Anne O'Leary-Kelly
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
328 Walton College of Business
479-575-2851

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to give non-business graduate students a foundation in the core aspects of entrepreneurship they will need to start successful enterprises, to create and promote new products or service offerings in existing organizations, or to engage in social entrepreneurship. The Certificate program is open to all non-business graduate students at the University of Arkansas, and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to participate. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship will have explored the context, tools, and processes of entrepreneurial activity and will have learned how to apply them to commercial and non-commercial enterprises.

Admission Requirements: The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is open to all non-business graduate students who are in good standing with the graduate school at their campus. Students must apply and be admitted to the Graduate School of Business. Information regarding Graduate School of Business admission requirements can be found earlier in this chapter.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship: (12 hours)

To receive the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, students are required to take 9 hours of coursework in the Walton College of Business and 3 hours of electives related to entrepreneurship in either the Walton College or in another college at the University of Arkansas. Elective courses other than those listed below may be approved by the Director of the Certificate program. Some elective courses have prerequisites that are not met by courses in the certificate program. Students are advised to check prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course.

Course List

Required Courses
MGMT 5213Business Foundations for Entrepreneurs (Sp)3
MGMT 5323New Venture Development (Fa)3
MBAD 5413Partnering Project (Irregular)3
Elective Course
Select one of the following:3
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
Financial Management in Agriculture (Fa)
Agribusiness Strategy (Sp)
Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa)
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Fine Arts Gallery Internship (Sp, Su, Fa)
Graphic Design Internship (Sp, Su, Fa)
Organizational Communication Theory (Irregular)
Seminar in Mass Media Cognition (Even years, Sp)
Issues in Advertising and Public Relations (Fa)
Documentary Production I (Fa)
Walton College of Business
Special Problems in Finance (Irregular)
MBA Internship (Su)
Entrepreneurship Practicum (Sp, Su, Fa)
Innovation & Creativity (Sp)
Consumer and Market Research (Fa)
Shopper, Buyer, and Consumer Behavior (Fa)
College of Education and Health Professions
Sports Facilities Management (Su)
Administration in Athletic Training (Su)
Tourism (Sp)
College of Engineering
Systems Engineering and Management (Fa)
Project Management (Irregular)
Analysis of Inventory Systems (Irregular)
Graduate School
Research Commercialization and Product Development (Sp)
Ethics for Scientists and Engineers (Su)
Proposal Writing and Management (Su)