of Management Tuition and Costs
- Graduate School of Management Programs - $985 per credit for Summer 2012 - Spring 2013.
- Tuition increases typically occur each summer at approximately 3-5%. The Certificate Program is 15-16 credits total.
How long does it take?
Students may take the program at their own pace. Students can complete the program in as short as one year and have up to three years to complete the program. Our goal is to have students enrolled continuously once they begin the program, but exceptions can be made.