Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Along with the submission of the online application and the nonrefundable application fee, the following is required:

  • Vita or Résumé — Submit a one- to two-page listing of your professional experience and education.
  • Statement of Purpose - Applicants must upload a 1 – 2 page (double-spaced) statement of purpose describing how professional experience and goals potentially align with the certificate.

GRE/GMAT scores are NOT required.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
MBADM 531Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 502Business Modeling and New Venture Creation3
ENTR 810Emerging Trends, Technology, and Corporate Innovation3
ENTR 820Corporate Innovation Strategies and Entrepreneurial Methods3
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Objectives

  1. Creative Thinking and Analysis: Analyze, develop, and assess new products, services, and business models by thinking creatively and strategically. Understand current and future trends and the changing market conditions that influence innovation and entrepreneurship.
  2. Professional Skills: Demonstrate key competencies in methods and practices associated with new venture creation and corporate innovation.
  3. Communication Skills: Formulate and articulate ideas, and analyze and communicate new venture plans to key stakeholders in written, oral, digital and presentation formats.


Certificate Program Head: Shawn Clark

Primary Program Contact: Michelle Rockower


Mailing Address: 220 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802

Telephone: (814) 863-0474

Program Website: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate