Set the stage for your success. Whether you are considering launching your own start-up or want to be recognized in your organization as someone who can create and lead innovative new ideas, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship will help you develop the competencies you need.

This program can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or in combination with a master’s degree program.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Format

On Campus

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In this program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of venture creation and collaborative innovation in global networks, including diverse collaboration models, innovation processes, and capabilities.

You’ll also select from elective courses that are most relevant to your goals, such as venture finance, new product development, marketing, and product and brand management.

This program is led by a combination of academic faculty and successful entrepreneur executives.

You may also be interested in:
New Venture Business Plan Competition
James D. Scheinfeld Entrepreneurial Award
LaMacchia Enterprises Entrepreneur Internship Program
UWM Start Up Challenge

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

BUS ADM 546G Global Innovation Management
BUS MGMT 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Please choose three courses from the following:
BUS ADM 544G New Product Development
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM 799 Reading and Research
BUS ADM 852 Venture Finance
BUSMGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
BUSMGMT 729 MBA Internship

Additional certificate requirements as well as course descriptions can be found on the Graduate School website.

To be considered for admission, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better. This certificate may be completed alone or in combination with the Lubar College’s MBA or MS in Management degree program.

To apply, complete the online application. Please also send your official transcript (from highest degree earned) to the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Graduate Student Services
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