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

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to give 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. 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 is open to individuals with backgrounds in any discipline. Students must apply and be admitted to the Graduate School of Business. Refer to the Graduate School of Business admission requirements.

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.

*Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship while completing a master's degree or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering are required to choose an elective from Electrical Engineering.  Likewise, students completing a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering must choose an elective from those listed under Public Health or another relevant course with Biomedical Engineering Program Advisory Committee approval.

Required Courses 9
For business students:
Strategic Management
New Venture Development
New Venture Development II
For non-business students:
Business Foundations for Entrepreneurs
New Venture Development
New Venture Development II
Elective Course *3
Select one of the following:
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
Financial Management in Agriculture
Agribusiness Strategy
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Fine Arts Gallery Internship
Organizational Communication Theory
Multiculturalism in Advertising and Public Relations
Documentary Production I
Walton College of Business
MBA Internship
Innovation & Creativity
Consumer and Market Research
New Product Development and Strategy
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Sustainability in Business
Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainability
College of Education and Health Professions
Administration in Athletic Training
Evaluation of Public Health Programs
Theories of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
Public Health: Practices and Planning
Sports Facilities Management
College of Engineering
Systems Engineering and Management
Analysis of Inventory Systems
Any 5000 level Electrical Engineering 3 credit course
Graduate School and International Education
Research Commercialization and Product Development
Total Hours12