You can augment your doctoral studies by earning one or more graduate-level certificates. These certificate programs are available to all degree-seeking students in good standing in any program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Certificate programs are available at no additional tuition cost. Each requires foundational academic coursework, as well as advanced academic courses and electives. Coursework in these certificate programs may be used by non-business majors to fulfill the requirements of a PhD minor. A minimum of 10 credits must be completed for this option.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed for graduate students who anticipate starting or working for new ventures, or who wish to influence the policies of entrepreneurship. The curriculum focuses on imagining and bringing to life new enterprises, finding start-up capital, and managing enterprise development.

Graduate students with an interest in entrepreneurship can also participate in networking, business plan competitions, start-up ventures, and more.

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Certificate in Strategic Innovation: Organizations, Technology, and Society

This certificate program prepares graduate students to work on innovative projects in existing organizations. The program emphasizes creating social and economic value through innovation. Students learn how to anticipate major societal shifts affecting the value of innovation, choose among different innovative projects, envision and create new products and services, and lead strategic initiatives for organizations.

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