Entrepreneurship and Innovation



The entrepreneurship and innovation concentration is comprised of three university-wide core courses followed by two courses within a student's disciplinary college. Individual colleges will be encouraged to offer a capstone course as part of the program. Beyond topics related specifically to entrepreneurial business practices, courses include such topics as social entrepreneurship, arts entrepreneurship, idea generation and storytelling as additional perspectives for the student entrepreneur.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 12 upper division hours must be taken from the W. P. Carey School of Business. 
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher. 
  • Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this concentration.

Required Courses 9 hours

ENT 305: Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)  (Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.50 GPA; minimum 30 hours)

ENT 340 Creativity and Innovation (L or HU) OR TEM 230: Creativity and Business Innovation (3) (Prerequisite(s): min 2.5 GPA; min 40 hours; Pre- or corequisite(s) ENT 290, ENT 305, or MGT 290)

ENT 360 Entrepreneurship and Value Creation OR TEM 400: Technology Entrepreneurship (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; minimum 2.50 GPA; Credit is allowed for only ENT 360 or FSE 301)

Concentration Electives -- 6 credit hours

Students will select two courses within the same concentration below. It is the student's responsibility to check the prerequisites required by courses in their discipline. 
Concentration electives will be designated and approved by individual disciplinary colleges.

American Indian Studies Concentration

AIS 375: Innovation for American Indian Sustainability (3)
AIS 385: Entrepreneurship for American Indian Sustainability (3)

Anticipating Futures Concentration

FIS 305: Ways of Knowing (L) (3)
FIS 307: Navigating Futures (SB) (3)
FIS 308: Politics, Markets and Innovation (SB) (3)

Aviation Management Concentration
AMT 491 is required in the aviation management concentration. Students will choose one other AMT course.

AMT 308: Air Transportation (G) (3)
AMT 489: Airline Administration (3)
AMT 491: Aviation Management Capstone (3)

Biomedical Engineering Concentration

BME 300: Bioengineering Product Design (3)
BME 417: Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I (L) (4)
BME 490: Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design II (L) (4)

Business/Start-up Concentration

AGB 456: Food Product Innovation and Development (3)
ENT 445: Business Model Development (3)
ENT 446: Venture Capital Experience (3)
ENT 447: Lean Launch (3)
ENT 464: Collaborative Design Development I (L) (5)
ENT 465: Collaborative Design Development II (L) (5)
FIN 455: Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
MKT 442: Services Marketing Strategy (3)

Design and Arts Concentration

ARA 396: Professional Practices for Design and the Arts (3)
ARA 460: Gallery Exhibitions (3)
DSC 394: Design Entrepreneurship & Society (3)
HDA 252: Foundations Arts and Design Entrepreneurship (3)
FMP 417: Business and Legal Practices in Entertainment (3)
MUP 438: The Enterprising Musician (3)
MUP 439: Music Product Creation and Development (3)
THP 351: Arts Management (3)
THP 450: Theatre Organization and Management (3)

Digital Media Entrepreneurship: Web Concentration

AME 435: Mobile Development (3)
GIT 402: New Media Internet Technologies (3)
GIT 414: Web Site Design and Internet/Web Technologies (3)
GIT 417: Advanced Web Markup and Scripting (3)
GIT 435: Website and E-Commerce Strategies (3)
GIT 480: Senior Project (3)

Herberger, FSE, WPC: Innovation Space Concentration

New product development. Students enroll in the courses associated with their respective concentration.

ENT 464: Collaborative Design Development I (L) 
AND ENT 465: Collaborative Design Development II (L)

GRA 464: Collaborative Design Development I (L) 
AND GRA 465: Collaborative Design Development II (L)

IND 464: Collaborative Design Development I (L) 
AND IND 465: Collaborative Design Development II (L)

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering: Alternative Energy Entrepreneurship Concentration

ALT 420: Electrochemical Energy Technologies (3)
ALT 435: Applied Photovoltaics (3)
ALT 445: Automotive and Stationary Fuel Cell Systems (3)

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering: Process Innovation Concentration

TMC 331: Quality Assurance (3)
TMC 430: Enterprise Strategy and Innovation (3)

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering: New Product Development Concentration

CSE 335: Principles of Mobile Application Development (3)
TEM 330: Systems Innovation (3)
TEM 400: Technology Entrepreneurship (3)

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering: Social Entrepreneurship Concentration

TEM 450: Design for the Developing World (3)
TEM 455: Global Impact Entrepreneurship (3)
TEM 482: Startup Workshop (3)

Small Business Concentration

ENT 441: Entrepreneurial Management (3)
ENT 445: Business Model Development (3)
ENT 448: Corporate Entrepreneurship (3)
MKT 435: Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)
MKT 440: Creating Digital Experiences (3)

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Concentration

BIO 312: Bioethics (HU) (3)
BIO 416: Biomedical Research Ethics (L) (3)
NTR 344: Nutrition Management and Leadership (L) (3)
PHI 320: Bioethics (HU) (3)

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication Concentration

JMC 455: Digital Media Entrepreneurship (3)
JMC 473: The Business and Future of Journalism (3)
JMC 477: New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab (3)
MCO 335: Social Media (3)
MCO 425: Digital Media Literacy I (3)

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Concentration

NLM 410: Social Entrepreneurship (3)
NLM 430: Managing Nonprofit Organizations (L) (3)
NLM 435: Service Learning for Community Development (3)
PRM 402: Assessment and Evaluation of Community Services (3)
PRM 427: Where's the Money: Special Event Revenue Generation (3)
PRM 475: Entrepreneurial Recreation and Tourism (3)

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.








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