Learn to imagine opportunities and create value through new ventures with the undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The certificate provides entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to students who plan to work with or become entrepreneurs. Expand the scope of your UW-Madison degree by building skills that will contribute to economic growth and bring new technologies and services to society.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is open to undergraduate students earning any non-business degree at UW-Madison. Students with majors in Retail and Consumer Behavior to Economics to Communication Arts, and many more disciplines benefit from the curriculum which emphasizes skills in creativity and innovation, along with the ability to analyze the role of entrepreneurship in society. Customize your certificate after taking just two required business courses, then selecting courses from a large range of electives to meet your interests and career goals.
Earn your certificate with a combination of business courses and electives from across campus.
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Wisconsin School of Business students can earn their degree with a major in entrepreneurship. Students earning a non-business degree from UW-Madison who have an interest in entrepreneurship may earn the certificate by combining business courses with relevant courses across campus.
The Certificate in Business (CIB) provides non-business students with a foundational understanding of business concepts including accounting, finance, management, marketing, and human resources. The additional coursework may be a differentiator when applying for jobs, in addition to widening your knowledge base.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship focuses on skills needed to participate in or facilitate a new venture. Courses relate specifically to the role of entrepreneurship in society, venture creation, and managing venture growth. Relevant courses are available campus-wide allowing for flexibility and customization of the certificate based on your interests and goals.
There is no additional tuition charge for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship.
There is no advance registration process.
Yes, as you earn your Certificate in Entrepreneurship, you may meet with an academic and a career advisor.
To earn the certificate you must earn a 2.5 GPA in Certificate in Entrepreneurship courses and they may not be taken pass/fail.
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